News & Views

Employment law, HR and health & safety is always in the news.  We keep on top of the headlines and cover the most important topics here.  You'll find new content as things happen - always written in plain English and with some humour thrown in.  If you want to stay up to date, remember to sign up for LAWmail.

Health & Safety

We always find it so hard to report on people who simply went to work and lost their lives. However, the sharing of useful information may help...

BY Matthew Ramsey
Health & Safety

We read with interest this month the views of an occupational diseases’ legal expert.  He suggested that employers must provide extra care for...

BY Lee Craig
Health & Safety

Nearly 700 schools have been referred to HSE over concerns they are failing to manage asbestos in their buildings, potentially putting thousands...

BY Douglas Cameron
Employment law

Appeal judges have overturned an employment tribunal verdict after finding that the judge “very unfortunately” fell asleep at two points during...

BY Paman Singh
Employment law

This month it was reported that Peterhead Lifeboat had been axed by the RNLI due to personal rivalries that they had failed to resolve. The...

BY Miranda Hughes
Employment law

An automatically unfair dismissal can occur if an employee is dismissed for asserting any of their listed statutory rights, or if the employer has...