Maternity leave – your rights

Maternity leave is an important period for all working mums. It gives women an opportunity to prepare for the birth, then bond with and care for the child during the first days, weeks, and months of its life. Here, we take a...

“Caste” will not become a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010

The Government has concluded its consultation into the question of whether caste should be included within the protected characteristics listed within the Equality Act 2010, in order to offer appropriate legal protection agai...

Working temperatures – when is it too hot to work?

With temperatures forecast to reach up to 35C this week, the Met Office has issued an amber heatwave alert, advising Britons to stay indoors during the warmest part of the day – 11am through to 3pm.The summer of 2018 is alrea...

Court of Appeal decides on Minimum Wage for Sleep-In Shifts

In a significant decision for the care sector, the Court of Appeal has ruled that care workers who work sleep-in shifts are only entitled to the National Minimum wage for periods during which they are awake and required to be...