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Employment Law

08 May
Maternity Protection in the Workplace

Pregnancy and motherhood are often viewed as wonderful and exciting times in women’s lives. However, for many working women they can also be times of great vulnerability, generating concerns about health, time off, job security and career progression. There...

23 Jan
Disabilities in the Workplace

‘Ableism’ refers to discrimination or social prejudice against persons with disabilities. It is rooted in the assumption or belief that people with disabilities are incapable, or inferior to nondisabled people. While many people with disabilities are capable of...

01 Aug
COVID-19 VACCINES IN THE WORKPLACE: A SECOND JAB

In my article in the 27th February 2021 issue of the Sunday Business Guardian, I provided my preliminary view on Covid-19 vaccination in the workplace. Since that time, the issue has become even more hotly debated, with many...

23 May
Workplace Health and Safety: The laws all employers should know

There are several laws and legal regimes governing workplace health and safety in Trinidad and Tobago. It is important for employers to understand the full scope of their duties and potential liabilities under each of these regimes, as...

28 Mar
Pranks in the Workplace

April Fool’s Day is almost upon us. While a bit of levity in the workplace can help to improve employee camaraderie and morale, workplace pranks can sometimes go too far, resulting in serious consequences for both employers and...

10 Dec
COVID-19 AND THE TEMPORARY LAY OFF OF EMPLOYEES

The outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus has presented new challenges for employers. Many businesses are already feeling the crunch due to supply chain issues, decreased demand for their goods or services or other issues relating to Covid-19. Although...

10 Dec
#CANCELLED? SOCIAL MEDIA AND EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE

Recent months have seen an upswing in both social unrest and social media use. In countries like the United States it has become commonplace to see offensive social media posts or behaviour ‘go viral’ with an outpouring of...