Legal And HR

Employment Law Update March 2011

Thanks to David Buckle for this great update on Employment Law. We hope you find it useful!

For some time, Parliament has adopted the practice of launching new employment law in April and October of each year. This April is no different.

Next month sees those parents (usually fathers) of children born or adopted after 3 April 2011 get the right to take up to 26 weeks paternity leave, if the mother/primary adopter) returns to work early.

The default retirement age is also being phased out.… Read more

Dealing With Bereavement At Work

Dealing with the death of someone close to you will have a big impact on your life, both personally & professionally. I lost my dad to cancer back in 2001 while I was working as a PA for a small IT company. For me the grieving process started before he died, when we found out that his illness wasn’t treatable and the inevitable was inevitable. When I found out that my dad was unwell, I took the decision to let my managers know immediately.

Dealing With Long Term Sickness – An Employee’s Perspective

Living and coping with a chronic long-term illness can dramatically change your life. It can present you with many challenges such as not being able to do the things you once took for granted, which can then cause anxiety. It is probably not something you will get used to overnight; it may take some time to adjust. Plus, if you’re anything like me (impatient!) you could also become frustrated and after a period of time, it’s not uncommon for depression to set in. None of these feelings are easy to deal with but remember, it’s not an easy situation for those around you either.