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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...

Hospitality staff to get the thank you they have earned

Published 27 September 2021
A new law will mean staff working in the hospitality sector who are recognised for their good work will not be left out of pocket. Pubs, restaurants and cafes will in future be banned from keeping...

Can an employee refuse the Covid-19 vaccination?

Published 20 September 2021
Can an employee refuse the Covid-19 vaccination? As plans and objections about jabs for jobs intensify some employees will need further clarity on if they can refuse the vaccine. At present there...

Avoiding legal pitfalls when recruiting

Published 13 September 2021
With a record number of jobs advertised getting recruitment right and ensuring the process is not discriminatory is crucial.  Most recent official figures show t...

The importance of listening to an employee with something to ‘moan’ about

Published 31 August 2021
We all like a good whinge about work from time to time but when it is a serious complaint there is a right way for an employer to deal with it.  Any number ...

Can I still work from home or will it cost me?

Published 17 August 2021
Working from home remains a much talked about issue and how the arrangement may work in future remains to be seen.  The pandemic meant those of us who could work while based at home...

Failing to do the bare minimum on wages

Published 09 August 2021
It’s been revealed some employers are still short changing staff by not paying the minimum wage and the list of shame of those doing so includes some well-known names. The National Minimum W...

Redundancy fears at the end of the furlough scheme

Published 02 August 2021
Redundancy can be both a fair and unfair reason for dismissal, which is worth bearing in mind with thousands of job losses predicted when the furlough scheme ends.  Essential financial suppor...

Some-ping needed fixing to mend Test and Trace chaos

Published 27 July 2021
Many employees may have pondered the line from the Clash song ‘should I stay or should I go’ when at home and considering attending work aft...

Warning! Be prepared for workplace disruption with lifting of lockdown restrictions

Published 19 July 2021
Flexibility around working arrangements is now more important than ever before in the ever-changeable work climate.  Increasing numbers of employees being ordered&nbs...

The need for caution and less haste when dealing with employee misconduct

Published 12 July 2021
There can be outrageous acts of gross misconduct for which you believe an employee deserves to be sacked on the spot, but doing so is never a good idea.  There have been a number of repo...
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