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What is a fair reason for dismissal?

As an employer, you will often be faced with difficult situations and decisions involving your staff, which can ultimately lead to dismissal. It is important that you know the law surrounding dismissals and you know which reasons would be deemed as fair or unfair. Dismissing an employee inappropriately or unfairly may end up in an […]

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Interpretation of Annual Leave during Absence

As per our recent article, the ECJ (European Court of Justice) have decided that workers who are ill during their annual leave should be permitted to reschedule that annual leave. UK Employers were concerned about the impact this would have on cost and production in their businesses. They had right to be concerned when the […]

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News Update on Sickness Ruling

On 24th July the Court of Appeal has ruled that an employee who was off sick was entitled to be paid annual leave under the change to the Working Time Directive (Where holidays continue to accrue during sick leave.) They also ruled that she was entitled to carry forward the annual leave she had accrued […]

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New Sick Leave Ruling

On the 21st June the European Court of Justice has ruled that employees who are ill whilst on annual leave will be allowed to reclaim this time off. This was prompted after a case was brought to court by Spanish Unions on behalf of department store employees who wanted to protect their right to reclaim […]

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The Opposite Side of the Coin

Absence Management is always high on an employer’s agenda but what about the other side of the coin? Today’s society is struggling in the work place, redundancies seem to be common place, bonuses are few and far between and everyone wants to become indispensable. But to what cost? Presenteeism is when employees come to work […]

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How to get employees off long term sick leave

On average the cost of absence per employee is £692 a year.  This means that absence management is a top priority for most employers otherwise this can become a real drain on your business. At Simple HR we have a wealth of experience in managing absenteeism for our clients and here we explain our tried […]

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Carry on Carrying over the Holidays

All employees are entitled to holidays but what happens when they are unable to take their annual leave in the relevant time? As an employer you should ensure that staff are encouraged to take their holidays for their own health and life balance. If however, sickness or absence leaves them unable to take their holidays, […]

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