December 2014

Appointing your first employee - what to do and avoid Taking on your first paid (and therefore contracted) employee is a major step for any company. Get it wrong and the results could be crippling for your business. Get things right however, and you’ve taken the first step...

Obesity can be regarded as a disability The European Court of Justice has confirmed that, whilst obesity itself cannot be regarded as a ground for protection against discrimination, where obesity, “may hinder the full and effective participation of that person in professional life on an equal...

Allow carry over of untaken holiday if workers are prevented from taking it for "reasons beyond their control" An Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has suggested that workers should be allowed to carry over untaken holiday into the next year if they are genuinely prevented from taking...