Staff handbooks


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Policy
Sickness absence policyOur policy statement sets out a detailed reporting procedure for both short-term and long-term sickness absence, including the provision of evidence of incapacity, consideration of statements of fitness for work, "return-to-work... Read more
UPDATED10 Jun 2022
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Policy
Email and internet policyIt's important in all office-based workplaces to have policy statements on the use of computers, email and the internet at work and on using the telephone. Our email and internet policy includes provisions on acceptable use, s... Read more
UPDATED13 May 2022
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Clause
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 need to weigh up ... Read more
UPDATED13 May 2022
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Policy
Retirement policyOur retirement policy provides that you do not operate a compulsory retirement age and instead you operate a flexible retirement policy that permits employees to voluntarily choose to retire at any time. This follows on from the abol... Read more
UPDATED11 Apr 2022
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Policy
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
11 Feb 2022
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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
07 Feb 2022
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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
10 Dec 2021
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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
10 Dec 2021
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Clause
Other benefits in kind clauseOur benefits in kind clause specifically covers private medical and permanent health insurance, pension schemes and life assurance, as these are the most common benefits after company cars. However, you can also include a... Read more
12 Oct 2021
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Policy
Social media policyUse our social media policy to set out your rules on employees accessing social media websites during work time. Whilst you can't prohibit employees accessing such sites in their own time using their own equipment, such as on their ... Read more
16 Aug 2021
Credits: 1