Women’s Health Strategy: the Workplace

In March 2021, the government launched a call for evidence to inform the development of a strategy around women’s health covering areas such as access to services, education and the workplace. The call to evidence elicited over 100,000 responses, the vast majority of which were from individuals in England keen to share their own experiences…

Menopause and the Workplace – what can and should employers do?

The menopause and how it affects women in the workplace has recently received considerable media coverage sparking public debate about the way employers should deal with this sensitive issue. The documentary by Davina McCall on Channel 4 in early May covered moving stories of women being dismissed, resigning or suffering in the workplace as a…

COVID-19 TESTING

Since 16 August 2021 individuals are no longer required to self-isolate if they have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination, which means employers are considering alternative precautions they can put in place instead of self-isolation to ensure the safety of their staff in the workplace environment, especially those that may be clinically extremely vulnerable.…

Holiday Pay – getting it right

The ever developing rules surrounding holiday pay leave many HR professionals and business owners confused about how to calculate holiday pay and the consequences of getting it wrong. The Government’s “Good Work Plan” launched on 17 December 2018 proposed various reforms in relation to holiday rights which has made it increasingly important for employers to…