Long Covid – is it a disability?

Woman suffering from fatigue because of long Covid.

With restrictions easing across the UK, the initial emergency of the Covid-19 pandemic may feel like it is over. However, many people continue to suffer from prolonged symptoms, known as […]

Facilities in the workplace: what are your employees entitled to?

The COVID-19 pandemic has given many businesses a compelling reason to reassess their use of workspace. Remote- and hybrid-working are making it possible for some employers to reduce the amount […]

What to expect from employment law in 2022

For large parts of 2020 and 2021, employers across the UK had to quickly adapt to new and ever-changing regulations, restrictions, safety procedures and working environments. As we move into […]

The newly announced carer’s leave

In 2020, the Government consulted on introducing a ‘carer’s leave’ as a ‘day one right’ to help employees with long-term caring responsibilities balance these with their paid work. The Government’s […]

Understanding medical data retention

Medical data retention has to balance the need for care with respect for privacy. It also has to reflect real-world practicalities such as storage, both physical and digital. GDPR also […]

Can employers make vaccination against coronavirus mandatory?

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are not currently mandatory, apart from in certain sectors (eg care homes) However, the question remains as to whether employers will be able to make vaccination a […]

Kickstart (Scheme) your recruiting

There is growing evidence that the pandemic has had a particularly negative impact on young people and their career progression. Workers under 25 were more likely to be in roles […]

Returning to work: what employers should know

The Government announced on the 10th May that employees which cannot work home should be encouraged to return to work. Consequently, a new set of guidelines have been issued to […]

5 questions on employee health and safety whilst WFH

Many employees are working from home now, but not everybody has an appropriate work station or home office. In a place of work, it’s the employer’s responsibility to ensure employee […]

Love, marriage, baby carriage (and a flexible working request)

So I recently returned to work after a year of maternity leave. I birthed, I fed, I burped, I cleaned spit-up, I played ‘peek-a-boo’ until I was blue in the […]

Workplace Eye Health

Eye health

The majority of employees these days spend most of their time looking at displays, such as laptops, desktop computers, tablets or smartphones to do their job. A 2018 study showed […]

What to tell staff before the Christmas party

‘Tis the season for office holiday parties! It is that time of year again, when your calendar quickly fills up with invites from family, friends, and workplaces. On top of […]