Redundancy | How to do it properly

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COVID-19 advice Looking for practical advice on making redundancies during the coronavirus pandemic and other common employment scenarios? Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub for answers. Take me to the Hub Handling redundancies is usually an extremely daunting task for employers. However, sometimes, it is a necessary business decision. With employers now contemplating their post-COVID-19 […]

Can you withdraw the job offer?

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COVID-19 advice Looking for practical advice on withdrawing a job offer due to the coronavirus pandemic and other common employment scenarios? Visit our free Coronavirus Advice Hub for answers. Take me to the Hub You just finished interviewing and you’re convinced you’ve found the perfect candidate. However, after you post the offer, new information comes […]

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 […]

Employer beware | 5 gross misconduct myths that could land you in legal trouble

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There are a number of commonly-held myths in the realm of employment law. Some give employers a false sense of security, while others make employers reluctant to take action out of fear of repercussions. These misconceptions can land you in trouble without you even realising it. For example, employers often assume that “last in, first […]

Detached, exhausted and dreading work | Tackling the phenomenon of employee burnout

Ever witnessed a normally enthusiastic, hardworking employee start to become irritable and disengaged? If so, they may be exhibiting signs of burnout – and it’s more common than you might think. Described by the World Health Organisation as an “occupational phenomenon”, burnout refers to a state of emotional, mental, and often physical exhaustion caused by prolonged […]

Direct discrimination | What employers need to know

It may seem obvious to say that employers can’t discriminate against their staff, but employment law makes a distinction between indirect and direct discrimination – both of which may be unlawful. So what’s the difference? In this article, we take a look at direct discrimination, including the legal definition, some practical examples, and whether or […]

Why a focus on behavioural safety may prove more effective than physical controls

Every year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) produce work-related injury and ill-health statistics. While the long-term rates of injury and ill health show a general downward trend, incident numbers have been broadly flat in recent years. Get your FREE consultation The question is, why? In the war on workplace accidents, physical preventative weapons such […]