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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…

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Can I Be Sacked Whilst Off Work Sick?

One of the most commonly discussed issues relating to human resources and employment law during my 15 years with Ison Harrison, is this question of whether an employee can be dismissed whilst they are on sick leave. The simple answer is “yes they can”, however the employer must first go through a staged process of…

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My Employer Is Bullying Me – What Should I Do?

Cases of bullying at work are unfortunately quite common, even when this involves your boss rather than a colleague. Such issues often arise when a person is new to a job, but can also develop after you have been in a job for a number of years and your line manager changes. You should not…

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Travel Disruptions and Employment Law

Are employees entitled to pay if adverse weather disrupts travel? By UK law, employees are not automatically entitled to pay if they are unable to get to work due to travel disruptions or bad weather. If your employer deducted your pay, you would possibly have the right to bring a claim on the basis of…