Top Tips For Supporting Your Employees During Ramadan

Top Tips For Supporting Your Employees During Ramadan

Making allowances for observance to employees of one religion, but refusing to provide equivalent benefits to employees of a different one, will amount to direct religious discrimination. Having a policy on religious observance during working hours should have a positive impact on employees. On the other hand, an absence of such a policy, together with a failure to be supportive towards employees whose religious beliefs require them to observe certain practices, could lead to accusations of religious discrimination.

Right To Work Checks

Right To Work Checks

This post provides a reminder to the Right to Work checks which every employer has a duty to carry out before employing a new member of staff, my guidance covers what documents you should check and when they should be checked.

I also provide a link to download the Home Office Right to Work Checklist so you can be sure you are asking your potential employees for the right documents:

Return to Work Meetings

Return to Work Meetings

Research suggests that Return to Work Meetings are a good way of combating persistent absences as most staff will think twice about skiving off work it they know that the absence will be noticed and will be inquired into by management on their return to work.

Read my Top Tips to carrying out return to work meetings and download my template return to work meeting form.

How To Manage Adverse Weather Absence

How To Manage Adverse Weather Absence

Adverse weather such as flooding or snow can cause various headaches for employers including: absence or lateness due to travel disruptions; the closure of nurseries or schools leading to childcare problems for employees and health and safety concerns.

Read my Top Tips to managing working time and time off work under adverse weather conditions and download my model adverse weather policy.