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What is a grievance letter

Published 08 July 2019
The grievance letterThere are many different ways in which we now communicate in writing, which means you would be forgiven for thinking that writing a letter is a thing of the past.The fact is few...

Employment law at work

Published 01 July 2019
Employment law at workA lot has been written in this space about the dangers and consequences of breaching employment law and it is worth looking at how that law is actually enforced.Employment leg...

An absence management policy should be fit for purpose

Published 24 June 2019
An absence management policy should be fit for purpose It is inevitable that employees are going to be off work sick from time to time and managing such an absence badly can really add insult to in...

Avoiding the unwanted side effects of calling in sick

Published 17 June 2019
Avoiding the unwanted side effects of calling in sickThere was a time when calling into work sick was straightforward and there was one simple way to do it.With the different ways in which we now c...

Redundancy and the importance of getting right

Published 10 June 2019
Redundancy and the importance of getting rightRedundancy can be difficult, challenging and distressing for all involved and ensuring it is done correctly is vital.For employers it can be a delicate...

Doing the right thing eventually pays off

Published 05 June 2019
Doing the right thing eventually pays offDuring their working life some employees are likely to face a serious dilemma and if it means defying your boss it takes tremendous courage – and there can ...

Short service dismissal

Published 29 May 2019
Short service dismissalWhenever we start a new job we are always keen to make a good early impression.There can be nothing worse than thinking that you are doing a good job only to be unexpectedly ...

Mismanagement of employee’s illness treated with expert intervention

Published 21 May 2019
Mismanagement of employee’s illness treated with expert interventionPoor performance and attendance will always be significant issues for employers and can lead to big trouble for employees.As seri...

Reasonable adjustments for dyslexia

Published 20 May 2019
Reasonable adjustments for dyslexiaTo be wrongly accused of anything is heart-breaking and for it to happen because of an employer’s failure to understand an individual’s disability must feel surre...

Fighting crime and left battling to save job

Published 15 May 2019
Fighting crime and left battling to save job.What happens to a security guard when he does his job to the best of his ability and as expected?This may sound like the start of a joke, and you may be...

Managing a disability in the workplace

Published 13 May 2019
Managing a disability in the workplaceEmployers face numerous challenges in the workplace and dealing with a disability is one that they cannot afford to get wrong.If a disabled person is treated u...

How to get trade union representation

Published 07 May 2019
A trade union representative can be a bit like a breakdown policy for your car…you think you can cope without one until you find yourself in unexpected trouble.Saving on monthly membership payments...
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