Blog

May 2016

  • Is there a legal requirement to do a risk assessment once notified an employee is pregnant? by Fiona, posted on 31st May 2016 All employers have a duty of care to their employees, which means that they should take all steps which are reasonably possible to ensure their health, safety and wellbeing...
  • Saving Money (and time) by Gina, posted on 30th May 2016 Printed Handbooks - a thing of the past...
  • ACAS Study - 7 out of 10 claims avoided by Paula, posted on 24th May 2016 ACAS has a statutory duty to promote the resolution of claims, by means of its conciliation service, in order to settle claims and avoid claims moving to a full hearing...
  • Self Certification by Angie, posted on 17th May 2016 Talking to employers about sickness absence, whether it is long term or short term, is a common topic of conversation...
  • Why do I need to keep my employees informed? by Gina, posted on 16th May 2016 Do you ever hear your employees saying "I didn't know", "nobody told me" with regards to your policies and procedures? For some organisations, the employee handbook is a dusty relic hidden in a filing cabinet only coming out when asked for...
  • Your employee is banned from driving, can you automatically dismiss? by Fiona, posted on 10th May 2016 Say one of your employees is banned from driving and driving is an integral part of their job, do you have the right to automatically dismiss them? Whilst, it would be a fair reason for dismissal, it does not give you an automatic right to end their employment...
  • Suspension of childcare vouchers during maternity leave not discriminatory by Fiona, posted on 3rd May 2016 In an unexpected decision, the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has found that it is not discriminatory for an employer to suspend an employee from a salary sacrifice childcare voucher scheme during a period of maternity leave...
  • Why do employees like 'Your HR Services' by Gina, posted on 2nd May 2016 We like to get feedback from employees and other users of our sites...