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Employment matters: guidance and templates

In this section, we have provided guidance on a wide range of employment matters including anti-bribery, dress code and whistleblowing policies.

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Agency worker regulations — supply teachers

As you will be aware the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 come into force on 1 October 2011.  In advance of that, and in addition to its existing…

Guide on dealing with adverse weather and severe travel disruptions

It is almost inevitable that at some point there will be a situation, arising from adverse weather or severe road or travel disruption, which plays…

Guide to the agency workers regulations

The regulations include a provision preventing hirers and agencies from taking steps to avoid the equal treatment requirements. The effect of this is…

Guide to work experience and internships

From time to time organisations take individuals on, usually young people, for work experience or internships as the arrangement is sometimes referred…

Checklists and forms

Agency workers access to facilities checklist


Our no-smoking policy states that employees may only smoke cigarettes in the designated smoking area.  We have an employee who is trying to give up…

Guidance note on domestic violence policy

It is estimated that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence and abuse in their lifetime and on that basis, it is likely that at some point you…

Letters and standard documents

Letter - requesting further information re request for training

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Adverse weather policy

The Bribery Act 2010 — what employers need to know

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. Below is an overview of the implications for employers with guidance on avoiding liability under…

The Modern Slavery Act 2015

Over the past few years there have been a number of high profile media and online campaigns, which have targeted businesses for ‘exploitation’ of…

Time off for public duties

In the event that an employee is an official or member of the bodies listed below, or is a Justice of the Peace, they are entitled to have a…

Time off for training


Whistleblowing — an employer's guide

Employment legislation gives employees special protection for whistleblowing i.e. making a protected disclosure. Such employees are protected from…