1 in 4 employers have noticed increase in sick leave due to mental health
17 million working days were lost in the UK due to work-related stress, depression, or anxiety in 2021/22. So, it should be clear to any employer that
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Data Protection Act
In every business, the protection of personal data is both a legal and moral obligation.
Employees, clients, public bodies–they all might decide to s
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
The increase in online availability has changed how we receive personal data.
An individual just visiting your website can provide you with a lot of
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
As an employer, you may have to store personal data within your company. This is typically the private details of your customers, clients or employees
You might have employees presenting repeated or serious misconduct issues. In these cases, you may need to take disciplinary action against them.
Once in a while, you may find acts of misconduct or improper behaviour from your staff. This may lead to an employer needing to follow a fair process
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
Verbal warning at work
When your employees break workplace rules, you may decide to issue them with a warning.
Some cases of misbehaviour can be resolved through a quick te
Disciplinary Appeal Process
Sometimes, employees will fail to meet your basic work needs – causing your business loss and disruption.
You should use a disciplinary procedure to
Businesses often work hard to ensure their employees work effectively in the workplace. But sometimes an employee’s behaviour can interfere with this.
Every employer will have to deal with grievances and conduct issues from time to time.
Sometimes, a verbal or written warning is considered reasonabl
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
When an employee faces a disciplinary hearing, you need to make sure the correct steps are taken throughout the entire process.
Before interviewing a
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
Suspended from Work
Sometimes, you might need to suspend an employee as you investigate serious concerns. This might be for gross misconduct or a health and safety concer
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