Ghosting: Where Do You Stand Legally When Your Employee Goes AWOL?

We are regularly asked the question about AWOL employees and what to do when you are phoning and leaving messages for employees and it is proving impossible to contact them or track them down. Recent figures from jobs website CV-Library found that 2.8m workers or 10%...

Can an Organisation Stop Romantic Relationships at Work?

A number of questions have been asked in the last few weeks about what to do when romantic relationships occur at work and what companies should be doing about it. What are the relevant legal rules around this and how far can an employer go in regulating such personal...

Top Questions for June 2019

A visual summary of the top questions fielded by DLP Advisers in June 2019. Click image to enlarge The top questions in June were… TUPE – 33% Sickness – 25% Welfare – 16% Contractual Terms – 13% Disciplinary – 8% Holidays – 5%...

“Should Our Company Have a Disability Policy?”

We were asked recently whether a company needs to have a specific disability policy in place. Answer Our advice would be No this is not required. There can never be a specific policy on this due to the diversity of issues and how they need to be addressed and dealt...

Flexible Working FAQs

With more and more people requesting to work flexibly, we wanted to answer some of your general questions on the topic. As always, feel free contact us if you have any specific questions not listed below. Each case may always be slightly different so it’s important to...

When Companies Fail to Follow Occupational Health Advice

An employee with autism has won a claim for indirect discrimination after the company failed to make reasonable adjustments to prevent him from feeling “overwhelmed” in the office environment. An employment tribunal in Leeds found that there had been a “continuous...