Monthly Archives: July 2014

Tribunal Tale – Discrimination and Obesity – The Story So Far

As the concern over obesity and its potential social and economic impact increases, questions have been raised in the world of employment law. Does UK or European law provide protection against discrimination on the grounds of obesity? Specifically, is obesity a disability? The statutory definition is that “a person has […]

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Client Testimonial – Circle

When Circle was coming to the end of its contract with its existing providers of Employment Law, HR and Health & Safety Support Services, it was very important that we shopped around to find a service that was much more tailored to the needs of our organisation. Navigator stood out […]

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Legal Issues – The Right to Request Flexible Working

On 30 June 2014, the law relating to the right to request flexible working changed and it is no longer a requirement that the applicant be making the request in order to fulfil caring obligations. Any employee with 26 weeks’ continuous service, and who has not made such a request […]

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Health and Safety – COSHH Frequently Asked Questions

What is COSHH?  COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. You can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by: • finding out what the health hazards are • deciding how to prevent harm to health (risk assessment); • providing control […]

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