Philosophical belief and ethical veganism

15 January 2020

With the recent landmark decision, in which it was held that ethical veganism should be provided legal protections under the Equality Act 2010, Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the law around this decision and what led the tribunal to it.

Managing legionella risks

15 January 2020

Mike Sopp reminds duty holders of the importance of reviewing their current legionella management arrangements so as to ensure they are complying with their legal duties, in the light of revised guidance.

Construction poster pack available from HSE

15 January 2020

HSE has launched a poster pack for the construction industry that provides a 20 per cent discount off the collective price of the five individual titles.

Presenteeism survey exposes “worrying” trends in vets

15 January 2020

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is warning that presenteeism could be storing up health problems for the future after a survey found nearly two-thirds of vets (63 per cent) came into work ill last year.

The sense of purpose

15 January 2020

Nicky Young, group managing director at MullenLowe salt, tells Anna Ryland why the mental health of her workforce is of paramount of importance.

Key dates for 2020

15 January 2020

This year will bring a number of key changes to employment law, as well as the usual rate changes. See below for the key dates that employers and employees should be aware of.

The January blues: an employers’ guide

13 January 2020

With the festive season a distant memory, employees now have to get through the infamous January blues. Recent reports have found that mental health illnesses cost the UK and Irish economy more than £41.8 billion (€49.7 billion) combined, each year.

Choking risks in early years

10 January 2020

Recent years have seen a number of cases where young children have tragically died in incidents where they have choked on food or other items in nurseries. Martin Hodgson, an early years Education writer, sets out what managers and staff can do to ensure that they reduce the risks of choking and keep children as safe as possible.