All items: Health and safety

  • Criminal law and fatalities in the workplace: what HR needs to know

    13 April 2017

    Fatalities in the workplace are a challenge for HR and the stakes are high with the potential for criminal charges, large fines and imprisonment. Andrew Katzen and Claire Wallace from Kickman & Rose solicitors offer a case study with lessons on how to manage each stage of an organisation's response.

  • Liquid lunches: can an employer stop staff drinking during working hours?

    16 February 2017

    As reports emerge that employees at Lloyd's of London have been banned from drinking alcohol during the working day, we look at issues employers need to consider when enforcing alcohol or drug policies.

  • Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

    16 January 2017

    With large parts of the UK having experienced heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace impact of severe weather conditions.

  • Sexual harassment at work: 10 myths busted

    15 August 2016

    A TUC report on sexual harassment in the workplace has found that 52% of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work. Stephen Simpson sets the record straight on 10 myths about workplace sexual harassment.

  • Employee substance misuse: five workplace tips

    12 August 2016

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence estimates the cost of alcohol-related absenteeism in England at £1.7 billion per year. We provide five tips for employers to respond to employee substance misuse.

  • Zika and the Olympics - can employees be forced to travel?

    5 August 2016

    As well as the athletes descending on Rio for the Olympic and Paralympic games, many people are travelling there to work over the coming weeks, but, in the light of the Zika virus, can employees be forced to work in Brazil?

  • Six common summer employment issues

    19 July 2016

    With high temperatures possible during the summer months, we explore some employment law scenarios employers may have to deal with.

  • One-off serious mistakes at work: five key cases

    17 May 2016

    After a mistake by a private security company during a training exercise led to a fake bomb being left in a toilet at Old Trafford, we explore the legal position for employers when an employee makes a single serious mistake at work.

  • Santa's grotto loses health and safety appeal

    1 December 2012

    Health and Safety Bulletin (HSB) reports on a festive judgment from the Court of Appeal.

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