What to do about bugs at work?

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I have been getting a lot of flea bites at work and I have told supervisors and upper management about the issue, but I haven't gotten much more than they're "going to take care of it". I've been bitten over 100 times and I'm allergic to them so I even had to go to urgent […]

Moving under duress

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I have put in a grievance against a manager and two bullies, and now she has said that she does not want me to come back to her store. I am currently on sick with stress and had intended returning early. I have been asked to move stores until the dispute/grievance is settled but that […]

Legal procedures in contacting a sick employee

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I would like to know what the procedure would be for an employee who has been signed of work for a month with mental health related illness, due to work related conditions. With the employer requesting, the day after the sick note submission that the employee needs to attend an investigation for a disciplinary matter […]

Mindfulness in the workplace workshops

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Wise Blue Owl  have conducted “Mindfulness At Work Workshops”  with large companies and small in their work place. Delight your employees with techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in the work place with our 1 hour ” Mindfulness at Work Workshop” at your place of employment or they can be tailored to an off site […]

Are you ready to resolve your phobia

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From an unusual fear of crowded locations or open areas to a chronic fear of spiders or social situations,public speaking,meeting, many of us have phobias above-common fears which reason in undue anxiety and can even bog a person down in the manner they behave or lead their lives. When national figures indicate that some 70% […]

Women are not Robots

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Contrary to belief women are not  robots or machines, they feel hurt, sadness, pain, and disappointment. they experience feelings of not being good enough, of not reaching the mark, of being vulnerable and afraid. They can be unhappy, they can be scared and they get sick.     There is one thing that all women have […]

Staying cool in the heat

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Without stating the obvious:Summer heat can be dangerous – even deadly – if you don’t take the proper precautions. Everyone should follow these basic heat safety tips in order to avoid the dangers of heat exposure. Keep these suggestions in mind: Dress lightly, and when sleeping, use lightweight, breathable covers. Drink plenty of water and other […]

Backdated Sick Note with ‘incorrect’ dates!

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Hi All, This is my first post on this site so hopefully I am posting in the correct place. We currently have an employee who was feeling unwell and was a little on and off with working for a week or so until she was sent to the doctor who advised her of a potential […]

Holiday during probation

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As stated the company I work for has said that I'm not entitled to any holiday during my six month probationary period. I've never heard of this before and am unsure where I stand.

Is this unfair dismissal?

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I feel that an appraisal has been unfair, and despite a request for a review or further clarification the appraiser did not acknowledge the email.  I feel that it was bias and conducted in an unfair manner. I requested a review but they stand by the conclusion and asked the appraisal department to close it. I received a letter […]

advice please

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I have worked thru an agency for 21 months without a permanent contract. I am now pregnant, could the company finish me and say they no longer need me? Do I have any protection?

Employee Wellbeing: Do employers have a duty of care?

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Two articles I've read recently have had me contemplating the same question: could there be a point at which the inability to get to grips with employee wellbeing starts to become a breach of an employer's duty of care? The HSE explains the duty of care as follows: ‘It is an employer's duty to protect […]

Is Corporate Social Responsibility dead?

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Be honest. Who hasn’t rolled their eyes upon hearing an announcement about yet another CSR initiative? And who hasn’t felt frustration that they’re expected to do ‘yet another thing’ on top of their ‘real job’?  But at the same time those people would agree that corporate social responsibility matters – and is a critical part […]

Can I resign after suspension? When can I resign?

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Hello everyone,I am working in so and so company, one of my colleague and me had arguments and he start mentioning my family and about my knowledge and communication skills, so I hit him and he compaint to police without discussing with management. Now I am on suspension. I know how I worked there comparing to him, but now I don't think […]

Can employee recognition contribute to an employees’ health, safety and wellbeing?

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The most recent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) data reveals 27.3 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury.  The cost of this is a reported £14 billion every year. It’s been suggested that the UK’s feeling the economic and social consequences of a ‘wellness crisis’. Do you agree, and can employee recognition effectively contribute […]

Annual leave rules

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My role at work has changed considerably – my employer’s decision, not mine.  I am now told that I cannot take the annual leave that I want as it clashes with someone else – something that would not have occured before.  Can they do this, as i am not now doing the job I came […]

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