Physical violence – is dismissal always the solution?

It might be thought that an employee who used violence against one of his colleagues would be facing certain dismissal. However, this is not always the case, as a recent case has made clear. In Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd v Spoor, the Employment Appeal Tribunal looked into whether an employee had been unfairly dismissed because […]

Succession Planning

A few months ago, we looked at what would happen if a key employee or even the majority of the workforce won the lottery and made themselves scarce. We touched on the importance of contingency plans and now we look more closely at the importance of succession planning for a multitude of contingencies. What is […]

HAVS hazards

Two recent cases have highlighted the hazards that can affect workers using construction equipment for extended periods of time. 1. A ground engineering company was fined after a worker contracted severe hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). The employee was eventually diagnosed as suffering from HAVS after repeatedly bringing his symptoms to the company’s attention for over […]

Carbon Monoxide Hazards

A construction firm has been sentenced for safety breaches after workers were exposed to carbon monoxide and other substances hazardous to health. The Magistrates Court heard how the workers were using a petrol-powered saw to cut out an existing concrete floor at a fish factory. In order to protect the food factory surfaces from dust, […]

Downright Special chosen as rradar charity partner for 2017/18.

We are pleased to announce that we have chosen Downright Special as our charity partner for 2017/18. Colleagues from across the firm will be raising money over the next 12 months to help provide specialist support to children with Down Syndrome and their families in the Hull & East Yorkshire region. rradar Chief Executive, Gary […]