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Establishing a successful recruitment process and clear written employment contracts for new employees can have a major impact on your business.

Every business needs to be aware of its obligations under minimum wage and equal pay laws, as well as recent pensions auto-enrolment changes.

You must comply with legal restrictions on employees' working hours and time off, or risk claims, enforcement action and even prosecution.

The right employment policies are an essential part of effective staff management. Make sure any policy is clear and well communicated to employees.

While sick employees need to be treated fairly, you need to ensure that 'sickness' is not being used as cover for unauthorised absence.

Most pregnant employees are entitled to maternity leave and maternity pay, while new fathers are entitled to paternity leave and paternity pay.

As well as undermining morale, illegal discrimination can lead to workplace grievances. Employee discrimination is covered by the Equality Act 2010.

Home, remote and lone workers are becoming increasingly commonplace. Key issues include communication and how to manage and motivate people remotely.

The right approach to consulting with and providing information to your employees can improve employee motivation and performance.

Disciplinary and grievance issues can be a major burden to employers. Putting in place and following the right procedures is essential.

Following the right dismissal and redundancy procedures helps protect your business and minimise the risk of a legal dispute at tribunal.

Employment tribunal claims are a worrying prospect for any employer. A tribunal case is a no-win situation – even if the claim is unjustified.

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Almost a third of UK employees have experienced workplace bullying. Employers must take appropriate action to tackle bad behaviour - here's how.
Type: Blog
Frequently asked questions on workplace discrimination, including your responsibilities to treat people equally and make reasonable adjustments.
Type: FAQs
Serious questions have been asked after a TV celebrity was pressured into labelling himself as bisexual. Kirsten Cluer discusses the implications.
Type: Blog
Social media is a public forum - and one thoughtless, ill-judged or controversial post could have far-reaching consequences. How to stay safe.
Type: Blog
Discriminating against employees on any grounds other than their ability to do the job is a bad idea. Our guide to workplace discrimination.
Type: Article
Our guide to setting up good procedures that let you deal with disciplinary and grievance issues consistently and fairly.
Type: Article
Not sure what to do if an employee has filed a workplace grievance? Our FAQs answer some of your most common concerns about the law.
Type: FAQs
Answers to frequently asked questions on disciplining employees, including grounds for disciplinary action and what to do in specific circumstances.
Type: FAQs
How to avoid illegal age discrimination in the workplace, including possible issues with both younger and older employees - read our helpful FAQs
Type: FAQs
Disability discrimination: key points for the workplace - up to date guidance on what it is, ensuring you fulfil obligations, handling complaints
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