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London Fire Brigade Finds Fire Assessment Worries In Over Half Of City’s Care Homes

A report by London Fire Brigade on fire safety in London residential care homes has highlighted a series of worrying issues which resulted in 57% of 177 homes being given formal notification to address the issues. In April 2017 a Cheshunt care home in Hertfordshire was the scene of a major fire. Firefighters rescued 33 …
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Your Employee Has Been Off Sick – So You Can Deduct A Part Of Their Holiday Entitlement…Think Again!

It’s only fair isn’t it, a member of your domestic staff has been off sick for a while, so can you reduce their holiday entitlement? The answer is No. It is not only unfair it is illegal and could leave you open to a tribunal claim. Staff do not need to be at work to …
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What Are The Rights And Wrongs Of Staff Wearing Religious Symbols At Work?

The wearing of religious symbols by staff at work can sometimes be a vexing issue for employers, and also a potentially difficult area to approach. As the employee you really need to know what the “rules” are before initiating any discussion. There are a number of basic questions that you, as an employer, may have. …
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Vegan Judgement

Employers today have to be aware of risk of discrimination against employees in a range of areas and now another may be added. An Employment tribunal is to decide whether veganism is a “philosophical belief” akin to a religion, in a landmark legal action.It stems from the dismissal of an employee who has claimed that …
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UK public holidays 2019

1 January Tuesday, New Year’s Day 19 April Friday, Good Friday 22 April Monday, Easter Monday 6 May Monday, Early May Bank Holiday 27 May Monday, Spring Bank Holiday 26 August, Monday Summer Bank Holiday 25 December, Wednesday, Christmas Day 26 December Thursday, Boxing Day.   Your Obligation To Pay Or Not To Pay Do …
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