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As hybrid working has now become the new “norm” in many businesses across the Country, employers need to be mindful of their responsibility to ensure the health and safety of staff who work from home just as much as any other worker. As such, it is imperative that employers consider the following basic steps in […]

Join the Freeths Sheffield Employment Team; Tom Draper and Lee Williams, for their next HR Matters webinar via Zoom, where they will be discussing whistleblowing in the workplace. The webinar will cover: A run through of the who, what, how and when of whistleblowing The rise of COVID health and safety whistleblowing complaints Workplace protection […]

As many organisations have moved away from the office to working from home and this trend appears set to continue, our panel of speakers will discuss the following legal issues that this creates. The session will cover the following topics: Health, safety and employment Discussing the legal issues which employers must consider where their workforce […]

Last Updated: 16:10, 2 February 2021 Since the Country came out of the first national lock-down back in May 2020, and with the subsequent and gradual reopening of businesses across the Country, most companies have been faced with the gruelling task of introducing new safeguards in the workplace so that their premises are “COVID-secure”. Even […]

Last updated: 12:00, 26 May 2021 Notwithstanding the unease that many of us are feeling about the continued spread of the “Indian variant” of COVID-19, the 17 May 2021 saw the Government resist calls to delay its plans and instead move to step 3 of its roadmap out of lockdown. As such, most businesses in […]

Last updated, 16:30, 2 February 2021 As the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold on the Country in early 2020, the HSE were quick to issue guidance which made it clear that, should a worker or other third party contract this disease in the workplace, then companies are under a legal duty to report this […]

Last updated 17:37, 20th April 2020 With over 2,600 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the UK, including 137 fatalities, companies are rightly concerned about their exposure to a potential criminal investigation should their staff contract the virus. After all, it is a fundamental requirement under the Health and Safety at Work Act that employers […]

Last Updated: 14:30pm, 23nd July 2021   23 July 2021 Having good ventilation will help reduce COVID-19 transmission at work HSE’s updated guidance will help you identify poor ventilation in work areas and take practical steps to improve it. This can help reduce the risk of COVID19 spreading in your workplace. The HSE’s updated guidance […]

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