The Return Of The Summer Holiday?

Looking out of the window as I write this it is apparent that summer is fast approaching, and with it, the traditional holiday period and the long school summer break. We remain hopeful that the COVID-19 restrictions will continue to ease, including those imposed on international travel, albeit with the traffic light system in place,

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The Post-Pandemic Hybrid Organisation

The global, government-initiated responses to Covid-19 have meant that many organisations have had to close their offices indefinitely, with many employees moving to homeworking. This massive change brought to the forefront the need to adjust processes, to embrace digital communications, and, through a situation rarely dealt with prior to the pandemic – the need to

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Vaccinations and the Workplace – A Q&A with Su Allen HR

The global occurrence of Covid-19 and the subsequent restrictions, regulations, safeguards and now vaccines created to combat it have raised many discussions on workplace health and safety, managing risk, personal choice and freedom, privacy, and many more that will undoubtedly develop as the year progresses. Therefore, this month’s blog is a Q&A, featuring the most

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Employment Law in 2020 – This Is The Year That Was

Every year, UK Employment Legislation sees a number of changes, to accommodate new precedents set by cases and court rulings, and to reflect changes to lifestyles, societal needs, political landscapes and more. I think we can probably all agree that 2020, possibly more so than any other year in recent memory, handed those out in

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Covid-19 and Mental Health – The Other ‘Second Wave’

In our June Blog, we discussed steps for running an organisation in a time post-Covid-19.  However, getting back to ‘normal’ is about more than simply the operational practicalities.  Although many of us will have experienced periods of anxiety, stress and loneliness during the pandemic and at times these feelings may have overwhelmed us, when things

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The Future Is… At Home?

When Covid-19 swept across the world, millions found themselves ordered to stay at home by their Governments to help reduce the spread and this, by default, led to swift worldwide adaption. Businesses needed to adapt accordingly, finding workable solutions to, wherever possible, remain operational and profitable and safely keeping their employees earning a salary and

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Ethical Veganism Protected by Law

In a landmark ruling in January 2020, an Employment Tribunal found that a claimant’s ethical veganism qualified as a “philosophical belief”, and therefore, should be protected by law. Under the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful to discriminate against an individual because of their religion or philosophical belief. The case, brought to Tribunal by vegan

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