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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter rejecting time off for elective medical procedure
    Letter rejecting time off for elective medical procedureUse our letter to reject an employee's request for time off to undergo an elective medical procedure, such as breast augmentation or liposuction. Unless you contractually provide for time off work in this scenario, you're perfectly within your rights to do this. Our letter advises the employee to use their annual leave entitlement instead.No statutory rightWith more and more people opting for cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatment to enhance some aspect...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Medical and dental appointments policy
    Medical and dental appointments policyUse our medical and dental appointments policy to set your rules on time off work to attend health-related appointments. Special rules apply to antenatal appointments and you need to take care with disabled employees but, other than that, there's no legal right for an employee to either take time off for medical appointments or to be paid for it.Legal positionThere is no general entitlement in law for employees to take time off work to attend medical and other health-related...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Time off for dependants policy
    Time off for dependants policyEmployees have a statutory right to unpaid time off work to deal with certain unexpected or sudden events or situations involving a dependant. Our time off for dependants policy statement sets out the employee's statutory rights in this respect and it makes clear the procedure the employee must follow in relation to exercising their statutory right. Statutory time offUnder statutory provisions, employees are entitled to take a reasonable amount of unpaid time off work to take necessary...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Time off for jury service letter
    Time off for jury service letterUse our letter confirming time off for jury service to set out the position on pay during their absence. Juries Act 1974Under the Juries Act 1974, individuals may be required to carry out jury service if they are at least 18 years old and not over the age of 75 on the day they start their jury service, are registered on a parliamentary or local government electoral roll and have lived in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for at least five consecutive years since they were...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Time off to look for work on redundancy letter
    Time off to look for work on redundancy letterAn employee who has been given notice of redundancy and who has two years' continuous employment is entitled to reasonable time off work during their notice period to look for a new job or arrange training for future employment. However, pay is limited to two-fifths of one week's pay. Use our letter to confirm an employee's statutory rights in this situation. Right to time offUnder s.53 Employment Rights Act 1996, an employee who is given notice of redundancy is...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter explaining time off for fertility treatment
    Letter explaining time off for fertility treatmentThere's no statutory right to time off for fertility appointments but don't treat them any less favourably than other medical appointments. Our letter assumes you'll grant at least some time off and thereafter the employee can apply for paid annual leave. When undergoing IVF, the employee is classed as pregnant from implantation of the fertilised ova.IVF treatmentIVF is a form of fertility treatment which involves regular medical appointments with the employee's...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Time off for public duties
    Time off for public dutiesAs employees have a statutory right to take reasonable unpaid time off to carry out certain designated public duties, our letter agrees to grant time off on specified dates and sets out two alternative positions on pay. Statutory rightUnder the Employment Rights Act 1996, employees have the right to take a reasonable amount of unpaid time off during their working hours for the purposes of fulfilling certain public duties. what are public duties?The right applies to those employees who...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter declining a career break
    Letter declining a career breakIf you refuse to grant an employee time off work for a career break or sabbatical, you should ideally confirm your position in writing, even if you already have a policy in place which sets out the grounds on which you can decline an application. Use our letter to set out your reasons for rejection of the employee's request.No statutory rightUnless it falls within one of the family friendly rights, there is no statutory entitlement for employees to take a career break or sabbatical....
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter confirming charity cake bake rules
    Letter confirming charity cake bake rulesOur letter sets out a series of rules to be complied with where you've agreed to let an employee host a cake sale day at work to raise money for a nominated charity. Make sure you're clear about what your requirements are regarding promoting the event, the arrangements on the day itself and collecting money.Fundraising opportunityThanks to the popularity of various TV shows, baking has never been so fashionable and charities have seized on this by promoting charity cake...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Confirmation of juror's loss of earnings
    Confirmation of juror's loss of earnings This letter may be used as an alternative to the standard form provided by HM Courts & Tribunals Service. When to use the letterThere is no obligation to pay an employee who is absent for jury service, but if the employee loses pay they may recover all or part of their lost earnings from HM Courts & Tribunals Service. The daily maximum allowance will depend on how many hours and days the juror has served.  Allowances are also available to cover a juror's travel and...
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