Employment

Shared Parental Leave and Pay

Draft regulations have been put before Parliament to make changes to the way eligible employees, who are parents of children, can take parental leave and pay. If these regulations are approved, eligible parents of children due to be born or adopted on or after 5th April 2015, will be entitled to...

Tattoos in the Workplace

So, you have an employee that turns up with a new tattoo… what can you do about it? It was recently reported that 17% of people have a tattoo. To some, they are attractive and wonderful body art. To others, they are indicative of being lower class, heavy drinking and poor breeding. Many employers...

Obesity and Disability

Just over a year ago, I wrote a blog about whether obesity can be a disability. The issue has now been considered by the Advocate General in the case of Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund. The court was asked to decide whether Mr Kaltoft met the definition of disability under the Equal Treatment...

New Flexible Working Regime

30th June 2014 saw the introduction of the new Flexible Working Regulations which will amend the current requirements for both making and considering flexible working requests under the Employment Rights Act (ERA) 1996. The new regulations will make the right to request flexible working more...

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