December 2021

Many women who feel they have been discriminated against in the workplace, on the grounds of ageing and menopause, are seeking legal action in much higher numbers. Researchers have noted that growing numbers of women have taken their employers to court, citing menopause as unfair dismissal...

Withholding statutory sick pay for not vaccinated employees carries a similar risk to introducing a 'no jab, no job' policy. Since August 2021, those who have been double-jabbed and those under 18 are no longer legally required to self-isolate if they when identified as a close...

With the UK now starting to return to normal, many employers are hoping to keep restrictions at bay and ensure extra health and safety measures are in place. The NHS is currently offering the Covid-19 vaccine free to all adults with those most at risk...

We are delighted to announce that we are officially a key sponsor for The Concierge Medical Business and Young Entrepreneurs Awards - Chipping Campden 2021. This year the awards, which we believe are the only ones in the UK to recognise existing businesses alongside student-run...

When it comes to employment contracts occasionally businesses place a post-termination clause to protect their best interest and to prevent ex employees from carrying out certain activities. These are also referred to as restrictive covenants and non-compete clauses. Such clauses are included in a Contract...

The health and safety at work act 1974 has been put in place to ensure workers, sub-contractors, customers and members of the public are safe and protected when in contact with your business. As a business you have a duty to ensure health and safety...

Since the Covid-19 pandemic where businesses were forced to adapt to working from home, many employees are now questioning if they can drop down to working four days per week. This isn’t out of laziness, it’s out of the idea that we are still working...

Navigating the world of Covid really has had its twists and turns. With the UK’s travel rules changing today, it’s important to keep up to date on the latest guidance. The government has announced that all double vaccinated adults will no longer have to be...

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Protection from Detriment in Health and Safety Cases) (Amendment) Order 2021 has come into force in order to extend protection for health and safety detriments to workers (not just employees). An employee can now claim in a tribunal with the position...