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How To Prevent Homophobia And Transphobia In The Workplace

Homophobia and Transphobia in the workplace is more common than one would expect. Stonewall UK (a charity which campaigns for the rights of LGBT people) have produced a work report called LGBT in Britain which surveyed 5000 LGBT workers about their experience in work. Statistics from this and other studies show that: 1 in 5 LGBT people…

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Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

In light of the #MeToo movement, the government has pledged to introduce a new code of practice for employers to better understand their legal responsibilities to protect staff from sexual harassment in the workplace. The Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA has also decided to update its guidance for people making allegations of harassment, due to an…

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Everything You Need To Know About Unfair Dismissal

An employee has the right not to be unfairly dismissed. However, in most cases you can only enforce this right in a tribunal if you have worked with your company for 2 years or more on the date of the dismissal. There are limited circumstances where a dismissal could be fair. Some potentially fair reasons…

Can an employer require muslim employees observing Ramadan to take time off?

Can an Employer Require Muslim Employees Observing Ramadan to take Time Off?

***Article updated May 2019*** We are currently running a Ramadan In The Workplace: In Focus series of blog posts. Here we ask “Can an employer require Muslim staff observing Ramadan to take time off?” Yunus Lunat recalls an interesting scenario whereby an employer concerned about the performance of Muslim employees observing fast. The employer was…

How does Ramadan affect business?

How Does Ramadan Affect Businesses?

We are currently running a Ramadan In The Workplace: In Focus series of blog posts. Here we ask “How does Ramadan affect businesses?” What does the fasting month of Ramadan mean to businesses? Does Ramadan really result in a lower productivity and performance? All who are able-bodied enter the fasting period, resulting in shorter sleeping…

The social, psychological health benefits of fasting during Ramadan

The Social, Psychological & Physical Health Benefits Of Fasting During Ramadan

In our latest article, part of Ramadan In The Workplace: In Focus, we look at the social, psychological & physical health benefits of fasting during Ramadan. What’s Ramadan about? Ramadan is 1 of the 5 pillars of Islam and takes place during the 9th month on the Islamic Calendar. People partake in fasting for 30…

Accommodating muslim employees during Ramadan

5 Tips for Accommodating Muslim Employees during Ramadan

As part of our Ramadan In The Workplace: In Focus series of blog posts, here we offer 5 tips for accommodating Muslim employees during Ramadan… Ramadan is a religious holiday observed by Muslims. One of the key features of Ramadan is the practice of fasting during the day. The practice of fasting involves not eating…

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Another Pregnancy Discrimination Success for Ison Harrison Solicitors’ Employment Department

Following a string of successful cases in the employment tribunal, our employment specialist, Yunus Lunat, celebrates another victory in a case for Pregnancy Discrimination. Following a four day hearing at which the Claimant was represented by Yunus Lunat, she was found to have been constructively unfairly dismissed and also subjected to direct pregnancy and maternity…

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10 Common Interview Questions To Avoid

A new study by Hyper Recruitment Solutions found that out of the 1,000 hiring managers questioned, more than half admitted to asking inappropriate and personal questions to the candidates they were interviewing. The study also asked 1,000 interviewees about their experiences at interviews and found that 1 in 5 felt they were mistreated during an…

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Reasonable Adjustments An Employer Should Make For Erb’s Palsy Sufferers

Living with Erb’s Palsy requires a number of adjustments to be made both at home and at work. The key to this is information and understanding. At home there is likely to be a support network and specialist help at hand, but at work it is often the case that a lack of knowledge and…