Staff handbooks - Non-contractual policies and procedures


Policies and staff rules that don't have full contractual status and that you're free to withdraw


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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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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
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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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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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
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Domestic abuse policyOur domestic abuse policy is aimed at protecting both your employees and the business from the detrimental impact of domestic abuse. You owe a duty to your employees to protect their health, safety and welfare at work as far as r... Read more
10 Aug 2021
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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
02 Jul 2021
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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
02 Jul 2021
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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
10 Apr 2021
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Policy
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
30 Nov 2020
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