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Discrimination or Cultural belief?

From time to time we learn about circumstances in Pre-schools and Day Nurseries where parents are asking you to do something that makes you uncomfortable. A common one we hear of is a parent asking that you to ensure that your male member of staff doesn’t change...

Can a Company be vicariously liable for the action of an employee?

Can a Company be vicariously liable for the action of an employee? It depends on what the case involves. In a recent case a Company was found not to be vicariously liable for injuries caused by an employee after a work Christmas party has ended? This was because it...
How important are post employment confidentiality clauses?

How important are post employment confidentiality clauses?

Confidentiality… How important are post employment confidentiality clauses in Early Years? Don’t breach my confidentiality! is a plea many an employer makes when they take on a new member of staff. The question of whether employees in general should have...
It took a stick to shift it from the toilet bowl

It took a stick to shift it from the toilet bowl

You have to love social media. Some days when I read the daily round up of posts from Early Years’ Managers one post will stick out as you can picture the scene that led to the manager posting it. Today’s one that did just that. It was about a Pre-school...
Handling a Flexible Working Request

Handling a Flexible Working Request

Flexible Working Request Regulations Updated With effect from 30th June 2014 every employee now has the statutory right to request flexible working. All they need is just 26 weeks service with the employer. Before June 2014, the right was only offered to carers and...