Article Database - Tips & Advice Personnel: Year 22, issue 20

 
Employee awarded £2,000 for workplace raffle prize swap Publication date: 03.11.2020
Article database » Discrimination » Religious discrimination
An employee has been awarded £2,000 plus interest after his employer decided to swap a bottle of cognac that he had won in its workplace raffle for a cheap box of chocolates. Why did the tribunal make this award?
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Can an employee sue you if they catch coronavirus at work? Publication date: 03.11.2020
Article database » Coronavirus » News
Many employees are back at their normal place of work, either permanently or for the odd day. If such an employee catches coronavirus and claims this happened at work, can they sue you?
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Homeworkers and sickness absence Publication date: 03.11.2020
Article database » Sickness absence » Sickness absence
On average, homeworking employees take 2.4 days’ sickness absence each year. This figure is much lower than for work-based employees. If a homeworker informs you that they are unwell, what should you do?
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Underperforming during their notice period Publication date: 03.11.2020
Article database » Performance/capability » Poor performance
An employee has resigned and is currently working out their notice period. You’ve noticed that their previously high standards have slipped and their work is going downhill fast. What are your options here?
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Former employee has submitted a grievance Publication date: 03.11.2020
Article database » Grievances » Grievance procedures
A couple of weeks ago you parted ways with an employee. You thought that everything was fine, but your former member of staff has now submitted a written grievance. Are you legally obliged to deal with it?
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Paid time off to move house? Publication date: 03.11.2020
Article database » Time off » Time off work
Between now and the end of March 2021 thousands of people are expected to move house. Are your employees automatically entitled to time off on moving day and, if so, is it a paid or unpaid right?
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Data subject access request guidance Publication date: 03.11.2020
Article database » Data protection » Subject access request
Data subject access request guidance..DSAR rights. Under the GDPR individuals such as existing employees, former staff members and job applicants have the right to make a data subject access request (DSAR). In October 2020 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) finally issued formal DSAR guidance for data controllers (see The next step )....
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Q&A - new cap on exit payments? Publication date: 03.11.2020
Article database » Contracts » Termination
Q&A - new cap on exit payments?..Q. We’ve heard that a mandatory cap has been introduced on exit payments made to employees. Is this true? A. Yes, a cap of £95,000 came into effect on 4 November 2020 , but it only applies to exit payments that are made to employees by public sector organisations on or after that date. Public sector...
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Job Support Scheme: open or closed? Publication date: 03.11.2020
Article database » Coronavirus » News
The Job Support Scheme (JSS) will operate once the extended furlough scheme ends. It consists of two parts - “JSS Open” and “JSS Closed”. What’s the difference between the two?
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