Alcohol and drugs have an impact on your ability to work safely and correctly. Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, your employer has a duty to ensure that the working environment is free from the inappropriate use of substances and all employees are able to carry out their duties in a safe and efficient manner to protect the safety of the workplace. This includes ensuring that no employees are working under the influence of alcohol and drugs. If you are found in possession of controlled substances in contravention of any of the laws listed below, it could still affect your job, if your employer decides that your actions outside of work are sufficiently serious to justify disciplinary action. This would also apply to being under the influence of alcohol outside of work.
Employers have different approaches to alcohol and drug dependency. It can be approached as a disciplinary, health or performance issue or a combination. Remember that your employer is exactly that. Your employer. Not your counsellor or your friend. As such, your Employer will be more interested in your performance or behaviour, rather than the cause of it, and so it is your performance or behaviour that can get you fired from your job. Depending on the behaviour or performance issue that highlights the dependency problem, your Employer may choose to initially treat it as a health problem requiring a capability process, which can be escalated to a disciplinary if the problem persists. If it is a serious performance or behaviour issue, your Employer can go straight to the disciplinary process and you could lose your job.
The Guide discusses the law, including case law developments that will help you defend yourself. It covers what you need to know, taking you quickly and simply through essential information on;
• The applicable law and your legal rights
• Remedies available to you
• Case law on alcohol and drug dismissals
• Guidance on what to do
How do you enforce your rights if there is no Trade Union at work? This book details the law and processes applicable to an Employee Representative in a non-union workplace.
This e-book provides you with guidance on the correct legal claims to make for breach of contract , how to format your claim, including a template and directions on the remedies available to you….flip the book for more
Your employment tribunal claim sets the legal and factual basis of your claim. This e-book provides a template and other resources for a claim where your employer refuses to pay your accrued holiday after you have left the job….. flip the book for more
This e-book provides you with a template for writing an Employment Tribunal claim if your employer refuses to pay you holiday pay. Use this guide if you are still in the job….flip the book for more
This e-book guides you on the legal claims to make if your employer refuses to let you take some or all of your holidays. It shows you how to format your claim, with a template and direction on the remedies available to you…flip the book over for more
Did you know that Section 100 and Section 44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 give you protection from dismissal for health and safety reasons? The EU Workplace Health and Safety Directive (89/391/EEC) sets out general principles on measures to protect the safety and health of workers while at work. The Health and Safety Dismissal Guide is your essential step-by-step guide to your rights. It contains critical information on automatically unfair dismissals, your rights under the Employment Rights Act including health and safety law as well as taking your case to ACAS Conciliation and the Employment Tribunal. This book covers what you need to know, taking you quickly and simply through essential information on;
Your Employer’s duty of care
Your legal rights
Remedies available to you
The latest information on health and safety dismissal
Guidance on what to do
Everyone will tell you that you have no hope if you are dismissed whilst on probation. This is not true. Many people simply give up because of this myth. If you don’t have a fortune to spend on legal advice then just use this guide…..flip book over for more
This guide helps you to prepare your Schedule of Loss (also called the Statement of Remedy). It is very important for your Employment Tribunal claim since it tells the Judge how much you think you should be paid if you are successful……flip the book over for more
If you have received a criminal charge, conviction, been cautioned or are the subject of a police investigation at work, then this is the guide for you. ACAS says that just because you are charged with or convicted of a criminal offence, received a caution or are the subject of a police investigation, is not enough in itself for disciplinary action to be taken against you. Your Employer needs to consider the impact of the charge or conviction on your ability to do the job, and whether the charge or conviction impacts on your work relationships and/or customers.
If the outcome of your Employers investigation shows that some disciplinary action is necessary, your employer does not have to await the outcome of prosecution before starting the disciplinary procedure. The police should not be asked to conduct any investigation on behalf of your employer, neither should they be present at any meeting or disciplinary meeting.
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Asking discrimination questions through the Questions Procedure is a way of getting information from your Employer about discrimination you have suffered at work. It is important for gathering evidence to support your case….flip the book for more
If you are unfortunate enough to be injured in an accident at work, you may be able to make a Personal Injury claim for compensation. Accidents do happen in any job and in any situation. They are not limited to factories and building sites; every workplace has its own dangers. Your employer has a duty to protect you from injury at work and tell you about any health and safety issues that affect you. Your employer also has a legal obligation to report certain accidents and incidents and to pay you sick pay.
If you are considering suing your employer, remember that the aim of work accident compensation is to put you in the position you would be in had the accident not occurred. By law, your employer must be insured against injury to employees. Your employer should place a certificate showing the name of its insurance company where it can be seen at work. You can also ask your employer to give you the details if you need them. You will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay at the very least. Your right to contractual sick pay should be in your employment contract or your terms and conditions of employment. The book covers what you need to know, taking you quickly and simply through essential information on;