Just Completed the Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity Course

Course Title Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity. Outline of the Course A mental health awareness online learning programme with four learning modules: Module 01: Understanding Mental Health. Module 02: The Impact of Sport and Physical Activity on Mental Health. Module 03: Barriers and Solutions. Module 04: Talking about Mental Health. The programme… Read More

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What is the Basis on which the British Armed Forces is Exempt from Disability & Age Discrimination?

Legisation The British Armed Forces are exempt from the age related provisions of the Article 13 EC Employment Directive 2000 (Employment Directive 2000/78/EC). This allows Member States to provide that the Directive, insofar as it relates to discrimination on the grounds of disability and age, shall not apply to service in the Armed Forces. The… Read More

Zero Hours Workers, Mental Health & Discrimination

A worker on a zero hours contract has received £19,500 compensation after winning a claim for sexual harassment. Hotel worker Ms Southern claimed she had been sexually harassed for a long period by her bar manager, but delayed raising a grievance because she was worried her shift hours might be dropped. The tribunal ruled that… Read More

Beware of Attendance Bonuses tied to Sickness Absence!

A tribunal case has found that a bonus scheme linked to attendance was discriminatory. In the case of Land Registry v Houghton, the employer operated a discretionary bonus scheme where any employee who received a formal warning for sickness absence would not be able to receive it. However, a number of employees were disabled, meaning… Read More

Playing Games could find the Best Candidates for Plum Jobs

An article by Hal Hodson writing in the New Scientist: Hate writing covering letters? Fall to pieces in interviews? Not to worry. Soon the top candidates for a job will be chosen by how well they play video games. Last week a company called Starfighter was launched. Its aim is to create games you can only master if… Read More