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Understanding Annual Leave

Posted on 16 June 2021

Key holiday rights Part-time workers are entitled to the same level of holiday on a pro rata basis If an employee leaves they get paid for any holida... Continue reading >

Considering Redundancy Situations

Posted on 16 June 2021

In the current climate unfortunately there are a lot of businesses still struggling and it is difficult to predict recovery times.  As a result, redu... Continue reading >

Top Tips on Recruitment

Posted on 16 June 2021

1.   Define the Role and Person Requirements         Identify the key skills, attributes, and experience the role requires. Review any job ... Continue reading >

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22
Nov, 2018

When should a Disciplinary Hearing be Postponed?        

Posted by Helen in Disciplinary Issues

The Employee Relations Act 1999 provides employees with the right to be accompanied at disciplinary and grievance hearing and the right to postpone a hearing, where representation is unavailable.  Where an employee has requested to be accompanied, and where his/her chosen companion isn’t available at ...



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14
Aug, 2018

Why Disciplinary Allegations Need to be Specific        

Posted by Helen in Disciplinary Issues

It is a fundamental part of the ACAS Code of Practice in Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures and a good Disciplinary Procedure, that an employee should be notified in writing if there is a disciplinary case to answer.  The notification needs to contain sufficient information about the alleged miscondu...



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25
Jul, 2018

The Right to be Accompanied        

Posted by Helen in Disciplinary Issues

Under Section 10 of the Employment Relations Act 1999, employees have the right to be accompanied by a companion, at formal disciplinary or grievance meetings.  It is up to the employee to decide if they wish to have a companion present or not.   Informal Meetings Informal meetings such as fact finding...



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24
Jul, 2018

What is Gross Misconduct?        

Posted by Helen in Disciplinary Issues

Gross misconduct is behaviour, on the part of the employee, which is so bad that it destroys the employer/ employee relationship, makes the relationship irretrievable and warrants dismissal without pay or without pay in lieu of notice.  A single incident could amount to gross misconduct.   What actions...



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