Public transport snobbery revealed: 97 won’t ever catch a bus

A ‘Green disaster’ looms as the car remains king among commuters “Why should I slum it on the bus? I’ve got a car” British workers would still take their car to work even if free and regular public transport were laid on for them, it’s been found. In fact, people would rather sit in a […]

Farms to face tougher health and safety penalties

Farmers and farm businesses to face tougher sentencing penalties  Farm owners and agricultural businesses are to face tougher penalties from this month if they are found guilty of breaching health and safety regulations. The new sentencing guidelines were introduced by The Sentencing Council in February this year and it means tougher penalties for any workplaces […]

“I know my rights!” – But only 1 in 6 of workers have ever read their contracts

Hundreds of unfair dismissal claims founder through workers’ ignorance Only one worker in 1 in 6 has ever read their contract and understand its contents, it’s emerged. This is the shock finding of a Yorkshire-based national employment law consultancy which says that this ignorance has led to disciplinary action and dismissal in hundreds of cases. […]

It’s official: Workplace romances are good for business

Yes, workers can have their cake and eat it – as long as they keep it out of hours Romances in the workplace between colleagues should be encouraged as they seem to be good for productivity. That’s the view of a national health and safety law consultancy, which says that rather than being a disruptive […]

Drunk or high at work: Epidemic of boozy and drugged employees revealed

Alcohol and drugs major problem in the workplace, shocking survey reveals Nearly a third of workers have admitted using drugs at work, and virtually every employee say they’ve been drunk when they were on duty. These are the incredible figures from a survey carried out for a national health and safety law consultancy, which found […]

Epidemic of lazy sales staff ‘costing their companies money, growth and jobs’

Why the most important person in your company may be dragging you down Sales people who do the bare minimum are costing the average British business up to 60{32ea1fbb2be3d0d7bafadc423360fa64825eea6dc77215e46a23ee2e2448fa06} growth every year, simply because they don’t follow up sales leads, or just can’t be bothered to take a long trip to meet a client. It’s […]

Job interviews from Hell: Candidates reveal their worst ever questions

…and why asking the wrong thing can land your company in big trouble Questions about jam and role-playing games involving werewolves top the list in the worst ever questions asked of candidates in job interviews. Workers have opened up to a UK employment law consultancy about interviews that either left them cringing or stamping out […]

Directors still unaware of ‘crippling’ HSE fees and the intervention process

Companies ‘walking into health and safety fees timebomb’ British company directors are still “woefully unaware” of the cost of breaking health and safety regulations, it appears. A leading UK health and safety law consultancy has found that the vast majority of industry leaders don’t know that the Health and Safety Executive charges a crippling hourly […]

RAC mechanic crushed under car

RAC mechanic Jason Hutchings was crushed beneath the car he was fixing at Canterbury Rugby Club. Mr Hutchings, 38, was fixing the one-tonne Jaguar when the car fell on him, crushing and trapping him beneath it. The father-of-two was saved thanks to onlookers who helped to lift the car off him and call for help. […]