Author: Danny Hall

Abutcher with 50 years’ experience has been awarded more than £120,000 after he was replaced in a village shop by a younger man. Michael Bandura was ruled to have suffered age discrimination when his boss brought in the younger butcher, after the older man went on...

Figures emanating  from two different sources recently make it difficult to predict recruitment trends in the coming months. They provide more questions than answers for those seeking to recruit new staff. One source, the Home Office, shows soaring numbers of non-EU migrants coming to the UK,...

A startling new set of statistics on the mass exodus of care home staff  has added new impetus to our specialised service of providing care in their homes for the elderly. Job vacancy rates across care services hit 10 per cent in March 2022, compared with...

As the government’s rules for living with Covid-19 have changed, so has the previous procedure for paying statutory sick pay (SSP). Now those who contract Covid-19 and are unable to attend work will no longer be eligible for SSP from the first day of their illness. Instead,...

From November 11th all those who work in a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care home in England must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, unless they are exempt. This is major step forward to protect the elderly in care and its effects will be far reaching. But...

The recent employment tribunal case of a mother who returned to work after Maternity Leave and had her request for flexible working refused has again focussed on the need for all employers to consider such requests seriously. In this case it cost the employer £185,000 in...

Under a new proposed government plan, staff will be able to request flexible working from the day they start work, and all employers will have to respond more quickly and explain any reasons for refusal. At the present time the right to request flexible working only...

The possibility of extending Paid Parental Leave after a post 24 week miscarriage is to be discussed shortly in parliament. This may well directly affect the many domestic and care workers who are women. Employers are already duty bound under the Paid Parental Leave Act to...

With the final winding up of the government’s furlough scheme, will you be looking for a new job? Will your employer want a new person in your domestic or household position? According to The Office for National Statistics it is expected that hundreds of thousands of...