Employees are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday each year (including bank holidays). Apart from your holiday, there are other situations where you might be entitled to time off, such as to look after a dependant. Read my blog for more information.
Employers must be careful not to discriminate when recruiting, including when asking questions at interview. They must avoid questions that relate to ‘protected characteristics’ under the Equality Act. So, what shouldn’t you be asked and what can you do if you believe you have been discriminated against?
You may be suspended from work if you are being investigated for misconduct or for medical or health and safety reasons. You are likely to be told not to attend your place of work or to carry out any work at all. Read on for more information about what it means to be suspended and your rights while suspended.
Your employer will necessarily hold personal data about you, but they must comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which has regard for individual rights and sets out what is considered to be personal data and your employer’s obligations on collating and processing that data.
It is possible for your employer to dismiss you if you are unable to do your job. However, they must act reasonably and follow a fair procedure.
Many jobs are stressful enough, but having a difficult relationship with your manager or a colleague can make it even more so. It can be hard to know how best to handle such a situation.
We are pleased to share with you another 5 Star Vouched For review received for our Associate Specialist Employment Solicitor, Kathryn Bolton.
In my blog on 10th September I talked about employees’ entitlement to pay whilst off work sick. Many employees, particularly those who have been on long term sick leave, worry about whether they may be subject to a sickness absence dismissal as a result of their ill-health.
There is no automatic right to receive pay whilst you are off work sick, unless your contract specifically provides for this and/or you qualify for statutory sick pay. Read on for more information about your entitlement to sick pay.