Lateness at work. A note for employers
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Lateness at work. A note for employers

Lateness at work Lateness can make the overall business suffer. We need to stop employee lateness before it becomes a problem by disciplining staff. Dave is a employee who has been persistently late.  What can we do? We can verbally warn Dave about the effects of lateness. Note the dates and times Dave comes in…

Employment Tribunal Fees are Unlawful
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Employment Tribunal Fees are Unlawful

Employment Tribunal Fees are Unlawful – Supreme Court Ruling – 26/7/2017 by Catalina Mandoiu Today – 26th July 2017 – is an important day for all the employees who have ever been wronged at work, or who might be in the future. The Supreme Court has upheld UNISON’s appeal against the lawfulness of Employment Tribunal fees which…

Can an employee have dreadlocks at work?
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Can an employee have dreadlocks at work?

Having Dreadlocks at work. Can an employee have dreadlocks at work? Denise is a young Rastafarian working in accounts. She is an excellent employee, but the general manager objects to her dreadlocks arguing that it harms the store’s image. If we ask Denise to get her haircut in line with our general manager’s policy this will…

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…