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AWOL Employee – what should you do?

AWOL Employee – what should you do?

A common query is where employees haven’t shown up for work and haven’t let you know why.  This is known as AWOL (absent without leave).  What should you do if this does happen? Consider what has happened and attempt contact with the employee. Did they ask for the day...

End of SSP rebate scheme for Covid-19 and end of the CJRS

End of SSP rebate scheme for Covid-19 and end of the CJRS

SSP Rebate scheme – Covid-19 As you will be aware as an employer you can currently claim back up to 2 weeks of SSP if you have already paid your employee’s sick pay (use the SSP calculator to work out how much to pay) you are claiming for an employee who’s eligible...

In the Tribunal – Victimisation

In the Tribunal – Victimisation

What was the case? The claimant was employed as a telephone receptionist at a Ford car dealership from 6 May 2014 until she was made redundant on 2 January 2019.  She had worked between two sites during her time with the Company. On 9 March 2018, she submitted a...

In the Tribunal: Harassment

In the Tribunal: Harassment

What was the case? A recent tribunal decision has meant that an Operations Clerk who discovered a WhatsApp group dedicated to racially abusing her and another colleague has been awarded almost £25,000 for unlawful harassment on the grounds of sex, race and religious...

New self-isolation guidance from 16th August 2021

New self-isolation guidance from 16th August 2021

What are the new rules for those who have been double vaccinated or who are aged under 18 and 6 months? From Monday 16 August, people who are double jabbed (unless an individual has not been able to get vaccinated for medical reasons) or aged under 18 years and 6...

What can constitute gross misconduct?

What can constitute gross misconduct?

A recent tribunal decision has ruled that a prank did not constitute gross misconduct and the employee was unfairly dismissed. What was the case? Mr Buchholz had worked for Geze, a company who supplies products, systems and services related to door, window and safety...

Can I ask my employees’ if they have been vaccinated?

Can I ask my employees’ if they have been vaccinated?

Can I ask my employees' if they have been vaccinated? Please note this blog does not apply to anyone who works indoors in a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care home who must be fully vaccinated unless they are exempt.  This comes into force on 11 November...

In the Tribunal – Disciplinary Investigations

In the Tribunal – Disciplinary Investigations

A recent tribunal decision against Sainsbury’s has highlighted the importance of following a fair process in disciplinary processes. What was the case? Mrs Cunnington had worked for Sainsbury’s since 1992 and had 28 years’ continuous service without any disciplinary...

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