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What standard of behaviour can be inferred in a contract of employment?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 13/01/2022 So, Seamus, just on that we've been talking about members of the public not being kind to employees. We move on to our next topic, which is more about employees not being kind to members of the public. We kind of flipped it a bit. We're going to show you a short video of this particular incident. I...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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How can employers protect staff from abuse?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 13/01/2022 And let's have a look at our next topic. Now this, Seamus, is something that you flagged as you're getting a lot of queries about so I think it's an interesting one to talk about. So the COVID rules and abuse of staff, how to ensure a safe working environment while still complying with the everchan...
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What are the new statutory sick pay rules?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 13/01/2022 So we've got the new statutory sick pay rules. And our question is, did skiving just get harder to police? We were being very cynical this morning. And so, Seamus, what are these new rules? It seems to be there's a new rule every other week, but what are they at present, the sick pay rules? What ca...
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Sickness and Absence Coronavirus/Covid-19
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How can employers manage someone back into the business when they've been off with stress and do not want to engage with HR?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 06/12/2021 So there's a very fine line between showing concern for somebody, trying to get them back in. And stress is obviously . . . you can actually just trigger somebody's illness or disability by engaging with them. So how would you deal with that? Seamus: Well, I think your policy and procedures should ...
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Sickness and Absence Health and Safety
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What is the advice surrounding terminating staff off work with long Covid?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 06/12/2021 This individual has a number of employees off for approximately 18 months or longer with long COVID and would normally have terminated in other circumstances but is concerned about the lack of medical precedent surrounding long Covid. Is it a wait and see, because we don't know enough? Or is it jus...
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Sickness and Absence Coronavirus/Covid-19
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In relation to long-term absences, what is an appropriate timeline for employers wishing to evoke the disciplinary process?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 06/12/2021 In relation to long-term absences, what is an appropriate timeline for employers wishing to evoke the disciplinary process? Seamus: Well, again, just whenever we were talking briefly before, we were talking about some cases that we were aware of as to how long the sickness absence had been. It real...
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Sickness and Absence Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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What is a trigger point? Why are they important, and for what type of event should you have them?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 06/12/2021 So in your discussion, Seamus, you mentioned trigger points in your policy. What do you mean by that? What is a trigger point, why are t=importanr and for what type of event should they be used? Seamus: I think there was some confusion around that, but the triggers that I was focussing on during my...
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Sickness and Absence Policies and Procedures
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Surveillance in the workplace, can we do it? Should we do it? And is it legal?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 11/11/2021 So many of the topics that we do on "Employment Law at 11" that are fuelled by what big American tech firms are doing, gig economy companies are doing, and this really is no exception. It's kind of born out of the reports on Amazon using extensive surveillance technology to monitor their employees....
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Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act Policies and Procedures
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What can employers do to retain and recruit staff during The Great Resignation?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 11/11/2021 . Far from the mass redundancies that were being predicted when furlough ended, we've seen an extremely buoyant jobs market, to say the least. Firms are expanding and recruiting in an unexpected way. There are staff shortages across some very key industries. We've got hospitality, retail, and of co...
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Recruitment and Selection Coronavirus/Covid-19
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Why is a home workplace assessment for remote workers so important?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10/11/2021 I've been working from home throughout the pandemic and I'd have to say it has definitely had an impact on me. I mean, my step count is seriously reduced. I have a lot of bad habits sitting at my desk, slouching. I did have a workplace assessment when I started at Legal-Island, but I must admit tha...
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