SICKNESS DURING PROBATIONARY PERIOD
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SICKNESS DURING PROBATIONARY PERIOD

May the absence of an employee from work during probationary period due to health condition amount to disability discrimination? Probationary periods usually allow the employer to assess the performance, conduct and attendance of a new employee. The purpose is to evaluate at the end of the probationary period whether or not the employee is suitable…

Dealing with Redundancy
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Dealing with Redundancy

What are my obligations with redundancy? Redundancy occurs when an employee’s current position is no longer deemed necessary to the business. Often, redundancy occurs because the company no longer requires the role of that employee. Economic and technical needs are common causes for redundancy, as companies navigate a constantly developing economic climate. However, redundancy does not…

Dealing with Employment Tribunal Claims
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Dealing with Employment Tribunal Claims

Protecting yourself as an employer It is advantageous to avoid Employment Tribunal claims, when possible. If a problem appears in the workplace, swiftly address it in a lawful and prudent manner. Ensure all actions comply with office protocol, and document all meetings and correspondence for future records. It is recommended that employers keep complete notes…