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May 16, 2022

Case law | Tribunal finds a Sainsburys duty manager dismissed for harassing colleagues after brain injury was discriminated against.

The judge found that Sainsburys did not appear to consider the possible or, in the tribunal’s view, ‘obvious’ impact of Mr Kelly’s brain injury on his behaviour. Mr Kelly began his employment with Sainsburys in March 2002 and was involved in a serious road traffic accident in May 2004. Between his return and the incident which led to Mr Kelly’s dismissal, there were other examples of behaviour where he was said to have insulted female colleagues. One such incident led to a formal disciplinary process,…

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May 12, 2022

What is a Mental Health First Aider?

We all know there's still a stigma around mental health in the workplace. For many, it’s a taboo subject that we don't talk about, with the expectation that it won't impact upon our job if we keep quiet. But it's very obvious this approach doesn’t help anyone - neither the employee who has the issue, nor the company they work for. With a staggering 70 million work days lost each year due to mental health problems in the UK, costing employers approximately £2.4 billion per…

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May 11, 2022

Twelve frequently asked questions when recruiting staff

During what is being dubbed as ‘The Great Resignation’, many employers are having to recruit new members staff. But how sure are you that what you’re doing is legally compliant? We've listed these twelve common questions that employers often ask us when looking to take on on new employees. 1. Can I ask candidates to complete a medical questionnaire when applying for a vacancy, or question them about their health at an interview? Only when you make an offer of employment is it safe to…

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May 9, 2022

Improving your payroll processes | Next Generation Software

Listening to customer feedback our product team have been working hard to make improvements to payroll processing in our software. They’re just selfless like that. So, what do new features in our payroll software look like and what value are they adding to you and your processes? Future dated salary changes At the top of what can only be described as a very long customer wish list was Future Dated Salary changes. It kinda does what it says on the tin. With the developments of…

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May 6, 2022

Introducing Work Report | Streamlining the approval processes for employees

Work Report. Helping employees and you. Covering a company-wide salary increase, dealing with a huge grievance case and staffing shortages, it’s no surprise verifying an employment status for one of your staff has slipping down the to-do. Wherever it might sit in your priorities, it could be a deal breaker for your employees. We’re here to take one more thing off your list. What is Work Report™? Work Report™ is a new employment and income verification service supplied by Experian, the world’s leading information services…

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April 26, 2022

Is throwing a surprise birthday party at work still a good idea?

An employee from Kentucky was dismissed after suffering panic attacks at work due to a surprise birthday party against his wishes. As a result, he was awarded a £345,314 pay out. This case prompts us to question - is throwing birthday parties at work still a good idea? The case The employee, who suffers from anxiety disorders due to childhood trauma, had asked his manager not to throw any parties for him due to his disability. However, the manager went ahead against the employee's wishes,…

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April 22, 2022

Legislation help: How to keep up with payroll updates

Businesses across the UK are forever seeing payroll updates coming thick and fast. So, how do you keep up with the latest payroll updates? With so much to remember - and so much at stake if you get it wrong - where do you start? We've got a couple of tips to help you, keep reading to find out more. Email alerts If you want the latest changes to payroll legislation sent directly to your inbox – sign up for relevant email alerts. A great…

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April 14, 2022

How to stop difficult employees creating a toxic workplace

Managing gossip, bullying, and difficult employees in the workplace can be a time consuming and all too common action for employers. If the issue isn’t handled quickly, it can impact team morale, performance and potentially lead to a legal complaint. There have been many conversations recently about workplace harassment, discrimination, sexism and wider diversity and inclusion problems which have highlighted just how many people experience a toxic work culture. And with more employees now returning to the office after a period of working remotely, these…

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April 13, 2022

LGBTQIA+ essentials for employers: what does LGBTQIA+ mean?

If you’re not part of the LGBTQIA+ community and want to learn more, whether for yourself or to be a better employer, it can be difficult to know where to begin. In a recent survey with our colleagues, 41% said they are currently trying to educate themselves about LGBTQ+ issues and 19% said they haven’t started yet but intend to soon. So, where to begin? Well, a great place to start is to learn what the LGBTQIA+ community consists of and what are the correct…

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April 8, 2022

New legislation | Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

There are new changes to the laws that govern Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In short, these new rules extend an employer's duties when it comes to PPE. Read on to find out what's changed, when it's effective, and what employer's need to do to stay compliant with this change to HSE regulations. New PPE legislation, what's changed? The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations date back to 1992. They were introduced as part of the 6 Pack Regulation written to implement EU directives aimed at…

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