A contract manager who was made redundant after requesting permission to work at home for ‘six weeks until he could be vaccinated’ and protect his vulnerable son from coronavirus was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.
A Northumberland-based manufacturer must pay a fine of £200,000 after its failure to enclose a lathe in a fixed perimeter guard and prevent access to the work area led to a trainee’s left arm being pulled into the lathe.
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has published new advice for employers on making reasonable work adjustments for mental health, which includes guidance for line managers on how best to support employees who make requests.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for caution in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) generated large language model tools (LLMs), adding that the risks associated with them should be carefully assessed.
Significant budget cuts and pay constraints have contributed to a capacity and experience crisis in the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), putting its effectiveness as Great Britain’s principal safety regulator at risk, warns the trade union Prospect in a new report.
A number of employment bodies have come out supporting an amendment to the First-Aid (Mental Health) Bill and its proposal to make mental health first aid (MHFA) training a legal requirement as part of first aid training.