Case Confidential – Flexible Working Requests

In the New Year, many people look to make changes in both their personal and professional lives. If one of your employees’ New Years Resolutions is to inquire about flexible working, here’s what you need to know. Is it an employer’s responsibility to encourage an employee to put forward a flexible working application or should…

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Gross misconduct meeting and bringing a friend

What would you do if you were inviting an employee to a gross misconduct meeting and they asked for a friend to come along to help? That’s exactly the situation a nursery manager found themselves in recently. The facts Claire was a cleaner employed by the nursery to carry out her work after the nursery…

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Disciplinary action for breach of a nursery company policy

Nurseries expect their staff to adhere to their policies and procedures and may want to instigate disciplinary action, including dismissal, against any employee who they believe has breached them. But what happens when a nursery manager wants to dismiss an employee for breaching a policy or procedure, but there is no evidence that the employee…

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