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Response to "heat of the moment" resignation

Response to "heat of the moment" resignationResignations given in anger by employees "in the heat of the moment" are not usually binding because of the pre-existing circumstances in which they were given, so it's not safe to treat them as valid. Likewise,... Read more

Response to resignation

Response to resignationWhere an employee resigns in amicable circumstances, you should write to them confirming receipt of their resignation and setting out the arrangements for termination of their employment. Strictly speaking, there is no obligati... Read more

Notification of appeal meeting

Notification of appeal meetingYou're under no legal obligation to give a short-serving employee an opportunity to appeal against their dismissal, unless you've promised this as part of a relevant contractual procedure. If you do decide to allow the emp... Read more

Offer of suitable alternative work during pregnancy

Offer of suitable alternative work during pregnancyIf, for health and safety reasons, a pregnant employee or an employee who has recently given birth cannot continue to perform her normal job duties, you are obliged to offer her suitable alternative ... Read more

Career breaks policy

Career breaks policyCareer breaks are often a useful way of ensuring that long-serving employees don't permanently leave your employment. If you do wish to include a provision for career breaks, always ensure they are discretionary and not contractual... Read more

Canteen facilities policy

Canteen facilities policyIf you provide your employees with a staff canteen or restaurant, it's useful to include a brief provision in your staff handbook advising them of this discretionary benefit and of the facility's opening hours.Lunch on the jo... Read more

Working time regulations policy

Working Time Regulations policyAdult workers cannot be forced to work for more than 48 hours a week on average, although they can voluntarily agree to work more than this. Our Working Time Regulations Policy statement aims to ensure that you comply w... Read more
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