Employment

Last week Maternity Action published a report on the impact of unfair redundancies on pregnant women and new mothers. Their research indicates that one in every twenty mothers are made redundant during pregnancy, maternity leave or on their return to work – and many of these redundancies are discriminatory and unfair. Women are losing their… Read more »

Employment

New research reports that poor mental health costs UK employers between £33 and £42 billion a year. These figures are mainly attributable to sickness absence hits, presenteeism costs, lost productivity and staff turnover. They do not cover the additional costs for employers litigating mental health related claims through the employment tribunals. In the last month,… Read more »

Employment

Before making a job offer, the general rule is that you can’t ask questions about an applicant’s health, including whether or not they have a disability. This covers questions to the applicant themselves, and questions to others, such as a former employer. But, there are some exceptions… For example, you can ask applicants whether they have a… Read more »

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