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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Sickness absence policy
    Sickness absence policyOur policy statement sets out a detailed reporting procedure for both short-term and long-term sickness absence, including the provision of evidence of incapacity, consideration of statements of fitness for work, "return-to-work" interviews and home visits. It's always worth expressly setting out these issues for all employees. That way, everyone understands what they need to do when they are off sick.Short-term absencesIn the case of frequent short periods of sickness absence, where it...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Outside business interests clause
    Outside business interests clauseUse our outside business interests clause to restrict the ability of an employee to take on other jobs or outside business interests, both during and outside their normal working hours.All work and no playIt's quite reasonable to require an employee to devote their whole time to your business during their normal working hours. After all, that's what you pay them for! Normally, outside their working hours, employees should be free to do what they like. However, you can still restrict...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Parental bereavement leave policy
    Parental bereavement leave policyOur policy covers entitlement to parental bereavement leave, notice requirements, the options for taking leave and the employee's rights on return to work, as well as the position on pay.The basic rightThe right to parental bereavement leave (PBL) enables eligible employees to take one or two weeks off work where they lose a child under the age of 18, or suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy, on or after 6 April 2020. Statutory parental bereavement pay (SPBP) may also...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Bereavement policy
    Bereavement policyOur bereavement policy goes further than the statutory right to reasonable unpaid time off for dependants. As well as providing for paid or unpaid bereavement leave following the death of an immediate or wider family member, our policy covers other leave that might be available, support for the employee on returning to work, religious requirements and how a line manager should deal with the matter.Statutory rightsThe only statutory bereavement right available to employees is the right to parental...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Staff handbook guidelines
    Staff handbook guidelinesOur guidelines for managers on staff handbooks will help you when assembling a staff handbook from our various policies and procedures. They will assist you in deciding which policies and procedures should be contractual and which not, and what should go in the employee's contract of employment and the staff handbook.No legal obligationYou're not obliged by law to have a staff handbook but we recommend that you do as it enables you to have all of your key policies, rules and procedures...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Holidays policy
    Holidays policyWorkers have a statutory right to a minimum of 5.6 weeks' (28 days') paid leave per annum. Whilst you'd think granting holidays and holiday pay is a relatively straightforward exercise, disputes over holiday pay are one of the most common claims brought before an employment tribunal. Having a holidays policy statement will help you to clarify your holiday rules.Holiday pay provisionsOur Holidays Policy statement covers everything from clarifying what the holiday year is to confirming that there's...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Anti-bribery policy
    Anti-bribery policyYour business can be guilty of a criminal offence under the Bribery Act 2010 where it has failed to prevent bribery by a person associated with it. However, you have a defence if you can show you had adequate procedures in place which were designed to prevent bribery. Implement our anti-bribery policy as your first line of defence.The corporate offenceThe corporate offence of failing to prevent bribery under the Bribery Act 2010 is committed where a person associated with the organisation...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Dignity at work policy
    Dignity at work policyYou're not legally obliged to put in place a dignity at work policy. However, harassment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are all unlawful and implementing a dignity at work policy statement will help demonstrate that you took reasonable steps to prevent harassment from occurring.Unlawful harassmentUnder the Equality Act 2010 it's unlawful to harass an employee because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Menopause policy
    Menopause policyEmployees transitioning through the menopause may be experiencing symptoms that can adversely impact their work life, so put in place our policy to set out how you'll support them.Legislative settingThe menopause will affect a significant proportion of your workforce, so it's essential for you to provide the necessary practical support to your affected employees. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 requires you to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all your workers, including those...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Driving whilst on company-related business policy
    Driving whilst on company-related business policyFrom time to time, employees who don't have company cars may use their own vehicles on company-related business, such as attending client meetings or site visits. Our driving whilst on company-related business policy sets out the provisions you need to include.Not your concern?You may think that if an employee uses their own car when driving on work business, there is nothing for you to be worried about. However, it is important because if they have an accident...
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