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Legal If you understand your rights – as an employer or employee – most problems can be sorted out of court rights Employment law hearing and the employee must be given the right to appeal. Misconduct is a potentially fair reason for dismissing an individual, as long as you can prove you’ve carried out the dismissal in a fair manner. If you're an employee unfaIr dIsmIssal If you have lost your job but don’t think the grounds were genuine, you may be able to submit a claim for unfair dismissal to an employment tribunal. However, there are time limits – the claim must be made within three months of the dismissal date. You have to show you have been dismissed, and your employer must prove they had a valid reason and have acted reasonably in the circumstances. dIscrImInatIon It is against the law for an employer to W organisation. discriminate against a worker. This can take many forms, such as a person is not hether you’re an employer or an employee, it is very important to have a thorough promoted because he is considered too old, or a woman is paid less than a male peer. If you believe you been discriminated against on the grounds of sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age, you may be able to claim compensation. If you're an employer IssuIng redundancIes Exercise caution when making staff redundant or you could find yourself at the centre of a claim for unfair dismissal. You must have a genuine redundancy situation, must consider alternative positions for the employee within the company and give as much notice as possible. understanding of employment law. The law gives all employees certain rights as to how they are treated at work and both parties can sue for breach of contract or breach of legislation – which can result in hefty financial penalties and a significant impact upon the reputations of both worker and It is a fact that companies which communicate well with staff tend to have fewer lawsuits, but there are times when employees will have grievances that need to be dealt with or employers who will have staff issues that need handling. We take a look at some of these instances and advise on how you can stay within the law… Harassment This is defined as unwanted conduct affecting the dignity of men and women in the workplace. It may be related to age, sex, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or a personal characteristic. Harassment in the workplace may be persistent or an isolated incident and can take a variety of forms, including: unwanted physical contact; unwelcome remarks; jokes; offensive language; obscene gestures; isolation or noncooperation and exclusion from social activities and constant criticism. employee mIsconduct It is important that employers have a set of disciplinary rules and procedures which set out standards of conduct at work, otherwise employees could claim that they do not know what correct conduct is. In the case of minor or gross misconduct, the issue must be investigated, there must be a disciplinary september 2011 careers 59

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Careers with Hayley Taylor 2011

Editor’s letter
Hayley's foreword
Home work
Meet The Fairy Jobmother
I need an agent
How to write the perfect CV
Be the best
From business virgin to Virgin boss
Staying positive during your job search
Kick start your career
The benefits of business education
How to make work work for you
Legal rights
Balancing benefits and businesses for working mums
Earn more work less
Shades of Green
Getting into retail without selling yourself short
What to wear
Work on a plate
Franchises: it’s all in the name
The Ultimo success
Working that net
Building a career in property
Donate your career to charity
Supporting the support
Cross purposes
Tender, loving social care
10 social care facts
Foster care: a blossoming profession
Best of British
Jobs of the future
10 Top Tips to get that dream job
Your questions answered

Careers with Hayley Taylor 2011