Posts from Wards Solicitors

How can employers increase diversity in the workplace?

“The fact that individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds are less likely to be in work, and when in work, are less likely to be fulfilling their potential is wrong and must change.” This is a powerful statement with which few would disagree. It is also consistent with other disadvantaged groups who, despite … Continue reading How can employers increase diversity in the workplace?

Is consultation on health and safety required before a return to work? 

The Treasury has reported that more than eight million UK workers have been furloughed since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was introduced in mid-March 2020. The self-employed equivalent scheme has seen more than two million applications for grants so far, which could mean a total of approximately one-third of the working population of the … Continue reading Is consultation on health and safety required before a return to work? 

Is it time to reform employment references?

In most cases, a worker has no right to receive an employment reference when they leave their job. Whether this is adequate is up for debate.    “I am determined to make the UK the best place to work and grow a business  – including levelling the playing field between employees and employers.“  These words in late … Continue reading Is it time to reform employment references?