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    | Rianda Markram
    Liverpool business fined and its director jailed after worker killed
    Organisations often underestimate the importance of ensuring that proper health and safety measures are in place in the workplace to protect employees and the public. In a recent case a company director was jailed for 8 months following the death of a worker and a subsequent failure to take steps to improve and maintain health and safety in the workplace. Read our summary to find out what happened.
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    | Rianda Markram
    Part time workers calculation of annual leave
    The regulations that apply to the calculation of holiday and to part-time workers do not set out any precise formula for calculating holiday pay for part-time workers where they do not work fixed hours or days each week, or work during term-time only.  However, the onus remains on the employer to ensure that the holiday calculation they apply to their part-time workers is lawful.  A number of cases have come before the employment tribunal where this issue has been considered.     
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    | Hannah Thomas
    When is an employer on notice that an employee has a disability?
    An employee has a disability under employment law legislation where they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect (i.e. that has lasted at least 12 months, or is likely to do so) on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. Where an individual meets the definition of disability, the employer has a duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable him or her to overcome disadvantages in the workplace.

    An employer cannot be liable for most forms of disability discrimination unless it knew, or should have known, about the individual's disability. The question is, however, when is an employer on notice that an employee has a disability for employment law purposes?  Read our blog to find out more.
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    | Rianda Markram
    Recent Health and Safety Convictions
    Health and Safety matters should be front of mind for small business owners. Here we summarise two recent prosecution cases which demonstrates the importance of getting it right. 
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