Returning to Work during COVID -19

Bringing your employees back to work during a pandemic can be tricky and a cautious approach should always be taken. Employees are likely to have a number of different concerns, not least, how can you guarantee their safety. The truth is, this will present a number of difficult challenges, however you can (and should) put…

How should employers deal with COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

How should employers deal with COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The government publishes daily updates at 2pm with the latest stats and advice. The risk level is currently identified as moderate. How can I reduce the risk to my employees? You should send round an email/guidance encouraging employees to be extra-vigilant with washing their hands, using and disposing of tissues and ensure that all your…

Askews star Lianne Payne on front page of C&W in Business

We are delighted to share news about the latest edition of the Coventry & Warwickshire in Business magazine. Brightening the front cover with a big smile is our very own Lianne Payne, Head of Employment Law and Internal H.R and star in the Askews team. Lianne’s impressive professional accomplishments were just one part of the…

Ethical Veganism is a Philosophical Belief!

An employment tribunal has today ruled that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief and therefore should be protected under the Equality Act 2010. Vegan Jordi Casamitjana claims he was dismissed by his former employer, the League Against Cruel Sports, because of his ethical veganism beliefs. There are currently nine ‘characteristics’ protected under the Equality Act…

The Work Christmas Party: How to ensure you still have a job the next day

Our Christmas tradition has always been to write an article aimed at employers, giving guidance on how to prepare for the work Christmas party and how to deal with any unruly employees or unacceptable behaviour. This year we thought we’d issue some guidance directly to all employees. Here are our top tips for ensuring that…

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