Employment Issues

Managing employees, furlough and future-planning through Covid-19

Employment Law Partner, Kevin Poulter, discusses employment law aspects of COVID-19, updates to government policies you need to know about and how to manage your employees at this uncertain time. We also cover questions regarding furlough, redundancies, home-working and planning for the post-COVID-19 world. Also covering: What is furlough and what are the obligations of … Continue reading

Coronavirus hits the UK
Employment Issues / In the News

Coronavirus hits the UK

As the government announces its strategy to deal with coronavirus in the UK, Freeths’ employment partner Kevin Poulter spoke to BBC News about the implications for employees and employers. Businesses will be increasingly encouraged to support efforts to contain the virus by making self-isolation for affected employees financially viable and, by doing so, protecting the … Continue reading

A diverse workforce is a commercial advantage, so forward-thinking employers won’t wait for gender balance
Employment Issues / In the News / Legal Topics

A diverse workforce is a commercial advantage, so forward-thinking employers won’t wait for gender balance

I was recently invited to join a panel at Womanthology‘s inaugural Thought Leaders event.  Although the topics of discussion were quite wide-ranging, action points from across all sectors and types of organisation emerged. Although the legal foundations of gender diversity are slow to develop, change is being driven by an ever expanding group of practical activists … Continue reading

Guest blog: Managing employees through divorce 
Employment Issues

Guest blog: Managing employees through divorce 

Given the regularity of modern divorces it’s no surprise that divorce can have tremendously adverse effects on an employee’s workplace performance, as Holly Barry finds.  With around 42% of marriages ending in divorce, it has become increasingly important for businesses to be able to manage divorcing employees to maintain office morale and productivity. In this … Continue reading

Facebook for recruitment? It’s time to clean up your profile
Employment Issues / In the News / Social Media

Facebook for recruitment? It’s time to clean up your profile

News from the US and Canada that Facebook has rolled out a new job ads and recruitment feature may have you giddy with potential, but for many of the social behemoth’s 1.9 billion users, is it another invasion of privacy? Canadian news service, Global News, contacted me to comment on the move by Facebook and … Continue reading