Staff handbooks


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Redundancy policyWhilst redundancy is a potentially fair reason for dismissal, you are still obliged to follow a fair procedure when implementing a redundancy programme. Our policy statement helps get you started with this.A fair redundancyRedundancy... Read more
UPDATED21 Dec 2020
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Dress and appearance policyYou will no doubt want your employees to dress appropriately to project a good image for your business. Whatever dress code you adopt, it must not be unreasonable or place unnecessarily restrictive demands on your employees... Read more
UPDATED30 Nov 2020
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Alcohol and drugs policyA policy statement outlining your position on alcohol and drug abuse is a must, particularly if your business is in an industry where health and safety concerns are paramount. You owe a duty to your employees and to third part... Read more
UPDATED30 Nov 2020
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Maternity policyOur policy statement sets out the statutory rules relating to maternity leave and pay. It ensures employees fully understand their rights and entitlements, as well as their obligations in relation to notifying you of their pregnancy, ... Read more
UPDATED30 Nov 2020
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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
UPDATED20 Nov 2020
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Holidays policyWorkers have a statutory right to a minimum of 5.6 weeks' (28 days') paid leave per annum. Whilst you'd think granting holidays and holiday pay is a relatively straightforward exercise, disputes over holiday pay are one of the most common... Read more
08 Sep 2020
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GDPR data protection policyOur data protection policy statement reiterates the important data protection principles set out in the UK GDPR, outlines out how you intend to comply with them and clarifies what rights and obligations an employee has both... Read more
08 Sep 2020
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Procedure
Capability procedureDealing with an employee's poor performance can be particularly difficult where you know they are simply incapable of fulfilling the tasks and duties expected of them in their role, so they aren't really to blame. Our capability pr... Read more
06 Jul 2020
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Procedure
Disciplinary procedureDealing with conduct and other disciplinary matters is one of the most difficult challenges for any employer. Make a wrong move and an employee can exact a high price. And even if you've a good reason to take action, tribunals de... Read more
06 Jul 2020
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Procedure
Grievance procedureYour grievance procedure should play a crucial role in how you deal with staff complaints. Use our procedure to set out the steps that an employee with a grievance relating to their employment should take, but be aware that they ca... Read more
06 Jul 2020
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