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6 points to include in Disciplinary outcome letters

So, the Hearing is over and you’re nearing the end (hopefully). We share our 6 tips on what to include in a Disciplinary outcome letter. 1. Confirm the decision in writing …

5 Top Tips on avoiding constructive dismissal claims

When an employee is left feeling that they have no other choice than to leave their job due to their employer’s behaviour, you’re on course for a constructive dismissal claim.  …

How to manage employee requests to record meetings

An employee may wish to make a recording of a work meeting, such as a disciplinary or grievance hearing or a meeting with his or her line manager, for a …

Meet Carole and hear how HR and PR are connected

MAD-HR are sponsoring the upcoming Menta ‘Meet the Journalists’ event on Tuesday 13th September. An opportunity for businesses and marketing managers to meet, network and ask questions of some of …

How to assess if a grievance is genuine

An employee has just provided you with a written grievance. However, you have some doubts about whether the content has been fabricated to get somebody else into trouble. Are you …

No more exclusivity allowed in zero hour contracts

The Government has now brought into force legislation which prohibits the use of exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts. Such clauses are deemed to be unfair as they prevent an individual …

How can a probationary period help your business?

Apparently, 88% of employers regret at least one recruitment decision they’ve made in the past twelve months. The main problems are because they: (1) aren’t up to the job; (2) …

How to manage and lead organisational change

Whether you’re introducing a new initiative or about to launch a new product or perhaps you’ve identified that there are mistakes happening with the processing of orders or duplication of …

Does smelling of alcohol justify dismissal?

Imagine the scenario – one morning an employee arrives at work (on time) but it’s glaringly obvious to all that they had a heavy drinking session the night before. Indeed, …

What you need to know about this hotly awaited Appeal hearing

Lock and another v British Gas Trading Ltd, the highly anticipated case on including commission payments in holiday pay calculations, was heard at the Court of Appeal on Monday 11 …

Told to wear a skirt and make up – discrimination payout

Sex Discrimination A waitress has been awarded more than £3,500 after winning a sex discrimination Tribunal against an employer that requested she wear a skirt and make-up to be “easy …

Help employees cope with school holidays throughout the year

With the majority of full-time employees entitled to 5.6 weeks annual leave, coping with an average of 14 weeks of school holidays every year can be tough. The summer holiday, …

What you need to know about Human Trafficking Statements

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 s.54 requires certain commercial organisations to publish an Annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. Application The organisations this applies to are those: with a total …

What small businesses must know about modern slavery…

It occurs to us at MAD-HR that many small business owners may think that you don’t need to worry about Modern Slavery as the Act is directly linked to high turnover …

References indicating high sickness?

References of High Sickness – What should you do? You’ve received a reference reply that that your prospective employee has had references of high sickness absence over the last 12 …

Can an accent affect whether you recruit or not?

During an interview you find it challenging to understand the applicant due to a strong accent. Can this be a reason to not appoint them? The Equality Act 2010 defines …

BREXIT and the Employment Law Consequences

News In what is likely to be the most significant political decision in a generation, the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union by a margin of 3.8%. …

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Holiday denied but taking employee takes it anyway

Refusal of Leave You recently issued a refusal of leave request due to business reasons but the employee has now told you that they plan to take the time off …

Employment Law and Brexit

How can you be ready for a potential Brexit? As the debate hots up over the UK referendum on leaving or staying in the EU, and as we are on …

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How to manage your employee who wants to leave

An employee has told you that they are unhappy in their role and wish to leave your employment as soon as possible. As their heart clearly isn’t in the job …

The extra bank holiday in the UK for 2022

The Government announced some time ago that it was granting an additional bank holiday in 2022, which will take place on Friday 3rd June to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee. …

Q&A with Jo Lewry, Office Manager

We value getting to know all about the clients we work with and the faces behind the brands and businesses. Naturally we expect you to want to know more about …

We Wish You a Merry ‘Twixmas’ and a Happy New Year

If you’ve been a manager or team leader for a year or two, you’ll know only too well, that there’s an inevitable gear-change post Christmas, and what better time to …

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