Making RIDDOR reports

20 May 2019

Under what circumstances do we have to make a report under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)?

Glazing maintenance regime

20 May 2019

Our property has a considerable amount of glazing installed. The question has arisen as to the maintenance regime required for glazing. Are there any specific legal requirements and what would a glazing maintenance regime include?

Sick building syndrome

20 May 2019

A small group of employees believe that they are suffering from Sick Building Syndrome and they want us to take steps to address the issue. First, how can we be sure that it is not just hay fever or a similar allergy and, second, what changes can we make to improve the workplace environment?

Organ donation opt-out

17 May 2019

The Organ Donation Act has passed into law. What changes will it introduce to the organ donation system and how will these be implemented?

Duration of statutory sick pay

16 May 2019

I have an employee who has been on long-term sickness absence, how long do I need to make statutory sickness payments for?

Disciplinary procedures — criminal offence

15 May 2019

An employee has been charged with a criminal offence and is now in custody. I no longer want him to be employed at my company. Can I go ahead and sack him or do I have to wait for the outcome of the police investigation and criminal proceedings? These may take months.

Disciplinary procedures — recording meetings

15 May 2019

One of my employees is facing a serious charge of misconduct. I understand from a reliable source that this employee intends to secretly record the proceedings of the disciplinary hearing. Surely this recording cannot be used at any subsequent tribunal hearing?