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Working to make the message clear when there is no evidence of wrongdoing

30 December 2019
Working to make the message clear when there is no evidence of wrongdoingMost of us will take responsibility for our own actions but to be blamed for wrongdoing by others and left fighting to save ...

What an employer needs to know about the HR policies required by law

03 December 2019
What an employer needs to know about the HR policies required by lawPolicies are important in any walk of life and for an employer they play a key role in outlining its approach to a range of cruci...

Being treated differently for disciplinary

20 November 2019
The problem with the inconsistent handling of disciplinary mattersWhen an employer takes a different approach to the same matter it can find both itself and an innocent employee in trouble.Workmate...

I'm being forced out of my job

13 November 2019
The hard work in getting an employer to rethink unfair restructuring plansSuch has been the financial climate in the past decade that there are likely to be employees who have been through more tha...

How does disciplinary action work?

11 November 2019
By now we all know what is required to conduct a fair disciplinary process, but ensuring it actually is fair is not always straightforward.An employer’s disciplinary procedure should be documented ...

A word of warning when making what you think is a throwaway comment

30 October 2019
Dispatch manager Kevin was relieved when he was cleared of any wrongdoing for comparing a colleague to a girl.He was facing dismissal after he confronted a workmate over an incorrect order, which h...

The importance of an absence management procedure that is fit for purpose

21 October 2019
The ill-effect of sickness absence can hit employers hard and managing it effectively can help to ensure a business stays in good shape.It is where the benefit of having a good absence management p...

Calling time on unfair work pressure

16 October 2019
We can all suffer from work-related stress from time-to-time and how Fatima reacted to it left her facing the threat of dismissal.The senior care home worker was alleged to have snapped at her boss...

How to avoid feeling even worse when having to take time off work sick

14 October 2019
If you are unwell and unable to attend work knowing what to do and what is expected of you can ensure your return to work is a smooth one.The last thing you need when off sick is the added worry ab...

The work that can be done to prevent race discrimination in the workplace

30 September 2019
The work that can be done to prevent race discrimination in the workplaceRace discrimination is abhorrent and combatting it should be a top priority for all employers.Employers are advised to take ...

Left feeling sick after being dismissed while ill

25 September 2019
When Sarah was dismissed for failing to follow the absence reporting procedure it really did add insult to injury.The 32-year-old, from t Bristol, suffered serious back and leg injuries in a road t...

The trade union right to represent

09 September 2019
In times of desperate need knowing where to turn for help is vital and for employees that assistance can be in the shape of a trade union or its representative.There are number of situations that o...

The battle to keep a job, with a tragic start and happy ending

21 August 2019
The battle to keep a job, with a tragic start and happy endingAn employee on probation or with short service can feel completely helpless when facing the threat of dismissal.If an employee is dismi...

Doing the right thing eventually pays off

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 ...

How HR can help managers

08 April 2019
The role of HR in helping managers to manage.A good working relationship between managers and human resources (HR) is crucial in the effective running of any business.While the responsibilities of ...

How to get performance management working to the best of its ability

25 March 2019
Having the talent to get the best out of employees is a management skill in itself…and having the right process to manage performance is an added bonus.Being able to encourage workers to continuall...

Putting your foot in it when workplace banter fails to raise a laugh

20 March 2019
Putting your foot in it when workplace banter fails to raise a laughIt’s no laughing matter when a questionable joke leaves you fighting to save your job.Logistics warehouse worker Dennis worked in...

Employment law and the role of ACAS

04 March 2019
Employment law is complex and understanding it and the role that the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) play in it can be a job in itself.The laws that cover the workplace help t...

The benefits of having a healthy absence management system

25 February 2019
Successfully managing employee sickness absence can help to cure a lot of serious problems that any businesses may face.Having the right processes in place to track absence trends can assist in ide...

Finding the right words to bring a working relationship to a happy end

20 February 2019
When disciplinary allegations come to light it can often mark the end of a working relationship even if there is no substance to the allegations.Clive had worked for a car hire company for 12 years...
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