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Do Driving Offences Show on DBS? A Guide to Drink Driving & Other Convictions

If you need to do a background check for a job application, you might be concerned about which driving offences show on DBS checks. If you’ve had any sort of conviction, it’s understandable to be worried about what will show up during pre employment checks. Our guide looks at what will show up during criminal […]

Taking Time Off For Mental Health – Can You Call in Sick? Your Rights at Work

It can be a difficult to understand your workplace rights around taking time off for mental health. Your mental health is no different to any other type of illness, and it should be treated as such by your employer. Our guide will look at how to take time off for to support your mental health […]

Time off Work for the Dentist – Rights to Attend Dental Appointments

If you are suffering from the misery of toothache, or need a dental procedure such as a filling done, you might be struggling to get an out of work hours appointment.  Unfortunately, there’s no statutory right to time off work for the dentist. This might be surprising considering how debilitating dental pain can be, but […]

Time Off Work for Miscarriage – Workplace Rights UK

If you’ve suffered a pregnancy loss, it is an incredibly distressing time and you will need time to recover. Our guide looks at your rights to time off work for a miscarriage and sick pay entitlements. We’ll also outline the protections given by employment law relating to pregnancy. Telling Your Employer Many women will be […]

Fertility Leave – Time Off For IVF Treatment

Employees seeking fertility treatment face an often stressful and exhausting medical process. The ability to take fertility leave in order to have time off for IVF can help if it is available. But what rights do staff have during fertility treatment, and how should the medical appointments be treated? Understandably, many staff will be wary […]

What Happens if you are Sick on Annual Leave – Can you Claim Holiday Back?

It’s happened to all of us. A long awaited holiday ends up ruined because of illness. You’re left feeling there’s been no benefit from your break. But what happens if you are sick on annual leave? Can you claim the holiday period as sick leave so you can still take a well deserved break later? […]