Government Equalities Office has published new guidance on dress codes & sex discrimination

Setting a workplace dress code – your responsibilities as an employer Dress codes are seen as a legitimate part of an employer’s terms and conditions. There are many different reasons why employees may be asked to wear a uniform. For example, an employee may be asked to wear a uniform to communicate a corporate image

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Mental health awareness week (14th-20th May 2018) focuses on stress and how we cope with it. This blog will look at helping employers and employees create a mentally healthy working environment where everyone feels valued and supported. What is mental health? Mental health includes a person’s emotional, physiological and social well-being. It affects how we think,

The Supreme Court hands down its long-awaited decision in the appeal of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS v Haywood

This complaint was brought by Haywood who was dismissed after being made redundant by her employers, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In this case the claimant had worked for the NHS for over 30 years as an associate director of business development. The provisions of her employment contract ensured that she was entitled