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Tribunal Tale – Kane v Debmat Surfacing Ltd

Tribunal Tale – Kane v Debmat Surfacing Ltd

The Claimant in this case was employed as a driver and had worked for the Respondent for eight years. The Claimant had had sickness absences in the past due to his COPD. One such period of absence was between 9 - 30 March 2020. On his first day of absence the Claimant...

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Right to Work – Survey

Right to Work – Survey

As part of our focus on Right to Work checks in June, your insight is welcomed on how your organisation demonstrates compliance. We’ll share the poll results at the event and in our next Newsletter released at the end of June. Our survey is open until 5pm Monday 7th...

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Masterclass – Right to Work Compliance – 10 June 2021

Masterclass – Right to Work Compliance – 10 June 2021

All UK employers have a duty to prevent illegal working and to check the right to work of employees. The consequences of non-compliance results in fines, potentially a criminal charge and irreversible reputational damage. Whilst there have been changes in place since...

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Tribunal Tale – Health & safety drives you mad

Tribunal Tale – Health & safety drives you mad

In today’s working environment the importance of health and safety cannot be overstated. The application of these rules can sometimes cause tensions. In a recent case the Claimant, who was a track maintenance supervisor, was tasked with implementing and maintaining...

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HR Issues – Mental Health Awareness

HR Issues – Mental Health Awareness

With the SMH First Aider course remaining on hold, Gwen Robertson, our accredited Mental Health 1st Aid Trainer, delivered the Tools for Managers: Mental Health Awareness Event to our delegates on 26th May. The learning outcomes of this included on listening skills,...

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HR Issues – HR Network

HR Issues – HR Network

We attended the HR Network conference this month, with the headline of Strategic Workforce Planning and Leading Out of Lockdown. We participated as an on-demand speaker, where Ruth gave her insight into Returning in person to the Workplace and managing Flexible...

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Testimonial – Harmeny Education Trust Ltd

Testimonial – Harmeny Education Trust Ltd

"We have been advised and supported by Navigator for 7 years and have always been impressed with the service. The main benefit for us is having a named adviser who understands our organisation and wider context, and not having to explain our work to a different person...

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Legal Issues – Right to work checks

Legal Issues – Right to work checks

All employers in the UK have a duty to prevent illegal working. This involves carrying out right to work checks on all employees before they start work. Since March 2020 the rules for employers carrying out right to work checks have been relaxed to account for the...

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