I am reviewing our current health and safety policy — in particular, the written statement on our general policy. Are there principles I can follow to make sure the written statement meets best practice?
I have an employee who is 70 years old, and I feel that it is time for them to go. Can I discuss retirement with them? If I raise the question of retirement, will I leave myself open to a claim of age discrimination?
I have offered a job to a candidate following a successful interview. However, I have received less than glowing references about them and I no longer have any confidence in this person working for me. I wish to withdraw the job offer. Can I do this?
We have decided that a number of employees need to be on call to respond to emergencies outside of normal hours. These employees are arguing that the on-call periods should be treated as work time under the Working Time Regulations and therefore health and safety legislative requirements would apply. Is this the case?