In this week's podcast, we look at the legal changes that come into force on 1 October 2015, including those relating to: anti-slavery statements; extension of the exemption from wearing a safety helmet for Sikhs; increases to national minimum wage rates; and the new Fit for Work service.
A school catering assistant was suspended by her employer for using an e-cigarette on school premises. She resigned and claimed that she had been constructively dismissed. The employment tribunal did not uphold her claim, but indicated that if she had not resigned but been dismissed, the tribunal might have judged that dismissal to be unfair.
A model policy to set out your organisation's rules on smoking, including guidelines on e-cigarettes, and smoking in vehicles.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to smoking in the work environment.