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Supporting employees after a cancer diagnosis

Published 10 January 2022
The likelihood is we know someone affected by cancer, and if it is not yourself it could be a family member, friend or work colleague. For an employee who receives such a devastating diagnosis mea...

New Year and proposed new changes to employment law

Published 20 December 2021
Meta tag: employment law updates 2022 New Year and proposed new changes to employment law It’s the time of year when we look forward to what is to come and it is likely to see some importan...

How to avoid something more serious than a technical glitch when dismissing staff

Published 13 December 2021
Meta tag: redundancy and dismissal by message How to avoid something more serious than a technical glitch when dismissing staff Ruthless Apprentice-style dismissals may make for good TV but are t...

Work is still needed to empower employees to report bullying

Published 06 December 2021
Bullying is the scourge of many workplaces but it seems a lot of workers do not trust their employer to deal with it – and don’t know how to report it. A new study, which quizzed 2,000...

Help to ensure mum is not left holding the baby at work

Published 30 November 2021
When Labour MP Stella Creasy took her baby to work in the Commons the issue of managing childcare and work made headline news. Ms Creasy was told it was against the rules to bring a child to a deb...

Planning a Covid-secure office Christmas party

Published 23 November 2021
The office Christmas party may look and feel different this year with a negative lateral flow test result or Covid pass required for admission to a gathering. After the pandemic forced party plans...

How to prepare for a disciplinary investigation meeting

Published 16 November 2021
A disciplinary investigation meeting invite can be frightening and unsettling. Being properly prepared for such a meeting will help you to handle what can be a very uncomfortable situation. You w...

How to prepare for a redundancy appeal hearing

Published 08 November 2021
If can be difficult to challenge a redundancy dismissal and you have got to put the work in to give yourself the best chance of success. You should appeal if you believe you were selected unf...

Five-step plan to prepare for a disciplinary appeal hearing

Published 25 October 2021
If you are unfairly issued with a formal disciplinary sanction the good news is you can challenge it  - but you’ve got to put the work in to get the result you want. If an allegation of...

How do I prepare for a redundancy consultation meeting

Published 18 October 2021
How do I prepare for a redundancy consultation meeting?  Whether you expect it or not being officially informed you may be made redundant can be a shock.  Knowing what to expect&nb...

Giving yourself the best chance to get what you want at a grievance hearing

Published 12 October 2021
If you are unhappy with something or feel you are being treated unfairly, you will usually complain - and at work you can do so with a formal grievance. A grievance is a concern, complaint or prob...

Essential preparation for a disciplinary hearing

Published 08 October 2021
You should fully prepare for anything than can have serious consequences for you - and a disciplinary hearing is no different.  Disciplinary sanctions that can be imposed by yo...
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