The HR Headmistress' blog

Beware! Voluntary Redundancy Can Lead to Unfair Dismissal Claims

11th September 2019

A couple of weeks ago one of my clients reached an agreement with an employee allowing him to take voluntary redundancy with an enhanced tax-free payment. What’s not to like?

Voluntary redundancy is often a helpful and quick way to reduce...

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Can an Employer Make a Sick Employee Redundant?

4th September 2019

If a business is proposing to make redundancies, consultation is an essential part of the process. ‘Consultation’ involves speaking to affected employees about the reasons why redundancy is proposed, alternatives to redundancy and the...

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Are Employees Entitled to Time off to Attend a Funeral?

28th August 2019

Where employees suffer a bereavement, they usually want to attend their funeral. Do they have the right to attend?

All employees are entitled to reasonable, unpaid time off for dependants. This is time off to deal with unforeseen matters and...

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Are You Looking for Mr Right*?

21st August 2019

The lack of good people hinders business growth, so a good strategy at an early stage can help you.

One of my clients uses skilled machine handlers. They’re not only core to the business, they are incredibly difficult to find and there have...

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Are All Your Balls Up in the Air?

14th August 2019

Juggling too many balls? We all go through periods when we are flat out at work. For many of us being incredibly busy is a way of life and it just goes with the turf. For example, this year I have nine separate personal and work projects on the...

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