Restructuring the Workforce
The requirement to restructure a workforce can be driven by a number of factors such as changing customer requirements, new technology or a realisation that the existing structure has become outdated and inefficient.
What to expect in 2024
October and November are busy months for us at Sherrards as we prepare for our annual Employment Law Latest seminars.
Probationary periods to be made illegal?
If current opinion polls turn out to have correctly anticipated the result of the next General Election, Labour is heading for Government in 2024, possibly with a significant majority.
World Menopause Awareness Month
We are 1 week into World Menopause Awareness Month.
How is your company marking 18th October ‘World Menopause Day’?
The Future of Work – AI & HR
Over the last 6 months Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become increasingly accessible to everyone.
What are the benefits of AI and ChatGPT for HR and what are the current challenges?
“It’s not harassment, it’s only banter.”
As employment lawyers, probably our least favourite word is banter. Countless times over the years we have heard the perpetrators of harassment of various kinds dismiss their behaviour as "only banter."
Menopause leave trial rejected by Government
Has the Government missed an opportunity to support both the employer and employee by rejecting the proposal to introduce menopause leave?
What signal has been sent to women in the workplace?
The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill doesn’t sound very exciting, but behind this rather dull title is a Bill of historical significance. It introduces what parliamentarians call a “sunset clause”, which is a mechanism to establish an end date to legislation.
An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a bar and engage in some innocent banter.
But if they are colleagues going to the bar after work, then banter based on national stereotypes could be anything but innocent and could result in costly employment tribunal claims, as well as serious reputational damage for their employer.
Employing Overseas Workers
A perfect storm of Brexit, pandemic-induced reappraisal of working practices and severe staff shortages have led many UK employers to look in more detail at the feasibility of employing staff overseas.