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Jan
19
2017

Could Type 2 diabetes be a disability under the Equality Act 2010?

Under the Equality Act 2010, a person with a progressive condition (such as Type 2 Diabetes) has a disability if they “have a physical or mental impairment” which “has a..

Dec
02
2016

Improving Lives: A Work and Health Plan to Help Disabled People into Employment

Whilst the rate of employment for the non-disabled population is currently 80%, only 48% of disabled people are in employment. This inequality has led the Department for Work and Pensions..

Jul
17
2015

Sick employee can choose not to take holiday leave and postpone it, but not indefinitely.

In relation to sickness and holiday leave, an issue which sometimes arises is whether an employee on sick leave has to demonstrate that he was unable by reason of illness..

Apr
16
2015

Would you vote for Labour's "Granny leave" or the Conservatives' "Volunteering leave"?

Last week, the Conservatives unveiled its election manifesto commitment for employees of large employers to be allowed to take three days paid "volunteering leave"  a year to carry out charitable..

Apr
10
2015

Stress at Work - when is psychiatric injury foreseeable?

In a personal injury claim, when is an employer liable for psychiatric illness caused by occupational stress? In a judgment this week, a court has upheld the leading authority of..

Nov
07
2014

Download Buddy's Ebola guidance notes for free

Employmentbuddy has just published two new free documents: Ebola - guidance for employers Ebola - information and guidance for employees We have made these documents accessible to all members. Please sign in to..

Jun
13
2014

Absence Management - pull the other one!

Do these sound familiar…  "A can of baked beans landed on my toe" "My dog had a big fright and I don't want to leave him" "My trousers split on the way into..

May
30
2014

World Cup tips for employers

Companies with football fans among their workforce could see some disruption within their business during June and July.   What can employers do to minimise this potential disruption whilst keeping employees..

Mar
28
2014

Small employers hit hardest by abolition of the recovery of statutory sick pay from 6 April 2014

Since 1995, employers have been able to reclaim statutory sick pay (SSP) from HMRC, provided  he total SSP paid in a month exceeds 13% of their Class 1 National Insurance..

Dec
06
2013

Ill health dismissals guidance

In a dismissal for capability following sickness absence, the Court of Session has stated in BS v Dundee City Council that the fairness and reasonableness of the employer's decision, depends upon..



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