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FLEXIBLE WORKING

Older workers want part-time hours

Research suggests that 73% of employees over 50 would like to transition to part-time hours. If this arrangement would suit you, how can you safely suggest it to an older employee?
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MISCONDUCT

Filmed watching porn at work

In November 2018 a senior employee was suspended after a he was filmed using his work PC to access pornography. It’s a situation that’s embarrassing all round. How can you prevent problems like this?
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HOLIDAYS

Is holiday lost if it’s not taken?

It’s coming towards the end of your holiday year and one employee hasn’t applied to take all of their statutory annual leave entitlement. Will they lose that holiday if they don’t act before the end of this period?
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GRIEVANCES

How long to respond to a grievance?

An employee has unexpectedly raised a grievance. The trouble is you’re really busy because of other business needs and are struggling to find time to deal with it. How long do you have to respond?
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PROBATION

Can you dismiss during probation?

You’ve hired a new employee who’s subject to a probation period. A few weeks in and it’s already clear that they are unsatisfactory. Can you dismiss now or must you wait until the end of the period?
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HEALTH & SAFETY

Lone workers staying late at work

It’s been noticed that an employee has started staying behind to work late and is often the only person on the premises after hours. Should you ask them to stop doing this or let them get on with it?
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RECRUITMENT

Make sure you check professional qualifications

It’s been reported that a woman who was employed as a psychiatrist for 22 years by the NHS didn’t have any medical qualifications at all. How can you check that a job applicant’s qualifications are genuine?
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Last updated: 07.12.2018

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