The government equalities office published a report on dress codes and sex discrimination in May 2018. The report covers employers’ and employees’ responsibilities on dress codes, making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees andRead more
The Employment Appeal Tribunal finds that Disciplining for 60 days' sickness absence was disability discrimination. Mrs O'Connor was disabled within the definition of disability set by the Equality Act 2010. Both parties to the litigation accepted that this was the case.Read more
An LEV system is used to remove airborne contaminants such as dust, fumes, smoke etc to prevent them causing harm to workers. An example of this would be an extractor at a welding station or paint spraying booth for instance.Read more
With the ever increasing court rulings interpreting the provisions of the Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) it has never been more complicated to determine whether TUPE applies to business transfers or ...Read more
Under normal circumstances employers must carry out their own internal investigation and follow a fair procedure before dismissing an employee or taking any other disciplinary action.Read more
The recent decision in the case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd & another v Smith 2018 is expected to have major ramifications for freelance workers and those who work in what is known as the “gig” economy. The gig economy is best described as a market relating to short-term contracts/freelance work as opp…Read more
Employment tribunal fees were recently abolished. The fees were abolished because the Supreme Court held that the fees were unlawful under both domestic and EU law given that the fees had the effect of preventing justice and made it disproportionately difficult for employees to enforce their employm…Read more
6 Steps to Managing Stress in the Workplace This week sees Mental Health Awareness Week take place, and in light of this we would like to give you some tips when it comes to managing stress in the workplace. Managing work related stress is very important, primarily for the employee’s wellbeing but…Read more
Head of Operations
With over 20 years experience in HR, Hema draws her expert specialist knowledge from a broad range of industries, including employment advisory and consultancy services, retail, manufacturing and leisure. Being MCIPD qualified enables her to quickly understand how organisations operate, how to interact with their business leaders and to deliver effective commercial and practical solutions.
Health, Safety & Training Business Partner
Andy is NEBOSH trained and a technical member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH). Andy is often found studying the latest updates to legislation to keep his knowledge up to date and provide the best advice. With a passion for health and safety and experience in a range of environments from large corporates to small business, Andy is well placed to support you in all your health and safety needs.
HR and Training Business Partner
Jill has over 14 years’ experience in HR & Training. Having started a career as a police officer; she changed careers to HR & Training dealing with Equality & Diversity in the workplace. Jill is passionate about Diversity, Inclusion and HR and has supported companies in managing their HR and training needs. She has a wealth of expertise across HR, dealing with challenging casework, company restructure projects, mediation, training, organisational development systems; equality and diversity.
HR Business Partner
Arti has a strong background in HR and is a fully qualified CIPD member. She has worked with challenging casework and has a good understanding of how to deal with workplace matters as they arise.
Advice Line Team Leader
Jatinder is qualified non-practising Solicitor, he has over 22 years advisory experience in Employment law, HR matters and Employment Tribunal litigation. He manages the legal and HR advice line team ensuring the delivery of advice is effective verbally and in correspondence. He has experience in training and coaching work colleagues in all aspects of legal and employment matters. With his sound understanding of issues arising with in the workplace environment, Jatinder aims to deliver clear and concise client focussed advice.
HR Employment Relations Advisor
Anoop is an experienced HR Advisor and is part of the Telephone Advice Line Team. Anoop has worked in both the public and private sector, providing Employment Law advice ranging from grievances, disciplinaries, performance management, attendance management and mediation. Anoop is a trained mediator and provides down to earth, pragmatic, commercial advice. Outside of work, Anoop actively participates as a CIPD Board Member of East Midlands.