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HEALTH & SAFETY

What are the key risks to lone workers?

Those who are employed in lone working roles face a variety of risks. The most obvious one is the threat of violence, but what other key areas should you consider when undertaking a risk assessment for these types of worker? More...

EMPLOYERS’ LIABILITY

Workplace pranks, injuries and employers’ liability

In October 2017 an employee sued her employer for £58,000. She had been injured after a colleague deliberately pulled her chair away as she sat down. However, the court said the employer wasn’t liable. Why was this? More...

HEALTH & SAFETY

On-site gyms and potential legal liability

You have some space on site which is standing empty. Several employees have suggested that you obtain a few pieces of second-hand equipment and convert the area into a small gym. Is this as straightforward as it sounds? More...

SICK PAY

Work-related incapacity and right to pay

There will be occasions where an employee is incapacitated due to a work-related illness or injury. In this situation are they legally entitled to receive full pay for the duration of their sickness absence? More...

INSURANCE

Q&A - work experience and insurance

INSURANCE

25% of road traffic incidents are work-related

According to the HSE, more than a quarter of all road traffic incidents involve somebody who is driving for work. In these situations how can you be sure your insurer will have all the relevant details? More...

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Q&A - what’s the law on drinking water?

SICKNESS ABSENCE

Off sick but they won’t say why

An employee who’s been off sick for a few days is refusing to divulge the reason for their recent absence. They say that this information is confidential and they have a legal right to privacy. Is this true? More...

DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

Is work-related stress a disability?

An employee has been signed off work for a few weeks by their GP who states that they are suffering from work-related stress. Does this medical diagnosis automatically mean your employee is disabled? More...

EMPLOYERS’ LIABILITY

Employee caused accident after work: are you liable?

On their way home from work an employee steps off the pavement without looking and causes a serious accident. As they were travelling back from work at the time, could you be liable for their actions? More...
Last updated: 12.12.2018

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