Managing an employee with shingles

6 September 2021

Nicola Jagielski from Health Assured describes what shingles is, and advises on whether employees who have the infection should be working.

Catching up — the need for resourcefulness

24 August 2021

After a period of unprecedented disruption to education, schools are looking to the start of the new academic year. Michael Evans considers some of the challenges that will have to be faced at the start of the autumn term.

National strategy for autism: 2021 to 2026

10 August 2021

There are an estimated 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. Deborah Bellamy explains the new autism strategy and the impact it is likely to have on those affected, including family members, carers and services.

Religious discrimination at school: recent employment tribunal

9 August 2021

Mrs K Higgs, the claimant in this case, was employed as a pastoral administrator and work experience manager by Farmor’s School. In October 2018 the school’s headmaster received a complaint about Mrs Higgs from outside the school via email. The complaint alleged that a post made by Mrs Higgs on her Facebook account demonstrated homophobia and prejudice against the LGBT community, specifically regarding same-sex relationships and marriage, and gender fluidity.

The return to assessment and testing

4 August 2021

With the start of the new academic year will come the return of inspection and testing in English schools. Michael Evans considers this, together with some of the worries and concerns of educational professionals.

How to furlough employees from November 2020 onwards

2 August 2021

In March 2020, the Government announced its plans for financial assistance to help employers retain employees for an extended period of time through the Job Retention Scheme (furlough). This guide explores what employers need to know for furloughing employees from November 2020 onwards.

Post-lockdown Step 4 — back in the swim

30 July 2021

The removal of special Covid-19 measures this summer will mean coming to terms with both old, familiar and new health and safety issues in a changing normal where pupils deserve a sporting chance of success beyond the classroom and school gate.

Coronavirus vaccine and your employees — HR considerations

28 July 2021

A vaccine to prevent serious health effects from coronavirus has been developed and made available to the public. In this article, Nicola Mullineux, Group Content Manager at Croner-i explores the top questions employers may have surrounding the vaccine, such as requiring employees to be vaccinated and more.