People sometimes need to take time off for dependants at work to look after family members or people that they live with. The law allows employees to take reasonable time off from work to take action. It also prevents people from being treated badly or dismissed if they have taken time off. Who counts as … Read more
There is no legal right to time off for religious duties, prayer, worship and festivals. That said, employees who have been refused time off for religious festivals have brought successful claims in employment tribunals for religious discrimination where there has not been a legitimate business reason behind the refusal. Muslim employees in a Tesco store … Read more
Between April and June 2017 the number of workers whose main job was a zero hours contracts was 883,000 according to the Office for National Statistics.
There has been a fall in the number of zero hours contracts from 2.9% to 2.8% compared to the same time last year.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual behaviour which either violates a person’s dignity or creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them. Sexual harassment also describes situations in which people are treated less favourably because they either submit to or reject sexual conduct. Harassment may be verbal, non-verbal or physical Verbal: Name calling … Read more
If you have suffered a detriment at work, you may be able to claim against your employer in the employment tribunal. A detriment at work is when an employee is treated in an unfair manner by the employer but that does not go as far as to dismiss the employee. An example of this could … Read more