Health & Safety – HSE move on stress at work

The Health and Work strategy was launched in December 2016 with the aim to tackle stress in the health and education sectors. The focus of this strategy was not solely on stress, but included musculoskeletal disorders which along with stress…

Legal Issues – Religious clothing and symbols in the workplace

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has provided some (much needed) clarity in relation to whether banning religious clothing and symbols is an act of direct or indirect discrimination. Direct discrimination occurs when an employee is treated…

HR Issues – Stepping up to the Board

Career development does not all have to be achieved in its entirety through an employee’s primary role.  With some careful consideration, an employee at a mid to senior level in an organisation, could gain a vast amount of employment and…

Tribunal Tale – Reasonable adjustments

Employers’ duty to make reasonable adjustments not limited to only those requested The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld a finding that the Home Office (HO) discriminated against an employee for failing to make reasonable adjustments in relation to her…