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I am enquiring wrt my friend. he is currently going through
I am enquiring wrt my friend. he is currently going through a disciplinary process for over 8 months! the employer took a long time initially and in the meanwhile due to the enormous stress (he separated from his family, his immediate famlyissues etc) he went in to clinical depression. He is on medication and currently going through counselling etc. The case is still going but his mental health is now deteriorated and his therapist is suggesting to get an end to this. The question we have is Can he resign with immediate affect? If yes, what are the consequences in terms of the investigations and disciplinary process - which is 2/3 complete i.e. investigation not concluded but near conclusion bar another round of questions … read more
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hi,Can you please interpret what the following sections
hi, Can you please interpret what the following sections of the law mean: Notwithstanding, I contend my employer has also acted in contravention of the HSAWA 1974 with express particular s.1(1)(a) and… read more
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Hello Following an audit by a Health & Safety office, my company
Hello Following an audit by a Health & Safety office, my company failed badly in respect of a number of proceedures and documentation and audits that are not being carried out and generally a poor sho… read more
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Can my employer use CCTV to monitor my performance at work.
Can my employer use CCTV to monitor my performance at work. I have been given a formal written warning when working in a petrol station. I was talking with a colleague monitoring the check out on my b… read more
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i am on sickness leave with work related stress, and my employer
i am on sickness leave with work related stress, and my employer (who is the cause of the stress) has requested a meeting to try and resolve any issues i may have but i feel that i cannot face going b… read more
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Ive been accused to attempting to steel a HD TV from a clients
I've been accused to attempting to steel a HD TV from a client's building by smuggling it out in the refuse. I work as a systems integration engineer & have been on site @ the clients new facility for… read more
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I submitted a grievance against my line manager last June for
I submitted a grievance against my line manager last June for bullying and harassment. This had been going on for over a year and I had complained before but was told that 'I was just trying to incite… read more
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Hi. I have a sitting job. I work as Artworker for small family
Hi. I have a sitting job. I work as Artworker for small family company. At work I have old chair, old desk and old screen monitor. I wonder if my boss has to buy from time to time new stuff. I think a… read more
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I have been sent home on garden leave pending an investigation
I have been sent home on garden leave pending an investigation to ascertain if I have been taking confidential information from my employer to help my girlfriend set up a competitor to them, I have no… read more
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i have been suspended on full pay pending an investigation
i have been suspended on full pay pending an investigation for inappropriate behaviour. Thats all i have been told. I am 19 weeks pregnant and have been under the Occupational Health from day 1 due to… read more
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Employer Law. Can someone answer a query I have re discipliney
Employer Law. Can someone answer a query I have re discipliney procedure that i have been asked to attend that I believe could have dealt with in an informal manner. I can provide further details.… read more
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Hi, I have a query on behalf of my 52 year old mother who
Hi, I have a query on behalf of my 52 year old mother who works in a private care home in England. Recenetly an employee came in with a bad case of flu and chose not to call in sick because the employ… read more
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My Husband was suspended from work last night(works nights
My Husband was suspended from work last night(works nights at Dixon Store Group). Reason for his suspension has been outlined as he has breached Health & Safety at work. He was not at the Health and S… read more
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I work as a receptionist at a secure unit. The company has started doing renovations to the reception area which includes breaking holes in walls to add doors, breaking out windows, building stud wall… read more
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my employer has recently installed a new fob and swipe system
my employer has recently installed a new fob and swipe system for clocking in and off, this device also takes photos of the staff as they sign in and out, is this an invasion of privacy as staff have … read more
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over the past few months my workload has got heavier and I
over the past few months my workload has got heavier and I find my self having to work crazy hours ie: last week I had to work 60 hours just to clear it. My employers don't care about cutting it down.… read more
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4 weeks ago was admitted to hospital with cheast pains, the diagnoses is still not certain I had a heart attack but was mentioned that the pains were possibly due to work related stress. Having mentio… read more
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