Author: tga-nigel

A potentially huge increase in paternity leave for fathers that could affect many employers, is on the cards. Theresa May could raise the current two weeks’ statutory allowance of £148 per week or 90% of usual pay, whichever is lower, to 12 weeks. It would...

In a major development in the on-going issue of non-disclosure agreements, a committee of MPs is now calling for specific  changes to clauses which, when wrongly used, handcuff employees in taking their case to a tribunal. In some cases say the Women and Equalities Committee, “gagging...

There has been considerable publicity recently about the stress of  work on women and how many more are engaging household domestic staff like yourself as an answer. But what about the stress of that responsibility on yourself? After all, you are often shouldering the workload of...

Under UK law, employees do not have the legal right to attend medical appointments in work time, so what happens when you need to attend? For doctors’ appointments, hospital appointments and dental    appointments your employer is entitled to take the time out of your holiday allowance. There...

The issue of Mental Health has been in the spotlight recently with Mental Health Awareness Week running from the 13th May to 19th May. It is perhaps a time for extra thought to be given to your domestic staff, many of whom may be living...

Is there a domestic answer to womens' workplace stress? Some revealing figures in new research highlight the stress that many  female staff suffer at work and poses the question: is there a “domestic” solution? Cigna, the workplace health benefits provider says that heavy workloads made 17% of...

Sometimes a case arises that illustrates how careful  an employer - including those with one domestic employee - has to be when considering a request for flexible working hours through illness. At a recent employment tribunal an employee who was suffering from depression was awarded £35,000 ...