Tackling sexual harassment at work

Following on from the large number of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood, the social media campaign #MeToo has highlighted that sexual harassment is a common occurrence across workplaces.  In addition, many have also said that they don't know any women who haven't been the subject...

How much time off for bereavement?

Facebook have recently announced that they will now be offering staff 20 days paid leave for bereavement for an immediate family member and 10 days for an extended family member.  In addition they are offering up to 6 weeks for staff to look after a...

Use of Social Media at Work

The BBC has published an article about the increase in the number of Council workers that have been suspended for accessing social media and porn sites at work.  Some of it relates to staff spending too much of their working time on non-work activities.  However,...

When is travel time working time…?

As a result of recent case law (the "Tyco" case) some employers may be required to pay their employees to travel to and from work.  This is only the case where: Employees are paid on an hourly rate They have no fixed place of work, and The employer...

Getting racists fired…

A Tumblr blog called Racists getting fired (and getting racists fired) has claimed another victim in the USA recently, according to the BBC.  Chris Rincon, who used to work at Jet Set car wash in Houston, Texas, was fired after posting an offensive slur against...