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  1. While there is no legal requirement to carry out a return to work discussion following an employee’s absence, there are numerous benefits in doing so. Such discussions are an important part of absence management and ensuring managers are aware of any issues potentially affecting a staff member’s ability to carry out their role effectively. In […]

  2. On 4th October 2023 the Supreme Court provided its findings on Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another v Agnew and others. The case dealt with the issue of how far back an employee could claim for backdated holiday pay. Such a claim can be brought against an employer as a […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Reasons for Redundancy Restructure There are multiple reasons why a company may decide to restructure, from advances in technology to changes in markets, however, at present, as the UK economy continues to show little growth and with high costs, companies across most sectors are struggling and therefore a current pressing need for undergoing a restructure, […]