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Types of discrimination in the workplace

Types of discrimination in the workplace

Very few managers would openly admit to discriminatory behaviours, even to their closest friends. You might think that you would never discriminate, but the statistics would suggest that workplace discrimination is much more common than you might think. In 2013-2014: more than 3,000 racial discrimination claims were made against employers there were roughly 14,000 cases […]

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What should a sickness absence policy contain?

What should a sickness absence policy contain?

Inevitably, employees will require time off to manage a short term or long term illness. A detailed policy protects the employer, any managers or workers in authoritative positions, and the employee that is taking time off. A sickness absence policy should cover more than just the simple details, like statutory sick pay and the occasional […]

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Dealing with an employee’s long term sickness

Dealing with an employee’s long term sickness

Nobody wants to deal with long-term employee sickness. It’s certainly not pleasant for the sick employee, who is potentially dealing with a lifelong condition or terminal illness, and it can be stressful and difficult for an employer to manage in addition. The entire situation is one that you won’t want to be in, but on […]

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What can employers ask about an employee’s medical conditions?

What can employers ask about an employee’s medical conditions?

Medical conditions can seem like a complicated subject for employers. On the one hand they might affect an employee’s ability to work, or lead to changes and adaptations being required, but on the other hand medical conditions are a personal subject with details that an employee might not want to disclose. Employers have to know […]

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