A new international standard for occupational safety and health, ISO 45001, is set to be published next year. In advance of a roundtable discussion about the standard at November's Institution of Occupational Safety and Health conference, Marcus Boocock looks at how organisations can get ready for the standard.
Vicarious liability, where employers may be liable to pay damages for an employee's or others' actions, can result in high levels of compensation. Akshay Choudhry, an associate at independent law firm Burges Salmon, considers recent cases and how employers can manage this risk.
Three in four recruiters have stated that attracting candidates of sufficient quality is their main concern, according to survey results released today (18 September).
The High Court has held that an employer is vicariously liable for 126 alleged sexual assaults that took place during medical examinations carried out at the request of the employer.
Updated to include a reference to the Sentencing Council's consultation on draft guidelines for manslaughter sentencing.
More than 700 organisations have now signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for her to end the Government's crackdown on red tape.
The UK has been hit by three terrorist attacks in less than three months. These tragic events highlight the need to have a disaster contingency plan in place.
Information on health and safety bodies and inspectors, including the Health and Safety Executive, local authorities, inspectors, and trade associations.
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.
In this week's podcast, we examine several legal cases as we explore the situations where an employer may be found to be vicariously liable for an individual's negligent or discriminatory actions.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to health and safety.