Articles in the category Ending Employment

Is doing the right thing enough?

May 9 2016

Is doing the right thing enough? A case study showing the need for basic HR training for people managers   We have recently supported an organisation run by volunteers with a tricky employment situation.   Here the employer genuinely believed they were doing the right thing and were certainly supportive to the employee but they...

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Discrimination of any kind – NOT a grey area

February 11 2016

The very word ‘discrimination’ can leave a bitter taste. The thought of judging or excluding an employee or colleague based on a prejudice of their race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, transgender status, pregnancy/maternity, marriage/civil partnership or religion is fundamentally wrong and can lead to feelings of distrust and resentment. Discrimination is not always blatant,...

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Ask Us – Short Service Dismissal with baggage

November 23 2015

I have an employee who has already been given three verbal warnings about his behaviour. Last week he was to lock up at the end of his shift, which he did but he took the premises keys with him (not necessary for him to do this), then returned at 5am. The security camera shows him...

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What the new National Living Wage will mean for you

October 13 2015

The ‘Living Wage’ has seen growing awareness since its inception in 2001 to address the poverty agenda – and many employers including large numbers of local authorities have signed up to it.  The idea behind it is a wage which is high enough for workers to have a normal standard of living. That means being...

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Six signs that you need HR help

March 18 2015

Small business owners cannot be expected to be employment experts. In the main the employees are generally happy and motivated, and despite some headlines, HR issues only arise very occasionally. As the frequency of dealing with the trickier sides of employment is so low, often there is little experience or knowledge of the procedures that...

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Ask Us – Companion Compliance

February 2 2015

We have someone who has been on long term sickness for over almost 3 years and I have taken this case on and I have started the long term/capability process with this individual. He turned up to the first meeting with two companions. One was his friend and one was his wife. He did not...

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Ask Us – Has he resigned?

January 19 2015

A member of staff that has previously received a verbal and then a written warning for going AWOL has now ceased to come to work. We have not had a letter of resignation but he did text another of our employees saying he has given up but also saying that we set him up for...

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Ask Us: Employee AWOL

August 11 2014

Thanks for your information on hiring students, very useful. I hired a student in June but this week they have not turned up for work at all. I’ve tried phoning, but he just won’t answer my call. Can I just take him off the books now?

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Ask Us – Contractual notice periods

July 8 2014

I have a question about contractual notice periods. In a contract of employment, does notice from employee to employer need to be the same as notice from employer to employee?

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