Employee relations

Unprecedented or disruption?

Sheila Fahy

It seems that everything in a post-Covid-19 world is “unprecedented”. It’s a word that makes lawyers uncomfortable as we like to assess problems and make decisions on the basis of precedent – what has gone before. But things have changed now, the new world is turning what we knew upside down, and the only thing Read More

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Changes to written particulars of employment from 6 April 2020

Kalila Bolton

Are you ready for the changes to written particulars of employment which must be given to new recruits from 6 April 2020? Implementing proposals from the government’s Good Work Plan, the new rules form part of the Government’s reform proposals on employment status to ensure that workers know from day one what rights they are Read More

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What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man….

Nicola Bartholomew

There’s a day for everything now: National Pizza Day, International Talk Like a Pirate Day (apparently) and there is even a day for men. Yes. It may surprise you to know that today is International Men’s Day and, perhaps even more surprisingly, it has actually been celebrated for over two decades. Now, my Mum would Read More

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Gender Equality and Culture: Be the Change

Rachel Reeves

My 11-year old daughter was one of only two girls when she took part in the MCC Cricket Academy at Lord’s cricket ground during half-term but, even so, it made me realise just how far we have come. I am encouraged and reassured that for her generation there are no barriers and believe that, whatever Read More

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Please can I have a pay rise?

Sheila Fahy

What are the chances of me asking my boss for a pay rise? Low. That’s because I am a woman, and women are less likely to ask for pay rises, with 27% saying that they have never asked for one. Compare this with men who often relish the discussion, with a fifth having these conversations Read More

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Sleep: part of the wellbeing matrix

Sam Webb

Traditionally, employee workplace health issues have been couched in terms of health and safety at work, and the employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of its employees. While the law remains the same, in recent years the language and focus have changed and softened. The emphasis now is on the importance of Read More

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Pride and Prejudice

Sheila Fahy

How times have changed! London is draped in rainbows to mark Pride week. The LGBTQ+ community is being celebrated from within and without, loudly and proudly. I don’t need to tell anyone that it hasn’t always been like that. When I started work many moons ago, there was no legislative protection in the workplace. For Read More

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