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Right to search policy

Right to search policyIf you search an employee without their consent, it not only amounts to the civil offence of trespass but may also constitute a criminal assault. You therefore need to ensure you have a contractually binding right to search poli... Read more
 
 

Homeworking policy

Homeworking policyWith an increasing trend towards homeworking arrangements, if you grant this benefit to any of your staff, whether on a part-time or full-time basis, you need to ensure you set out in the staff handbook how the scheme will operate ... Read more
 
 

Clear desk policy

Clear desk policyA clear desk policy aims to reduce the amount of clutter that is allowed to build up on employees' desks. As well as the fact that a tidy working environment looks good to clients, it also prevents confidential information from fallin... Read more
 
 

Cars and car allowances policy

Cars and car allowances policyIf you provide your employees with a car you can use a policy to set the terms and conditions of its use. If only a couple of employees have company cars, you might find it easier to include the provision in their contra... Read more
 
 

Outside business interests clause

Outside business interests clauseUse our outside business interests clause to restrict the ability of an employee to take on other jobs or outside business interests, both during and outside their normal working hours.All work and no playIt's quite re... Read more
 
 

Employee contract pay in lieu of notice clause

Employee contract pay in lieu of notice clauseIn the absence of an express payment in lieu of notice clause, you don't have the contractual right to terminate employment summarily upon making such a payment. This doesn't mean you can't do it, but you do... Read more
 
 

Equal opportunities policy

Equal opportunities policyThere's no specific legal requirement for you to have an equal opportunities policy. However, discrimination because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, reli... Read more
 
 

Whistleblowing policy

Whistleblowing policyA whistleblowing policy statement will provide your employees with a route for them to raise qualifying disclosures under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. Without it, you might find that the employee runs straight to the ... Read more
 
 

Dignity at work policy

Dignity at work policyYou're not legally obliged to put in place a dignity at work policy. However, harassment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are all unlawful and implementi... Read more
 
 

Bonus payment clause

Bonus payment clauseOnly include a bonus payment clause in your contract of employment if you actually intend to pay a bonus to the particular employee. It's also always safer to make bonus payments discretionary rather than contractual entitlements, ... Read more
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