Ask the Expert – Subject Access Requests

Question: “An employee whom we are currently investigating under our disciplinary procedure has submitted a subject access request to obtain the contents of their personal file. Do we have to respond to the request and, if so, is there anything else we should...

Legal Issues – Holiday Pay

Recent updates Holiday pay has been a hot topic for some time now, with the focus being primarily on whether additional types of pay such as overtime and commission should be included when calculating holiday pay. So far the decision in each of these cases has said...

HR Issues – Mental Health Awareness

World Mental Health Day Last week, on 10th October, it was World Mental Health Day.  The designation of this day each year, is to raise the profile of mental health issues by educating, raising awareness and advocating against social stigma. For a long time, having a...

Health & Safety – Care home owners fined

Care home owners fined £380k following fire Care Home owners Shaftesbury Care Group Ltd have been sentenced following five breaches of fire safety regulations at Donwell House Care Home in Washington. The fire destroyed a bedroom, damaged a corridor and caused severe...