How to manage employees in post-travel quarantine

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 30 July 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Can I refuse or cancel an employee’s holiday?

COVID-19 advice Looking for practical advice on refusing or cancelling employees’ holidays due to the coronavirus pandemic and other common scenarios? Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub for answers. Take me to the Hub There are some myths about annual leave that seem to linger no matter how untrue they are. Some of the most […]

Laying off staff due to coronavirus | What employers need to know

COVID-19 advice The information in this blog is correct as at 20 March 2020. For the most up-to-date Employment Law and Health & Safety advice to support your organisation through the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Coronavirus Advice Hub, which is updated daily and contains a variety of free guidance notes, letter templates, checklists, risk assessments and […]

Why are employers losing the battle against bullying?

With the government rocked by allegations of bullying against Home Secretary Priti Patel, employers are faced with a difficult question: are we overlooking similar behaviour in our workplace? More synonymous with school playgrounds, bullying at work is all too often disregarded. In actual fact, according to an illuminating report by CIPD, 15% of workers have […]

All rewards and no repercussions | Is favouritism at work illegal?

As humans, we will naturally warm to some people more than others. However, in the workplace, preferential treatment can create real issues. It’s quite common for employers or managers to have a better working relationship with certain members of their team. It might be that that their way of working is more akin to yours, […]

Pushed out the door? | What employers need to know about constructive dismissal

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Not all dismissals involve an employer giving an employee their marching orders. In some cases, an act or acts committed by the employer creates such a hostile working environment that it makes it impossible for the relationship to continue. Get your FREE consultation In situations where an employee is effectively forced out, their resignation is […]

HR nightmares before Christmas | Festive challenges and how to combat them

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It might be the most wonderful time of the year, but for employers and HR professionals, the lead up to Christmas can be a particularly stressful period. Of course, while you will want to embrace the spirit of the season, there are a number of challenges that crop up every year like clockwork which will […]

7-STEP GUIDE | How to fairly dismiss an employee who pulls frequent sickies

Occasional sickness is a normal part of life, and all employers will inevitably have to manage sickness absence at some time or another. That said, you may have experienced a situation where an employee seems to be sick far more than you’d expect of your average person. In these cases, you may have reason to […]

Harassment? | Teacher with dyspraxia dismissed over poor handwriting

There have been a number of cases recently concerning disability claims from teachers. As an employer, it’s important to not discriminate against disabled employees and to make reasonable adjustments to allow them to carry out their role effectively. But what should employers do when an employee’s disability is clearly impacting their ability to carry out […]