“National Sickie Day” fast approaching

The winter period can be one of the most challenging periods for staff absenteeism, with employees adversely affected by a combination of winter bugs, flu, hangovers and the post-holiday blues.

According to statistics, this period peaks on “National Sickie Day”, the first Monday of February, which is apparently the worst day of the year for calling in sick.

With this date now on the horizon, it seems like a good time to consider some interesting sickness-related [...]

By |January 9th, 2018|HR / Employment Law News|

Fit for Work scheme to be scrapped

The Fit for Work initiative was introduced in September 2015 as a scheme to help employees stay in or return to work by providing free, expert and impartial general health and work advice to employees, employers and GPs. The aim was to reduce absence and sick pay costs by enabling employees to return to work earlier and providing SMEs with access to Occupational Health services that would normally be too costly for them.

However, the [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|HR / Employment Law News|

Sexual Harassment Myth Busters – Suspension

Claims of harassment, be they current or historical, are everywhere at the moment. Regardless of your view on the legitimacy of some of these, what is undeniable is that employers can’t continue to make allowances for the types of conduct that are being reported without risking significant legal exposure.

To assist employers in identifying the behaviours that could give rise to valid discrimination complaints, we’ve produced a series of “myth busters” to help separate fact [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|HR / Employment Law News|

Sexual Harassment Myth Busters – Comments Directed at Others

Claims of harassment, be they current or historical, are everywhere at the moment. Regardless of your view on the legitimacy of some of these, what is undeniable is that employers can’t continue to make allowances for the types of conduct that are being reported without risking significant legal exposure.

To assist employers in identifying the behaviours that could give rise to valid discrimination complaints, we’ve produced a series of “myth busters” to help separate fact [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|HR / Employment Law News|

Sexual Harassment Myth Busters – Different Perceptions

Claims of harassment, be they current or historical, are everywhere at the moment. Regardless of your view on the legitimacy of some of these, what is undeniable is that employers can’t continue to make allowances for the types of conduct that are being reported without risking significant legal exposure.

To assist employers in identifying the behaviours that could give rise to valid discrimination complaints, we’ve produced a series of “myth busters” to help separate fact [...]

By |November 27th, 2017|HR / Employment Law News|

Sexual Harassment Myth Busters – Types of Harasser

Claims of harassment, be they current or historical, are everywhere at the moment. Regardless of your view on the legitimacy of some of these, what is undeniable is that employers can’t continue to make allowances for the types of conduct that are being reported without risking significant legal exposure.

To assist employers in identifying the behaviours that could give rise to valid discrimination complaints, we’ve produced a series of “myth busters” to help separate fact [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|HR / Employment Law News|

Sexual Harassment Myth Busters – Banter

Claims of harassment, be they current or historical, are everywhere at the moment. Regardless of your view on the legitimacy of some of these, what is undeniable is that employers can’t continue to make allowances for the types of conduct that are being reported without risking significant legal exposure.

To assist employers in identifying the behaviours that could give rise to valid discrimination complaints, we’ve produced a series of “myth busters” to help separate fact [...]

By |November 23rd, 2017|HR / Employment Law News|

Sexual Harassment Myth Busters – Isolated Instances

Claims of harassment, be they current or historical, are everywhere at the moment. Regardless of your view on the legitimacy of some of these, what is undeniable is that employers can’t continue to make allowances for the types of conduct that are being reported without risking significant legal exposure.

To assist employers in identifying the behaviours that could give rise to valid discrimination complaints, we’ve produced a series of “myth busters” to help separate fact [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|HR / Employment Law News|

Sexual Harassment Myth Busters – Failure to Complain

Claims of harassment, be they current or historical, are everywhere at the moment. Regardless of your view on the legitimacy of some of these, what is undeniable is that employers can’t continue to make allowances for the types of conduct that are being reported without risking significant legal exposure.

To assist employers in identifying the behaviours that could give rise to valid discrimination complaints, we’ve produced a series of “myth busters” to help separate fact [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|HR / Employment Law News|

How should employers deal with claims of harassment in the workplace?

Claims of harassment, be they current or historical, are everywhere at the moment. Regardless of your view on the legitimacy of some of these, what is undeniable is that employers cannot continue to make allowances for the types of conduct that are being reported without risking significant legal exposure. Whether it’s a male director being too touchy feely with his female reports or a female manager making risqué comments to male trainees, you could [...]

By |November 14th, 2017|HR / Employment Law News|