Obesity! Disability?


We had a number of queries recently from clients asking whether Obesity is classed as a disability. Obviously we are aware that obesity is a critical issue in the UK at the moment and about a quarter of the adult population in the UK are clinically obese. But is...

Question of the Month: References

We received several questions this month about what references employers should and shouldn’t provide for employees who have now left your business. So we answered the most common questions… Do I have to provide a reference? An employer doesn’t have to give a work...

Bereavement Leave for Pets

Fur or Against? 
This story has been debated everywhere from 
the TV, legal forums and even in Parliament! Should an employee be entitled to take time off from work, on bereavement leave following the passing of a pet? This is the question that has been provoked after...

Top Questions for September 2019

A visual summary of the top questions fielded by DLP Advisors in September 2019. Additional Reading Question of the Month: References Employment Law, HR We received several questions this month about what references employers… read more Bereavement Leave for...

HR Basics: Under-Performance

What Should I Do If An Employee Is Not Performing? Telling one of your employees they are under-performing can be a daunting prospect. You may be wondering where to start. First, get a handle on what under-performance means, then think about what might be causing it....

Parental Rights

The summer is almost over and the autumn months are drawing in with the new academic year commencing. Given this, it is a good time to remind client organisations of employees’ rights in relation to their children. As soon as an employee is expecting a baby / has a...