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Legal Issues – AWOL

One of issues that we’re often asked to advise on, is what to do when an employee goes Absent Without Leave ( AWOL). An employee may just go off the radar, might be absent but not responding to phone, email or text messages and may not be keeping in touch […]

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Ask the Expert – Occupational Health Referrals

We are frequently asked by employers about occupational health referrals for employees. The questions we receive generally revolve around what should be included in a referral; when should it be done; and what if an employee refuses to consent to such a referral taking place. In this  ‘Ask the Expert’  […]

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The Navigator team wish you a Happy New Year and hope that 2020 brings you all that you wish for…

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Legal Issues – Changes for 2020

As we come to the end of 2019, we look ahead to what changes can be expected for employment law in 2020. Brexit We now know that the UK is currently scheduled to leave the EU on 31 January 2019. EU nationals already in the UK by that date will […]

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Health & Safety – Reviewing risk assessments

Businesses go to (or should be going to…) great lengths evaluating the risks to their employees’ safety, risk assessment being the tool used to perform this evaluation. Risk assessment is looking at a potential situation in the workplace which could give rise to an undesirable event and then deciding on […]

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HR Issues – Paws and listen to this wonderful tail

During our successful Health and Wellbeing at Work Conference a month ago, speakers and delegates discussed various measures which can be taken in the workplace to enhance wellbeing. These included: mental health first aid training; creating agile workspaces; financial education; managing cancer in the workplace; and biophilia (bringing our innate […]

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Masterclass in Mental Health First Aid

Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th March 2020 Navigator Employment Law Limited Floor 3 1 – 4 Atholl Crescent Edinburgh EH3 8HA What will it cover? It is increasingly recognised that mental health is at least as important – if not more so – than physical health, especially in the workplace. […]

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Health & Safety – Near miss reporting – what if…

Near miss? – an event not causing harm but has the potential to cause injury or ill health. Or think of it another way, a near miss could be considered as a ‘near hit’. Near misses occur all too frequently the workplace, these can either be disregarded and put down […]

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Legal Issues – Has TUPE been transformed?

An employment tribunal in England has reached a pretty revolutionary conclusion regarding the extent of the TUPE legislation. The three claimants were cycle couriers. They were engaged by City Sprint until early 2018, at which point their services were used by Ecourier following a decision by a major client to […]

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Navigator News – Additional Mental Health First Aid Course Dates Released

Following the almost immediate over-subscription of our Mental Health First Aid course next week, we have now released further dates for another 2 day course in February (Tuesday the 11th and Wednesday the 12th). There are still some places left on that course but they are likely to be snapped […]

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26th November 2019