This leaflet is aimed at employers where fewer than 20 staff are at risk of redundancy.
Fair treatment is not just a moral and legal obligation but makes good business sense. Employers who treat employees fairly will be best placed to recruit and retain staff in an increasingly diverse and competitive labour market.
Hiring employees, if done badly, can be costly.
This Leaflet deals with how to control levels of sickness absence and unauthorised absence.
As an employer, you have a number of legal obligations with regards to paying your staff.
Employees have a range of legal rights derived from national or European legislation and these are summarised in this leaflet
This leaflet tries to explain in general terms the main legal issues relating to the employment contract. It is not intended to be a precise statement of law nor is every legal aspect dealt with.
This guidance is for all employers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. It has been developed by a working group co-chaired by Sir George Quigley and Nigel Hamilton and comprising representatives of Government departments, the Irish Congress of Trades Unions, the Confederation of British Industry and a representative group of ex-prisoners.
When an employee starts work, the employer has a duty of care towards them. This includes making sure that they can do the job safely and competently.
Effective performance management can bring about many benefits to your business, including improved staff performance, greater productivity and stronger employee engagement.