The Employment Law & HR Podcast

In this episode of the podcast I deal with a suggested topic from a podcast listener who emailed to say:

"Really enjoy listening to your podcasts. Could I ask that you consider health and safety at work, workplace danger and Section 44 of the ERA 1996 as a future topic as it's a interesting subject?"
 

In this episode I will cover:

  • The protection from detriment provided by Section 44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.
  • Unfair dismissal protection for employees who raise health and safety issues.
  • Basic health and safety obligations as set out in the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Minimum legal requirements.
  • How individual Directors, business owners and managers can be liable for health and safety breaches.
  • Considerations in respect of mental health and protecting from risks to mental health safety.

Action Points

  1. Check to ensure that you comply with the minimum requirements of the Health and Safety Act Work Act 1974.
  2. Review your procedures and policies to ensure they are fit for purpose.
  3. Undertake any risk assessments.
  4. Ensure that your managers have training and a good understanding of the legal requirements.
  5. If you are unsure how this affects your business, please give us a call – 01983 897003 – 023 8098 2006 – 01722 653001

Useful Links

Health & Safety Executive Website

 

As part of our HR Harbour annual subscription service for employers we provide guidance and support with settlement discussions and documentation. If you would like to know more about the HR Harbour Service and how you can get unlimited support from as little as £180 per month please contact me for a no obligation discussion - alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or you can find full details here: HR Harbour

Don't forget you can contact us by email alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or miranda@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or by telephone 01983 897003, 01722 653001 or 023 8098 2006

 

Direct download: Episode_106_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EST

What can you do about undeclared convictions of existing employees?

In this episode of the podcast I answer a question from a podcast listener with regards to criminal convictions and what you can do if you find an employee has a conviction you did not know about, which, whilst it does not impact on their job role, could cause reputational damage.

In this episode I will cover:

  • The different rules that apply between Spent and Unspent Convictions.
  • When some job roles are exempt from the Spent conviction rules.
  • What you need to consider and the risks of dismissing an employee?
  • Circumstances in which you may decide to dismiss or refuse employment to someone because of a conviction.
  • Considerations if you do employ someone with a previous conviction.

Action Points

  1. Consider if any of the job roles in your business fall under the Exceptions Order
  2. Look at how the vetting process works and fits in your organisation.
  3. Consider what steps you take to undertake checks and background information about candidates.
  4. If you are unsure how this decision affects your business, please give us a call – 01983 897003 – 023 8098 2006 – 01722 653001

Useful Links

 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 – Guidance 

 

As part of our HR Harbour annual subscription service for employers we provide guidance and support with settlement discussions and documentation. If you would like to know more about the HR Harbour Service and how you can get unlimited support from as little as £180 per month please contact me for a no obligation discussion - alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or you can find full details here: HR Harbour

Don't forget you can contact us by email alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or miranda@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or by telephone 01983 897003, 01722 653001 or 023 8098 2006

 

Direct download: Episode_105_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

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