Alcohol at work: What do you need to consider for your policy?

February 27, 2020 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I respond to a listener question raised about the risks of allowing alcohol consumption during lunch breaks and whilst at work. In this episode I will cover: When an absolute ban on alcohol may be necessary. How to set parameters around alcohol levels. What to consider if you allow […]

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An interview with the Listening Detective

February 9, 2020 by alison

In this episode of the Podcast I interview Sheryl Andrews about one of the critical skills required by great employers and managers, the ability to listen! About Sheryl Author, Speaker and Coach are just a few of the roles she holds. Sheryl has a vision of a world where everyone feels heard, understood and valued. […]

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Cases in the News: Veganism, Equal Pay & Transgender Job Applicant

January 28, 2020 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I bring you an update on some of the cases that have been in the news recently. In this episode I will cover: Veganism as a philosophical belief The impact of the Tribunal decision Equal pay in the BBC Debenhams reported settlement with a transgender job applicant Useful Links […]

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What to look forward to in 2020 with Employment Law & HR

December 24, 2019 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I bring you a brief update on what will be coming in 2020. In this episode I will cover: Changes to Section 1 Statements for employees. The requirement to provide a Section 1 Statement to Workers. Changes to the reference period for calculating average pay for holiday payments. New […]

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Christmas Party Guidance for Employers

December 10, 2019 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I bring you the normal seasonal warning that comes from employment lawyers and HR professionals, about the party season with the pitfalls and perils of office party shenanigans! In this episode I will cover: Why employers need to be concerned about what happens at work social events and parties. […]

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Legitimate Management V Bullying – where’s the line?

November 26, 2019 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I bring you my thoughts on the line between legitimate management of conduct and performance verses bullying. This is an issue that comes up regularly when advising both employers and employees and in my view it can be resolved with a few changes. In this episode I will cover: […]

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