News and Blogs

Did you #wearitpink?

We are departing from the usual bulletin and dedicating this week’s update to Breast Cancer Now  – the UK's largest breast cancer research charity.

Brexit: What 'Will' come next?

Prime Minister Theresa May announced last week that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will be invoked next year.  But, until the Brexit wheels are put into motion and formal negotiations commence, the uncertainty continues to loom upon us.

The Disconnected Workplace

Think of the person sitting next to you, the one that just walked past, or even the member of staff from that coffee shop you visit every day, who hands you your coffee with a beaming smile.

Keeping up Appearances - First High Heels, Now Tattoos?!

Much like the heated debate earlier this year surrounding high heels in the workplace, tattoos have become a hot topic amongst employers and HR professionals.

#savefabric?

Fabric, the iconic London nightclub, is due to close its doors permanently after having its licence revoked by Islington Council. The Council’s decision follows the drug related deaths of two teenagers this summer and an undercover police investigation (‘Operation Lenor’) into the use and sale of drugs at the venue.

Sexism Still Alive and Well at Work?

The ACAS Early Conciliation service received over 7,000 calls between March 2015 and March 2016, reporting new cases of sex discrimination in the workplace. Under 10% of these were employers and over 80% of calls were from women.

Sexism, or sex discrimination at work is defined as:

Evicting Your Tenant Checklist

The recent passing of the Deregulation Act 2015 (“the Act”) has made some considerable changes to how a landlord can evict a tenant who have been granted an Assured Shorthold Tenancy on or after 1st October 2015. Gelbergs are always up to date on the law and are at hand with some of the main changes that the Act has bought in. See below.

Every Little Helps? Tesco Staff Face Christmas Redundancies in Cost-Saving Effort

Tesco is one of the world’s largest retailers with 476,000 employees, serving millions of customers a week in their stores and online. Their operations in the UK are the largest within the Group, with more than 3500 stores and over 310,000 members of staff.

7 Strikes and Counting...

As England gears up for the junior doctors’ 7th strike this year, we take a brief look at the dispute that is affecting everyone.

What’s the row about?

The term “junior doctor” refers to those straight out of medical school right up to anyone who isn’t a Consultant.

Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot!

This week, a mini heatwave has ensued in Britain with the mercury holding steady in the high 20s and even reaching 30+ degrees in London. The effect of unexpected soaring temperatures at this time of year has meant that people are travelling to work on overcrowded, hot trains and buses, and arriving to work frustrated and stressed before the working day has even begun.

Sexual Harassment : A Thing of the Past?

The Trade Union Congress (TUC), in association with the Everyday Sexism Project, has published the results of its research into sexual harassment in the workplace in 2016.

Rio Olympics 2016 & Your Business

With the opening ceremony for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games kicking off this evening, we’re in for a full 6 weeks of sporting patriotism.  Over 11,000 athletes from 206 different National Olympic Committees will be competing in 306 events across 28 different sports.