Article Database - Tips & Advice Personnel: Year 22, issue 11

 
How to conduct a virtual interview Publication date: 18.05.2020
Article database » Recruitment » Recruitment
Due to the lockdown you need to conduct a recruitment interview online. As this is your first time holding a virtual interview, how can you best prepare for it and what should you ask the candidate to do?
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Changing contractual terms Publication date: 18.05.2020
Article database » Contracts » Varying contracts
Due to the crisis you need to make cost savings so you’ve tried to reduce an employee’s hours and pay by mutual consent. They’ve refused to negotiate but you still wish to proceed. What are your options?
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New hire awarded £23,000 for email sacking Publication date: 18.05.2020
Article database » Work and parents » Maternity rights
An employee who was sacked by email after she took sickness absence in her first week’s employment has been awarded £23,000 by the tribunal. New hires can’t claim unfair dismissal, so why did she receive such a big award?
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Converting sickness absence to holiday Publication date: 18.05.2020
Article database » Sickness absence » Sickness absence
An employee who’s been signed off sick for two weeks has several weeks’ paid annual leave outstanding. As you only pay statutory sick pay during sick leave, they’ve asked to convert their sickness absence to holiday. Is this OK?
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Temporary homeworking and suitable workstations Publication date: 18.05.2020
Article database » Flexible working » Homeworking
Many of your employees are temporarily working from home due to the coronavirus situation. You’re wondering if you need to carry out a home workstation risk assessment for these homeworkers. Is this necessary?
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£20,000 for employee told to pick up dog poo Publication date: 18.05.2020
Article database » Discrimination » Religious discrimination
An employee who was instructed to pick up dog poo from her employer’s car park and “take the rubbish outside” has been awarded £20,000 by the tribunal. Why did the employee receive this amount?
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The ICO’s new coronavirus hub Publication date: 18.05.2020
Article database » Data protection » Data protection
The ICO’s new coronavirus hub..In one place. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has created a new online data protection and coronavirus hub (see The next step ). It covers: data protection and working from home; security issues; bring your own device; video conferencing; sharing employees’ health information in your workplace and with...
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Q&A - bank holidays during furlough Publication date: 18.05.2020
Article database » Working time » Children and young workers
Q&A - bank holidays during furlough..Q. If there’s a bank holiday whilst an employee is furloughed, how should we deal with it? A. It will all depend on the employment contract. Where bank holidays are included in the employee’s overall annual holiday leave entitlement, you should either pay them in full for the bank holiday which falls during...
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Can furloughed employees be made redundant? Publication date: 18.05.2020
Article database » Redundancy » Redundancy policy
You might have furloughed members of staff or be planning on doing so. Where an employee has been furloughed can you make them redundant during or after their furlough period?
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