Advice Line

Members have unlimited use of the Advice Line service, through which they can ask questions on any employment matter. Questions are answered (by email) within 2 working days of submission. Recent questions covered topics including:

  • Retirement age not specified in employment contract
  • Bank holiday entitlement for part-time employees
  • Accusation of bullying
  • Handling requests not to retire
  • Recovering overpayment of wages
  • Dismissing an employee who is on long term sick leave
  • Implications of staff working at home
  • Handling frequent sickness absence
  • Employee called for jury service
  • Handling long term sickness absence
  • Fixed term contract to cover maternity leave
  • Handling an underperforming employee
  • Transfer of employees in Practice merger
  • Avoiding discrimination in recruitment
  • Probationary period
  • Employee suspected of theft from the dispensary
  • Changing employees' hours
  • Self-employed status
  • Disciplinary procedure
  • Flexible working rights for parents
  • Gross misconduct
  • Staff who work alone
  • Employing young workers
  • And many, many more ...