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Acas Guidance – Managing Work-Related Stress

Acas have released some guidance for employers and employees on how to manage stress at work. The guidance explains what we mean by stress, things to consider if an employee is suffering with stress, the relevant legal implications, and preventative measures too. We will provide an overview of [...]

By |2023-05-02T08:39:02+00:00May 2nd, 2023|Acas, employment law updates, mental health|0 Comments

Acas guidance – reasonable adjustments for mental health at work

In April 2023, Acas released some new guidance on reasonable adjustments for mental health at work which you can access here. The guidance is specific to mental health and contains very useful examples of reasonable adjustments and includes advice for both employees and employers. The Legal Bit The [...]

By |2023-04-26T10:58:20+00:00April 26th, 2023|Acas, employment law updates|0 Comments

Queen Elizabeth II Funeral – Bank Holiday Guidance for Employers

King Charles III has confirmed there will be a UK wide bank holiday on Monday 19th September 2022 for the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Given the circumstances, many businesses have taken the decision to close on this day to allow staff the day off to [...]

By |2022-09-14T09:58:44+00:00September 14th, 2022|contracts, employment law updates|0 Comments

COVID-19: Anxiety and Returning to Work

At the time of writing, the Scottish Government’s advice continues to be “everyone who can work from home should work from home”.   However, whilst restrictions continue in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, many people who cannot work from home have been able to return to [...]

By |2020-09-24T09:35:37+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Covid-19, mental health|0 Comments

The Menopause at Work

The menopause and the symptoms associated with it can still be a taboo subject for some and how to approach it can cause concern for employers and managers. However, menopause and how it can impact the workplace has gained interest in recent months, appearing in the news as [...]

By |2020-09-23T12:45:56+00:00May 18th, 2020|Acas, employment law updates, menopause|0 Comments

Lay-Off and Short-time Working

Lay-offs and short-time working are ways that an employer can ask an employee to stay at home temporarily if there is not enough work; or reduce their hours. The aim is to avoid having to make redundancies. Lay-Off People often speak of being “laid off” when they lose [...]

LGBT and Workplace Discrimination

As June is pride month, we thought we’d take this opportunity to write an article on the rights of the LGBT community in the workplace. Members of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community are legally protected against discrimination at work through the Equality Act 2010. However, statistics [...]

By |2020-04-10T12:21:20+00:00June 13th, 2019|employment law updates, LGBT|0 Comments

Sportspeople and Employment Law

Sportspeople and Employment Law For certain industries or job types it isn’t always clear what type of employment relationship is in place and this can cause confusion and legal uncertainty. One such industry making the headlines recently is the sporting world, notably the case of former Great Britain [...]

By |2020-04-10T12:23:41+00:00May 23rd, 2019|employment law updates|0 Comments

Do you need a mental health first aider?

Do you need a mental health first aider? Mental health continues to be one of the major health challenges in Scotland and in the workplace and is something we at AM Employment Law are passionate about. With the huge impact it can have in the workplace, we are [...]

By |2020-04-10T12:26:50+00:00May 8th, 2019|mental health|0 Comments
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