TUPE protection for employees and workers

22 January 2020

I understand that a recent case decided that the protection offered by the TUPE Regulations to employees can also apply to workers. Can you confirm this and explain the implications of the decision?

Staff reluctance to transfer

22 January 2020

It appears that a number of my staff are not keen to move to a new employer under a forthcoming TUPE transfer. What advice should I give to them?

TUPE transfer and redundancy

22 January 2020

Part of my business is to be sold and transferred to a new employer in three months’ time. The transferee (the new employer) has asked me to make redundant some of the employees who are to be transferred before the time of the transfer. How should I respond?

Sit-stand desks

20 January 2020

Is it worth investing in sit-stand desks for our employees to promote better health?

Philosophical belief — veganism

15 January 2020

Is veganism a protected philosophical belief? I have an employee who is very vociferous in their promotion of the vegan ethic and I have heard reports that this may be causing issues in the workplace.

Contracts and liability

8 January 2020

If a contract stipulates a maximum level for insurance cover, does that minimise my liability?

Time off for IVF treatment

7 January 2020

An employee has informed me that they are planning to undergo IVF treatment. Do we have to make any special accommodations for them at work?

Machinery and lightning

2 January 2020

Following an inspection by our insurance company, it has informed us that we must assess the risk of machinery being struck by lightning when in use. It states that this is a legal requirement under health and safety legislation. Is this the case?