What legal protections do workers who are accused of bullying at work and harassment or discrimination have?

What legal protections do workers who are accused of bullying at work and harassment or discrimination have?

Sadly, allegations of bullying at work are all too often. This year, there have been numerous media accounts of prominent people being accused of bullying, including the Duchess of Sussex and Priti Patel. Employers are required to provide for the health and safety of their workers in a reasonable manner. Common law, health and safety…

Ways HR leaders support employees through economic uncertainty 

Ways HR leaders support employees through economic uncertainty 

‘Once-in-a-generation’ events have occurred frequently over the past few years, with Brexit and a global pandemic as the two most notable examples. The current cost-of-living dilemma is currently affecting society. The rate of inflation is still rising quickly, driving up the price of everything at a rate that has not been witnessed in the past…

How HR investigations should be conducted for workplace investigation

How HR investigations should be conducted for workplace investigation

What is an HR investigation and when is it needed? Employees may occasionally make complaints against coworkers or supervisors may find an employee’s behaviour to be inappropriate; in these cases, the company must conduct an investigation as part of the process to address conduct concerns. An investigation, put simply, is a process of gathering information…

Workplace dismissal can be reasonable even if it is not gross misconduct 

Workplace dismissal can be reasonable even if it is not gross misconduct 

Workplace dismissal is a complex topic, and there are many different reasons why an employer may choose to dismiss an employee. While gross misconduct is often considered the most serious grounds for dismissal, it is important to note that an employee can be dismissed for reasons that do not amount to gross misconduct. In fact,…

Treatments, Expenses, and Main Causes of Employee Burnout in the Workplace

Treatments, Expenses, and Main Causes of Employee Burnout in the Workplace

 17 million working days were lost in 2021/22, according to the Health and Safety Executive’s report, “Work-related stress, anxiety, or depression statistics in Great Britain,” published in November 2022. Employee burnout has long been a problem for businesses, but during the epidemic, cases skyrocketed as people tried to cope with lockdowns, balance job, and caring duties,…

Sexual harassment in the workplace does not always have to be sexual in essence 

Sexual harassment in the workplace does not always have to be sexual in essence 

The legal term of sex-related unlawful harassment is broad, as shown by two recent rulings from the employment tribunal. It doesn’t have to be sexual in nature, but it must be tied to the victim’s sex. To that extent, the often-used word “sexual harassment in the workplace” to refer to this sort of harassment might…

When a termination payment is fully taxable

When a termination payment is fully taxable

Termination payments can be difficult to understand. Contact Clarity Simplicity’s employment solicitors who can help you get through the process hassle-free. What are termination payments? Severance payments made to employees upon termination of their employment are known as termination payments. These may occur as a result of a number of events, including redundancy, retirement, disability-related…

A step-by-step guide to terminating an employee 

A step-by-step guide to terminating an employee 

Beginning on January 5, a new season of The Apprentice will put contestants to the test as they compete to become Lord Sugar’s next business partner. As usual, the infamous boardroom scenario where one candidate is fired occurs at the conclusion of each show. At a time when real-life apprenticeships are on the rise, the…

Will flexible working become a day 1 right?

Will flexible working become a day 1 right?

The UK Government’s announcement to make flexible working a day-one right to request marks a victory for the #Flexfrom1st campaign, which is being led by the CIPD. Millions of workers will be able to request flexible work arrangements starting on the first day of employment, the UK government stated today. The CIPD is pleased to…