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Employment law round up: Discrimination claims at tribunal

To keep you up to date with relevant developments in employment law, we’ve drafted a summary of some of the most recent cases and what they mean for your employment practices. This includes examples of the importance of following fair procedures and policies to treat all employees equally and avoid discrimination claims. We also look […]

Malingering: How to manage dishonest employee sickness absence

How to manage capability when an employee is dishonest

When an employee is unable to undertake the full duties of their role or they have high levels of sickness absence due to an illness, this can be difficult for employers to manage.  From time to time, we all have unavoidable periods of illness, and need time to recover. In rare cases however, you may […]

Managing an underperforming teacher: the Capability Policy

This is the second instalment from a two part article on managing performance. To read part one, please click here: Managing an underperforming teacher For the past 5 weeks, the Teacher you’ve had performance concerns with has been on a Performance Improvement Plan. You’ve set clear targets linked to the Teachers’ Standards and have monitored […]

Managing an underperforming teacher: first steps

Teaching is a highly demanding profession: work performance is regularly monitored by the Senior Leadership Team, Ofsted, Governors and parents; there’s a huge time commitment involved in marking and lesson planning; and the children themselves can often pose their own challenges. It’s also highly rewarding and the vast majority of teachers do an outstanding job […]

The Art of Managing Older Workers

Managers are increasingly finding that they have to manage workers that are older than them, according to a Business Insider article, and deal with the challenges that this presents. For example, some younger managers may be asked to ‘prove’ that they have what it takes to lead more experienced employees. One manager quoted in the […]

Council complied with employment law in dismissal for sickness

An after-school club manager who lost her job after failing to return to work on grounds of family illness was not unfairly dismissed, an Employment Tribunal has ruled. Dismissal for sickness Workplace Law reported this week that Ms Nicola Gardiner, who worked for Fife Council, was diagnosed with “stress relating to family illness” and declared […]

How to manage poor performance (part 2)

In our last blog post, we discussed the measures that business owners can take to communicate performance expectations and to deal informally with poor performing employees.  By using these strategies, you will hopefully minimise the risk of having to take a more formal route.  However, sometimes informal discussions aren’t enough and this article outlines the […]

Dealing effectively with poor performance at work

Grab a copy of our free Capability Policy and Procedure to help you deal effectively with poor performance.