Miscarriages, Still Births and Premature Births

Miscarriages, Still Births and Premature Births

The employment rights of an employee who has a miscarriage or stillbirth, or whose baby is born normally but subsequently dies, will depend on when the event occurs. An employee who is the partner of a woman who suffers one of the above events may also have certain rights to time off, but such rights will depend on length of service and at what stage the tragedy occurs. Read my tips to dealing with these unfortunate circumstances compassionately.

Probationary Periods – best practice

Probationary Periods – best practice

The primary purpose of using probationary periods is to provide a clear framework for assessing the suitability of new employees in terms of performance, behaviour and attendance against the standards you have set for the role.

This means when you use a probationary period you should clearly set out your standards and expectations from the very start so the new employee fully understands what you expect from them in terms of performance, behaviour and attendance and the consequences of failing to achieve those standards.