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Flexible Working – Rejected

It’s always difficult to implement changes into an employee’s contract. For example, allowing them to work flexible hours can be quite taxing if there is a lack of cover. But if the employee is a long serving staff member, who is loyal and brings in clients, an...

Are tech jobs just “jobs for the Boys”?

I was out on a Freshwalks event in Derbyshire last Friday and met up with someone who worked in digital marketing. We talked about the gender gap in tech jobs and how few women worked in that sector. It set me thinking about my own experience in the sector.  In...

Problems when issuing a contract

From April 2020 an obligation was placed on employers to issue a statement of main terms of employment (contract in lay terms) on the first day of employment. This carried some risk should a claim be made to a tribunal. Despite this, we are still aware that some...

Hybrid Working

Is there such a thing as a perfect solution to a complex question? A number of organisations feel that there are substantial advantages to getting people to work from home rather than the more traditional format of working in a single building with others. We have...

Flexible Working

The response of an employer to request for flexible working is often one of frustration and annoyance because it distracts them from what they’re having to do in their day-to-day job. However, in my experience providing flexible working can actually be a...

Drug and Alcohol Abuse at work

Employers have a legal duty to protect employees’ health, safety and welfare. Understanding the signs of drug and alcohol misuse (or abuse) will help you to manage health and safety risk in your workplace. Sometimes addiction or misuse issues present as...