Right to Suspend

June 21st, 2019

Where an employee is accused of serious misconduct, employers may be tempted to suspend the person in question whilst deciding what to do next.

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Is it discriminatory to offer your female staff enhanced maternity pay but to not offer the same enhanced terms to your male employees taking shared parental leave?

June 21st, 2019

Is it discriminatory to offer your female staff enhanced maternity pay but to not offer enhanced terms to your male employees taking shared parental leave?

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Disability and dismissal

June 21st, 2019

Employers are reminded that they need to take into account an employee’s disability, at all stages of the dismissal process.

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NDAs – the story continues

June 14th, 2019

A recent report by The Women and Equalities Committee (WESC) has criticised the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to protect those accused of discrimination and harassment.

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What employment lessons can be learnt from the collapse of Arcadia?

June 12th, 2019

It goes without saying that if a retailer is facing administration and store closure, job losses are expected. For employers in this situation, there are some best practice steps they can follow to ensure that the risk of employee-related legal action is minimised in the process.

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What is considered suitable clothing in the modern workplace?

June 6th, 2019

Not only is it helpful, it is also necessary, for employers to adopt a dress code policy. Regardless of how relaxed a company is.

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Out of office

May 22nd, 2019

A survey from Glassdoor last year found that two in five UK employees only took half of their holiday entitlement in the preceding year.

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Meaningful employment

May 15th, 2019

As employers, we need our people to be focused on the job at hand, and to be present – if not in body, then at least in spirit – while they work.

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Looking after all of us

May 3rd, 2019

Here at Joelson we take a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Mental health is a crucial part of the picture.

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New EU Rules for Gig Economy Workers

April 26th, 2019

The European Parliament has approved new regulations which guarantee improved minimum rights for ‘gig economy’ workers.

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