Many businesses may have to look at finding for the cost of this somewhere else such as scrapping or cutting back on employee rewards, bonuses or benefits. Indeed, this is already happening in some larger organisations as a way of protection heading into the predicted slowdown or recession.
Covid wave during peak season could lead to mass job losses. Calls for the re-introduction of Covid supports to save jobs
The WHO predicted this peak-time summer season wave and unfortunately strategic plans have not been put in place by government to help businesses and to help employers. There needs to be a long-term plan for small businesses to able to cope with the continued shockwaves of covid. The introduction of Covid supports to Businesses now needs to be a very real consideration as the Covid impact is still there and it is eroding turnover and the bottom line,
Two new codes of practice
1.The Code of Practice on Equal Pay provides employers, trade unions and employees with practical guidance on the right to equal pay, how to eliminate pay inequality, and how to resolve pay disputes.
2.The Code of Practice on Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work sets out what is meant by employment-related sexual harassment and harassment and outlines how it can be prevented.
58% of women say they have experienced harassment in their workplace, 4 in 5
experienced sexualised comments being made towards them at work whilst 3 out of 4 say
they are not confident that they will not experience harassment in the future.
The GDPR issue with regard not being allowed to ask, learn or disclose vaccination status of employees is particularly awkward and almost conflicts with the safety, health and welfare act. But the pandemic has thrown up some confusing and difficult situations and it is no different when it comes to workplace relations and employment law.
However, from an employer’s perspective it is important to remember that an employer can be liable for the conduct of its employees at the party, even when it takes place somewhere other than in the workplace.
There is common mistakes and mishaps that can happen and leave an employer liable. Very often workplaces through caution to the wind with these events but they should have planned and considered because whilst most workplace Christmas parties end up being great fun events, some things can go wrong and when they do they can go badly wrong. So, employers need to plan properly.
NEW CODE of conduct aimed to give workers the right to disconnect has been signed into effect from today.
A NEW CODE of conduct aimed to give workers the right to disconnect has been signed into effect from today.
The code of practice comes into effect immediately and applies to all types of employment, whether you are working remotely or not.
The new code of practice on the right to disconnect from work – covering phone calls, emails and switch-off time – is legally admissible.