What is Data Protection?
Data protection affects everyone within a business.
It is the fair use of information about people gathered by businesses. It is an extension of one’
Access to Medical Reports Act 1988 (AMRA)
From an employment law perspective, this Act allows an individual to access any medical report which is, or has been, supplied by a medical practition
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) guidance notes
The new General Data Protection Regulation laws come into effect on 25th May 2018. Here's what you need to know so far: View the GDPR guidance notes
Data protection breach by an employee
A breach in your private data can have extremely serious consequences, so it’s very important you maintain a strict company policy for all of your dat
Data Protection Act
In 2018, the Data Protection Act 1998 received an update to create the amended Data Protection Act 2018. We know this as GDPR; the General Data Protec
Handling misconduct can be difficult. Depending on the severity of the misconduct, an employer will have a number of options for how to properly respo
When an employer disciplines or dismisses an employee, they are legally required to follow established disciplinary and dismissal procedures. These pr
Disciplinary investigation at work
If your business finds itself in the situation where it has to hold a disciplinary hearing, then you’ll need to hold an investigation prior to that. I
How to give a verbal warning
A verbal warning occurs when you inform an employee that if their work, behaviour, or actions within the workplace don’t improve or change, there may
An employee has the right of appeal following disciplinary action, including dismissal, if they believe that the action taken against them is unreason
Hearings (disciplinary hearings)
Occasions will arise where an employee’s conduct does not reach the standards expected by the employer and outlined in the employee’s contract of empl
Disciplinary hearing notice period
Disciplinary procedures can be difficult to get right on account of their complex nature. But it’s important you follow a correct and fair process thr
Disciplinary hearing questions
A disciplinary hearing is an opportunity for you to go through the complaints or concerns against an employee. It’s also your chance to discuss all th
Difficult conversations in the workplace
From time to time, it’s inevitable you’ll need to have a difficult conversation at work. This may be to explain to an employee why they’ll miss out on
There can come a time when you may need to suspend a staff member. This could be due to a serious breach of your company policies, such as through mis
Can you suspend staff without a warning?
Employee suspension is a topic that businesses can struggle to understand. In the event of a serious incident, what are your rights? Our guide explain
How long should a suspension from work last?
Before you suspend an employee from work, you may want to consider how long they’ll be away from work. With that in mind, just how long can you be sus
Employee Conduct and Behaviour at Work
You can’t overstate the effects of employee attitude and behaviour within an organisation.
Negative actions from one employee can make the whole team
Alcohol at work laws
Alcohol can play a large part in an employee’s social life. It’s seen as a part of British culture to go to the pub and have a drink.
In England, ove