Employment Law Weekly News Update

SM&B’s weekly roundup of employment law news including

– An employer’s refusal to allow a representative with technical expertise to accompany an employee at an investigation meeting into serious allegations of misconduct was a breach of trust and confidence.
– A new report published by the TUC shows that night working has grown since the recession and there are now over 3 million employees who are regular night-workers in the UK.
– Acas have launched new free guidance to help businesses get to grips with the rules around employing younger workers and the special protections that apply to them.
– A study commissioned by the IOSH has found that the ‘fit note’ is not reaching its full potential and improvement will not be achieved without increased investment in time and training for GPs and employers.

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