April 2021 - uneartHReality
Refusal to wear a face mask at work

Refusal to wear a face mask at work

You’ve risk assessed your workplace and have put various measures into place taking into account guidance from the Government – working safely during Coronavirus  Many employers have mandated the use of face masks but what if employees refuse to wear one? Where this...
Harassment and taking all reasonable steps

Harassment and taking all reasonable steps

There has been a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case concerning Harassment.  Harassment is unwanted conduct which relates to a protected characteristic (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or...
Common holiday queries

Common holiday queries

I get a lot of queries about holiday so I thought it might be useful to round up some common queries and misconceptions! Can I round holiday up and down? Yes, but you can only round it up, not down. My employees haven’t used their holiday entitlement, can I pay them...
Stress awareness month and work related stress

Stress awareness month and work related stress

Stress awareness month April is stress awareness month which aims to increase public awareness about causes and cures for stress.  According to the Mental Health Foundation 74% of adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they have felt overwhelmed...