Absence, Leave and Holiday Entitlement: In-depth

Thursday, February 13, 2020

This topic covers issues such as holiday entitlement and holiday pay, sickness absence and how to manage it effectively and various rights to time off work with or without pay. It does not cover family leave or statutory sick pay. For information on these topics please see the Maternity and Family Rights topic or the Statutory Sick Pay section of the Pay and Benefits topic.

Bullying and Harassment: In-depth

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

In all contracts of employment, there is an implied duty of mutual trust and confidence between the employer and the employee. Failure to tackle instances of bullying and harassment is likely to amount to a breach of trust and confidence, which in turn amounts to a breach of contract. An employee who is bullied or harassed at work and/or not provided with support following a complaint may be able to resign and bring a claim for constructive dismissal to an employment tribunal.

Maternity and Family Rights: In-depth

Friday, February 7, 2020

There have been various developments over the years aimed at giving working parents greater support, flexibility and work-life balance. This topic covers all areas relating to parental rights during employment, including maternity leave and pay, adoption leave/pay, shared parental leave, paternity leave and unpaid parental leave, including the schemes specifically for teachers and support staff who have the Burgundy and Green Books incorporated into their contracts of employment. It examines the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees, while also considering time off to care for dependants and the right to request flexible working.

Lone Workers: In-depth

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines lone workers as those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision.

Contracts of Employment: In-depth

Thursday, February 6, 2020

This topic explains employers’ duties regarding employment contracts and written statements of particulars and also covers the implications of changing the terms of an employee’s contract.

Discrimination and Equality: In-depth

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Equality Act 2010, the main provisions of which came into force on 1 October 2010, consolidated and repealed all the previous anti-discrimination laws and sought to express the law on equality and discrimination in simpler terms.

Child Protection: In-depth

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.