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.
With spring's four bank holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. We examine the growing support for a shorter working week and potential benefits it could bring.
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.
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.
Updated with information on trends in employee wellbeing.
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.
Employers should address rising stress and mental health risk through collaboration between internal departments and insurance providers. A dedicated employee risk manager is part of the solution, argues Andrew Woolnough, value propositions director at Willis Employee Benefits.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to health and safety management.