Category Archives: Health & Safety at Work

How to reduce Employee stress

Stress at work Employers are required by Health and Safety law to protect their employees mental and physical health and two out of every five workers say that stress at work has affected their health. The causes of stress vary from long working hours, difficult bosses or colleagues, to poor working conditions. Although it is […]

When does the weekly 24-hour rest period have to be given to workers?

Working Time: Rest Breaks In the case of Maio Marques da Rosa v Varzim Sol, the question of when a worker is entitled to take their weekly 24-hour rest break was considered. The Law Under the EC Working Time Directive (2003/88) (the WTD) a worker is entitled to a 24-hour uninterrupted rest period “per each […]

Breastfeeding & sex discrimination

Failing to carry out an appropriate risk assessment for a breastfeeding employee can be sex discrimination In the recent case of Otero Ramos v Servicio Galego de Saude, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) had to decide whether a defective risk assessment carried out for a breastfeeding employee can give rise to an inference of […]

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