The age of technology has brought with it a new type of nightmare for employers...
Wednesday 22 February 2017
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One of many interesting questions we were asked at our business briefing this morning was: Q: Does a young employee have the right to bring a representative to a disciplinary hearing? A. All employees, not just young on...
Monday 6 February 2017
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We get asked many questions by business owners at our events, this week we were asked: Q: We rent our premises, what is our responsibility for a fire risk assessment? A: This all depends on what is stated in the lease a...
Thursday 2 February 2017
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At our Birmingham event last week we were asked: Q. Can you ask applicants their age? A. This depends on the nature of the rol...
Wednesday 25 January 2017
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Employment laws protect job applicants as well as employees from possible discrimination and so a) in order to hire the best candidate and b) ensure that your business doesn't end u...
Tuesday 24 January 2017
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Imposing a dress code policy is perfectly legal when it factors in an employees rights, but in some cases employers make demands that actually discriminate against employees. The below case study is an example of an employer manipulating dress code pol...
Thursday 12 January 2017
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This week a tribunal ruled a senior member of staff had been unfairly dismissed because his employer had failed to follow a ‘reasonable procedure’. This was despite the tribunal rejecting the claimants age discrimination claim. Are you...
Thursday 5 January 2017
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We hold business briefings all over the country each week, this week we were asked... Q: How often should I train / retrain my fire marshals? A:&nb...
Wednesday 4 January 2017
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A Sunday Times article has uncovered retail giant Amazon has strict absence policies in place. Four-six sick days and their employees face a disciplinary. This may sound harsh to some but it works for them and helps control absence issues. Do y...
Friday 23 December 2016
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How best to manage sickness absence? We held three business briefings in December at Cheltenham, Cambridge and Swansea discussing the everyday issues businesses face with their staff and adhering to Health & Safety regulations....
Friday 23 December 2016
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