New EAT Guidance on Rest Breaks

In Crawford v Network Rail (UKEAT/0316/16/BA), Mr Crawford was a railway signaller who had to monitor signal boxes continuously over 8-hour shifts. He could take short breaks away from his workstation which, …

Business Benefits of a Returners Scheme

The guide, ‘Returners Programmes: Best Practice Guidance for Employers’  highlights a range of benefits offered by such initiatives, including: A return-to-work programme can help you tackle skills shortages by giving …

Make Sure Your Absence Policies are Fair

The Law: Striking a Balance Overall, evidence shows that disabled people take less sick leave and stay with the same employer for longer than non-disabled staff. Some workers, though, may require more …