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Dealing with inappropriate comments made by line manager to pregnant employee

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 01/02/2019 Q: I’m currently six months’ pregnant. My line manager has made inappropriate comments about medical appointments and going home early. How should I deal with this? Hannah: Yeah. I think these are the ones that we see in the headlines, more often than not, the shocking comments that get said to wom...
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Employee Performance Issues and Mental Health

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 01/02/2019 Okay. We have another question here, still on performance issues. “We have an employee whose role is primarily customer service-oriented that’s been displaying behavioural issues in the workplace along the lines of vocalising their frustrations about customers.” Who’s ever done that? “And displayin...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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Dealing with an employee's fluctuating performance levels

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 01/02/2019 Q: I’ve got an employee whose performance improves for a month or two, but inevitably drops back to an unacceptable level. How do I deal with that? Seamus: That’s a classic situation that arises, where you crack the whip a little bit with an employee. They perform and whenever the stress of it all ...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Policies and Procedures
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How should maternity pay be paid to an employee on fixed-term contract?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 01/02/2019 Q: An employee is pregnant but on a fixed-term contract. What is the expected way to pay maternity pay? . “An employee is pregnant but on a fixed-term contract. Due to prior employment, they have the relevant length of service and I understand they’re entitled to maternity pay but not sure about ma...
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Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Ownership of LinkedIn Contacts

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 01/02/2019 Q: Does my company have the right to request access to my LinkedIn contacts following my resignation? “I’ve worked for the company for five years in a relatively senior business development role. I recently resigned from the post and plan to work for a competitor in a different geographical locatio...
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Can an employee returning from maternity leave request to work closer to home?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 01/02/2019 Q: Can an employee returning from a 12-month maternity leave request a site of work closer to home on the basis that she has childcare responsibilities and does not want to travel far and perhaps is still breastfeeding?” Hannah: Yes, she can make the request, but it’s a flexible working request tha...
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Policies and Procedures
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Are KIT days full-rated for part-time employees?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 01/02/2019 Q. Are KIT days full-rated for part-time employees?” I think it’s 10 total. Seamus: My understanding is 10 days total in terms of what your normal salary is. Scott: So, if you’re working three days a week, it’s still 10 days regardless of whether you’re working five days? Seamus: Yes. Scott: Just o...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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What maternity leave and payments are pregnant employees entitled to?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 01/02/2019 Q: We have an employee who is pregnant. What payments and leave is she entitled to? Scott: Let’s kick straight off with some questions on maternity leave and payments and such. We’ve got a general one coming in there from a customer. “We have an employee who is pregnant. What is the process going f...
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Working Time and Leave Pay and Conditions of Employment
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Can an employer extend a secondment against the wishes of the employee?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 11/01/2019 Q: An employee secondment to another internal department was issued for up to one year and the employer wants to extend it further, but the employee doesn't. Where does the employer stand? Scott: Okay. The same person wrote in a couple of questions just on secondments. Now, they're not on the list...
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Contracts of Employment Policies and Procedures
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Can we select a current employee for a temporary internal vacancy or must we advertise?

Posted in: Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 11/01/2019 Q: If I have a temporary internal vacancy, can I pick a member of staff to offer the role to or do I need to advertise it to all staff and interview for it? Scott: Okay. We have another question on internal vacancies that came in this week. Just while you're listening, everybody, there is a little ...
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Policies and Procedures Recruitment and Selection