Bullying at Work

Workplace Bullying

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) have published a report on bullying within the workplace, which indicates that reported incidences of bullying are increasing. In the last 12 months, ACAS have taken around 20,000 calls relating to bullying and harassment. Whilst the issues raised range from those being sensitive to managerial action to those […]

Right By Your Side

ACAS right to be accompanied

Workers have a statutory right to be accompanied at disciplinary and grievance hearings, so long as the companion is a fellow worker, trade union representative or an official employed by a trade union. The ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures, which provides guidance on conducting disciplinary and grievances matters, had stated that […]

Dress Code & Appearance

ACAS has recently published guidelines on dress code and appearance in the workplace. As facial hair is becoming more popular, we have certainly noticed an increase in client concerns about employees not appearing clean shaven. We often receive queries also in relation to facial piercings and tattoos, particularly for client-facing employees. Although the ACAS guidance […]