What is Unauthorised Absence? Put simply, unauthorised absence is classified as when an employee fails to come to work without notifying the employer. Approach to Unauthorised Absence? There can be many different reasons for the unauthorised absence of an employee (otherwise known as being absent without leave – AWOL). Some may be deliberate; others may […]
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The recent case of Mallon v AECOM Limited demonstrates that an employer does not need to know the specifics of a disabled applicant’s disability, or the difficulties it poses, for the duty to consider reasonable adjustments to apply. The Claimant, Mr Mallon, applied for a post with AECOM Limited (the Respondent). The Respondent’s recruitment process […]
Every year accidents involving pedestrians and workplace vehicles result in injury and tragically fatalities that could have been prevented with the right precautions. Recent data published by HSE shows that 135 workers were killed in work related accidents in the 2022/2023 reporting period and 15% of those fatalities were caused by being struck by moving […]
In today’s digital age, email communication is an integral part of daily business operations. However, it’s essential to recognise that mishandling emails can lead to data breaches, compromising the privacy and security of personal data and confidential information. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has highlighted the improper use of the ‘BCC’ (Blind Carbon Copy) field […]
There are many valid reasons for a business to use temporary staff hired from an agency such as seasonal workload increase, maternity cover, long term absence cover, as well as temporary vacancy cover with the possibility of a permanent contract, should the person suit the role as a permanent member of the team. In my […]
Providing a safe place work by way of risk control measures to prevent accidents is the utmost priority for all employers, however accidents and incidents still do occur, which is generally due to the risk control measures being inadequate. In this short article, we will explain why investigating accidents that occur in the workplace is […]
An alarming report hit the headlines this week in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace. The report revealed that one in three female surgeons working in the NHS who responded to the research said they have been sexually assaulted and two thirds of respondents said they have been sexually harassed by colleagues. The report […]
The world of work has undergone a significant transformation over recent years, mainly due to advancements in technology, changing employee expectations, and let us not forget the global shift prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the most major changes is the rise of the hybrid working model, which is a flexible approach that combines remote […]