Category Archives: Employment Issues

Child Custody in the UK

child-custodyIn the event that a marriage is dissolved, legal separation of assets are also in order. A couple going through divorce is not an easy walk in the park emotionally, financially and physically. This goes the same for couples who are undergoing separation. As assets are assessed further, questions are raised: What happens to the children? Who gets custody?

In the UK, child custody law is determined on who should be responsible for the care and guardianship after divorce or separation. There are parents who decide to share custody of the child or children. This means that a child would be able to spend equal time with both his or her parents. In this option, parents are allowed to participate in the decision-making that is best suitable for a child. Having said that, if parents are unable to settle amicably, the court will decide which living arrangement is best for their child (or children) on their behalf.

It is also noted that in England, the courts are not in the routine to make orders about children. The courts will not intervene. There may be difficulties in terms of a parent not letting their child stay with another. The divorcing couple are left to figure out how to settle about the future child care arrangements amongst themselves.


Discrimination In The Work Force: What You Need To Know and Must Do

Time and time again, we here stories about discrimination. In the UK, it is against the law to treat someone less cordially because of their characteristics. These characteristics are based on age, disability, civil status, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion and sexual orientation. They are referred to sometimes as protected characteristics. 


Under the UK law Equality Act 2010, you are legally protected from discrimination. A guide for employers, business and individual are also set to include in their policies and contracts. This means that there will be a clear view with regards to employment issues. This law protects you against discrimination including: pay and benefits, dismissal, employment terms and conditions, redundancy and promotion and transfer opportunities.

When an employer doesn’t take any precautionary measure or proper steps to prevent discrimination, the workplace atmosphere becomes uncomfortable. The employer can be liable for a lawsuit on discrimination. When someone is being discriminated against at work, the employer must investigate by all means the situation to prevent it from escalating. They must be vigilant in protecting their employees from harassment in the workplace.

There are a number of things you could do as an employee if you feel that you are being discriminated against at work. You may complain directly to the person or the company. You could file a grievance. You may also ask for a mediation between you and the party involved. Your supervisor or manager may step in to resolve the dispute. If things go out of hand, you may make a claim in court.