Article Database - Tips & Advice Personnel: Year 21, issue 16

 
Helping employees with rail fare hikes Publication date: 11.09.2019
Article database » Flexible working » Homeworking
Commuters will be subject to a 2.8% rail fare hike in January 2020. Whilst you can help your employees by providing interest-free season ticket loans, what else could you consider?
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Sorry, wrong EC number! Publication date: 11.09.2019
Article database » Employment tribunals » Tribunal procedure
An employee has been prevented from bringing a tribunal claim because he entered the wrong early conciliation (EC) number on his claim form. That’s understandable, but can the tribunal overlook small errors and typos?
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Missing out on Access to Work funds Publication date: 11.09.2019
Article database » Discrimination » Disability discrimination
Missing out on Access to Work funds..Grants available. Many smaller employers are missing out on funding that can help disabled employees in the workplace simply because they aren’t aware of the government’s Access to Work scheme. This provides grants of up to £59,200 p.a. to help address workplace barriers faced by those with physical and mental...
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Q&A - written reasons for dismissal Publication date: 11.09.2019
Article database » Dismissal » Written reasons
Q&A - written reasons for dismissal..Q. When can an employee request written reasons for their dismissal? A. An employee is generally only entitled to request written reasons for their dismissal where they have sufficient continuity of employment to claim unfair dismissal. Where this is requested, you must provide it within 14 days of receipt of...
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When petty cash goes missing Publication date: 11.09.2019
Article database » Misconduct » Disciplinary action
Money has gone missing from your petty cash tin which is looked after by one employee. Whilst you know this individual didn’t take the cash, can you hold them negligent and personally responsible for the lost money?
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Ugh de cologne! How to deal with scent allergies Publication date: 11.09.2019
Article database » Staff handbooks » Dress codes
An employee claims that they’re allergic to the aftershave which a colleague has started wearing. Other staff are also sometimes guilty of overdoing it with the scent. What can you do about this pongy problem?
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Employee has just left but wants to come back Publication date: 11.09.2019
Article database » Recruitment » Recruitment
You’ve been contacted by a former employee who left your employment several weeks ago. It turns out that the new job isn’t for them and they’re wondering if they can come back. How should you play it?
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“Happy Birthday” written inside condolence card Publication date: 11.09.2019
Article database » Discrimination » Harassment
In many workplaces a group card will be sent when an employee experiences a major life event or a birthday. However, based on the experience of one employer, what should you watch out for?
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Is making a covert recording gross misconduct? Publication date: 11.09.2019
Article database » Misconduct » Gross misconduct
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered whether an employee will always commit an act of gross misconduct where they make a covert recording in the workplace. What did it decide and how can you protect yourself?
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