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With some claims by employees and former employees of discrimination at Employment Tribunals, one can easily see how an employer crossed the line. However, with some you might think; “Well, that took me by surprise.” A recent case in Belgium might come under that umbrella. A...

Continued exposure of deficiencies in care homes in England will yet again focus the minds of families on alternative solutions. The organisation which checks and rates care homes the Care Quality Commission (CQC) uses four ratings - outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate. Almost 3,000 of the...

Some time ago, we reported on the case of an employee who won a landmark battle when the European Court of Human Rights ruled that she had been discriminated against for being made to wear a uniform that prevented her from visibly wearing her crucifix....

‘The times they are a-changing’ sang Dylan, and in the case of robots in the home, yes they are, but will they ever replace a human housekeeper? So, what can robots do in the home and do they do it as well as a traditional human...

A recent court case has highlighted how a professional carer looking after a vulnerable elderly woman  in their own home was abused. The woman’s daughter had installed CCTV cameras which caught the carer of her elderly mother, a dementia sufferer, subjecting her client to abuse, threats,...

A massive drop of 95% in EU nationals coming to the UK for work is causing employment problems with some employers raising wages, with others holding the line, according to new research. The work by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for...

Maybe you have a bad cold, a virus or have hurt your back, but you still turn up for work, not wishing to let your employer down or fearing for your job as a member of domestic/household staff. But actually are you doing the right thing?...

Summer holidays are over, and back at work as a member of domestic/household staff, you are proud of the new tattoo you had as a present to yourself...