Redundancy — financial issues

21 August 2019

My company is in deep financial trouble. We are going to have to let the majority of the staff go but I don’t think that we can meet the redundancy payments. What happens now?

Redundancy — maternity protection

21 August 2019

I understand that the Government has new proposals for extending the redundancy protection enjoyed by women during pregnancy and maternity leave. Can you explain?

Illness during holiday

14 August 2019

An employee booked a holiday some months ago. Just before he went on holiday he fell ill. How should I deal with this?

Transport strikes — what arrangements can be made?

14 August 2019

I have read reports of potential airline strikes which is worrying since a significant number of our employees are travelling abroad for holidays in the summer. I’m concerned about staff who might struggle to attend work on time (or at all). Some might be able to work remotely, but others have to be in. Do you have any suggestions?

Attendance — declining attendance

7 August 2019

I have an employee who has been three years with the company. During the first two years of employment with us her attendance record was good. This year, however, her record has become increasingly poor; she has been absent for over 25% of her working time. Nearly all her absences were covered by a medical certificate. She appears to suffer from a range of minor nervous disorders, bronchitis and viral infections. How should I deal with her?