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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...

Lest We Forget

As I write this, the nation has just commemorated the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Britain declared itself to be in a state of war with Germany on 4th August 1914. Men in their thousands enlisted. Volunteering was seen as heroic, dutiful, romantic even, earning almost universal approval...

Game of Life

Football’s a game of two halves. We’re reminded of this blindingly obvious fact every Saturday during the football season, and every day during the recent World Cup. Caution is abandoned in the second half to make up for the mind numbing possession-play of the first. Suddenly, a team finds the...

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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