In this month’s Workplace Law we look at the proposed changes to the rules on when employees can request flexible working. This is a key topic for employers to pay attention to, and we also explore the repercussions of not doing so, in an article examining a recent case of indirect discrimination.
The team recently hosted our latest HR Club, looking at how to prevent and combat bullying and harassment claims in the workplace. This was really well attended and is clearly a subject of great interest. We have included a write up of the session below, as well as a guest article from Andy Hillier of the Association of Chairs, who has written a piece on dealing with media questions about bullying claims.
What do the new flexible working proposals means for employers?
The Government has recently announced a new proposal, to allow every employee in Great Britain to request flexible working – regardless of time served in employment.
Handling media enquiries around bullying and harassment: what charities need to know
Andy Hillier from the Association of Chairs, shares his expertise.
Discrimination and Harassment; how to avoid and manage
In 2019 a Europe wide study found that reports of discrimination were highest in the UK, where 38% of respondents felt that they had been discriminated against at work.
Returning from maternity leave – redundancy and flexible working
It is important for both employers and employees to know their respective rights in relation to maternity leave. Ignorance could lead to confusion, misunderstandings, discrimination and unfair dismissal claims or employees not receiving their entitlements.