Jubilee Bank Holiday

We have been getting a few queries about whether employers have to give employees an extra day off due to the extra bank holiday this year for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Generally speaking, unless an employee’s contract provides for them to be given all bank holidays as leave, there is no entitlement to an extra… Continue Reading »

New Equality Commission guidance on recruiting disabled people

The Equality Commission in Northern Ireland has issued new guidance on recruiting disabled people.  “Making it work” shares the personal stories of six individuals with different disabilities and their success in finding work.   There is also information on support available to individuals and employers to employ disabled people. Research by Scope tells us that disabled… Continue Reading »

Uber

  Uber has been unsuccessful at the Supreme Court in its appeal against a finding that the taxi drivers it supplies are “workers” within the meaning of employment legislation. Uber argued that the taxi drivers providing its service were self employed contractors and that Uber is a booking agent, providing the drivers with access to… Continue Reading »