Firefighters’ union FBU has won a ‘landmark’ discrimination case against a fire and rescue service, after successfully arguing that forcing staff with disabilities to use annual leave or time off in lieu (TOIL) when shielding because of the pandemic amounted to discrimination.
Despite the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions around the world, vigilance remains essential when it comes to safety and hygiene in the workplace. So how can employers safely reinstate or introduce drug and alcohol screening without compromising covid safety?
How can businesses enable agile working when procuring electrical and ergonomic home office equipment? Stephen Roberts, a specialist in workstation power, connectivity and ergonomics, discusses the duty of care to remote-working employees.
Businesses are being reminded that they have a legal duty to ensure that their premises have an adequate supply of fresh air in enclosed areas as part of a broad strategy to minimise the risk of the coronavirus from spreading via workplaces.
The benefits of hybrid working mean it is likely to become the most common employment model in the future but organisations need to ensure work arrangements are managed in a healthy and safe way, IOSH has warned..