Employee Signed Off Work with Stress?

Employee signed off work with stress

Stress-related sickness absence has become increasingly prevalent in the workplace. Employers face a balancing act between supporting their employees’ wellbeing while minimising the risk of operational disruption and impact on other employees resulting from individuals being signed off work with stress. The following guide examines the rights and responsibilities of employees who are absent due […]

Managing Staff Relocations

staff relocation rights

If you are considering moving your business – whether you are reducing costs, need more space or are merging with another business – you will need to understand the legal implications of staff relocations. This means following a fair process to ensure you are not breaching your employees’ rights. You will need to know whether […]

Fit Note Guidance for Employers

Fit note: guide for
employers

The following fit note guidance will help you as an employer to understand the rules relating to fit notes, and how you can use the information from a fit note to most effectively help your business and your employees when absent from work through illness. As an employer or line manager, the fit note can […]

Menopause in the Workplace (HR Advice)

Menopause in the workplace

Helping women feel supported in their workplace as they experience the menopause is beneficial both to employees and employers. But following a number of recent tribunal claims against employers for failing to meet their duties, employers are under increasing pressure to ensure they are providing employees experiencing the menopause with adequate support. The changing demographic […]

Is Working Whilst Signed Off Sick Allowed?

Is working while signed off sick allowed?

Working whilst signed off sick isn’t strictly prohibited by UK law, although an employer is under a statutory duty to ensure the health and wellbeing of its employees. Caution must therefore be exercised by employers if asking or allowing an employee to return to work early. The following guide for employers and HR personnel provides […]

Different Types of Pay Structures

There are various different types of pay structures that can be implemented within an organisation, although the most suitable structure will depend on a number of factors including the nature and size of your business, the composition of the workforce, and the ways in which you want to incentivise and reward that workforce to meet […]

Payment in Lieu of Notice Rules

payment in lieu of notice

Payment in lieu of notice is where an employee receives notice pay from their employer instead of working their notice period when their employment is terminated without notice. Payment in lieu of notice, or PILON, can apply to many different types of dismissal. In this article, we look at the rules on PILON and how […]

Redundancy Settlement Agreement Guide

Settlement agreements are generally used by employers to settle potential employment claims, but they are also commonly used as an alternative to dismissal by redundancy. Notwithstanding the reasons for making someone redundant, the employer must still follow a fair and lawful redundancy process. Using a settlement agreement in a redundancy situation can help to avoid […]

Term Time Only Contracts Holiday Pay Rules

Calculating part-time workers’ holiday entitlement can quickly become a complicated matter. There is no single piece of legislation or guidance on the approach to take. However, employers are under an obligation both to ensure term-time workers receive at least the statutory minimum entitlement of 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave a year, and that they are […]

Managing Return to Work After COVID

Where an employee is returning to work after COVID – whether they have made a full recovery or are suffering with so-called long COVID – there will be a number of issues for the employer to consider. Employers are under a duty of care to take reasonable steps to protect their workforce, customers and any […]