Articles by Kelly Thomas:

Believable Sick Day Excuses – 11 Reasons to Call in Sick

We’ve all been there. The alarm goes off and you lie there thinking of a good excuse to call in sick to get out of work. You’re just not feeling it quite frankly. But what believable sick day excuses will get you off without the manager suspecting? Perhaps you’ve had a stressful few days at […]

Excuses to Work From Home – 15 Good Reasons to Stay Put

In recent years, an element of remote working has become an accepted part of many jobs. Most employees don’t need excuses to work from home. Many companies have hybrid working policies in place, or offer some roles in a fully remote capacity. However, if your workplace is inflexible or you are looking to negotiate a […]

What Happens if You Call in Sick During a Notice Period?

Calling in sick during a notice period can be far from ideal. For some, it’s a tactic used to avoid working notice. Others will genuinely be unwell and wondering what will happen if they call in sick during their notice period. You have the right to take sick leave during your notice, and your entitlement […]

How Many Days Can You Self Certify in 2023? Taking Time Off Work Without a Sick Note

When you’re off sick you don’t always need to provide proof of illness. This is called self certification. But how many days can you self certify before you need a sick note? You can self certify your absence if you’re going to be off for 7 days or less. If you want to understand the […]

Second Job Tax, How Much Do You Pay & Can Your Employer Object?

Getting a second job is something many employees want to do in order to enhance their income. But second job tax, how much you’d pay from your extra job, and potential objections from your employer may be a concern. Our guide looks at some of the practical aspects of getting a second job. We’ll help […]

How to be Successful at a Disciplinary Hearing – Tips for Employees

Facing a disciplinary hearing is a stressful and uncertain situation. If you want to beat the allegations against you and offer an effective defence, it is vital to prepare thoroughly and understand your employment rights. A calm, considered, and well prepared approach will help you have the best chance of a successful outcome. Our guide […]

BS EN 166 UK & Other Key Safety Glasses Standards

If you need to purchase safety glasses for your own business or as part of your role, it’s vital to understand BS EN 166 and other safety glasses standards. To make the right purchase, you need to understand how British Safety Standards and other ratings should be used in combination with workplace risk assessments to […]

Safety Sunglasses – Best Outdoor Glasses With UV Protection

Harmful UV exposure for those working outdoors is a real risk to eye health, even in the UK. But what are the right safety sunglasses to buy for your work environment? In many cases, they will need to be matched with your workplace risk assessment to protect you from any identified hazards. Sunglass Safety Standards […]

Can You Wear Safety Glasses Over Prescription Glasses? Eye Goggle Safety Guide

Wearing safety glasses is vital in many work environments. But what if you’re also a spectacle wearer, can you wear safety glasses over your prescription glasses? For many who rely on prescription spectacles, finding a solution can be a challenge. We’ll look at how those requiring prescription lenses can wear safety glasses, and what the […]