Editor's message: Health and safety legislation requires employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees.
Employers also have a duty of care with regard to the health and safety of non-employees, including the self-employed and members of the public who may be affected by their business activities.
In addition, there are good business reasons for protecting the health and safety of employees. A significant number of working days are lost every year due to work-related illness and workplace injury.
Sarah Anderson, employment law editor
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.
Updated to include a reference to the HSE's draft Health and work strategy.
It is time for businesses to consider the impact of "digital overload" on wellbeing, performance and work-life balance, says Anna Kotwinski, digital wellbeing director of Shine Offline, a company set up to help people manage their use of technology.
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.
Updated with information on trends in employee wellbeing.
Updated with information on trends in stress management.
Updated to include information on trends in employer responses to bullying.
The High Court has held that an employer was not vicariously liable for a managing director's "brutal assault" of an employee during a drinking session after the employer's Christmas party.
In this well-publicised case, easyJet's refusal to limit the shift lengths of two cabin crew who were breastfeeding led to awards for indirect sex discrimination totalling almost £35,000.
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