Health and safety in the workplace
11 November 2016
With the number of health and safety (“H&S”) prosecutions steadily increasing and significant reforms in sentencing for H&S offences and deaths at work, the need for employers to be aware of their H&S obligations couldn’t be more important.
This Inbrief sets out the key H&S obligations facing employers and the consequences of non-compliance.
Coronavirus and working from home temporarily – what responsibilities do employers have?18 March 2020
To cope with the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and adhere to the government’s guidance on social distancing, many employees have started to work from home. This article explains the employer’s health and safety responsibilities towards this new group of temporary homeworkers.
Promoting mental health awareness in the workplace10 October 2018
Today is World Mental Health Day, an appropriate time for employers to reflect on how this issue impacts the workplace and consider measures they can adopt to promote mental health and support their employees.