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Custom and Practice Meaning & Examples in the UK Workplace

Rules in the workplace are not only driven by formal written policies. In most workplaces there are established patterns of behaviour, or unwritten rules, that influence employee behaviour and expectations. This type of undocumented standard is referred to as “custom and practice”. In some situations, unwritten rules can become deeply ingrained in workplace culture. They […]

Can My Employer Take Money From My Wages For Mistakes?

If you’ve made a mistake at work, you might be under pressure to make the situation right. But can an employer take money from wages for mistakes without your consent? In this type of situation, it is vital to stay calm and know your rights. Some employers may feel entitled to recoup their loss. However, […]

Accused of Gross Misconduct at Work – What to Do & Your Rights

Being accused of gross misconduct is a very serious situation to navigate. This tends to involve serious indiscretions which will be considered a fundamental breach of your employment contract. In many cases, being found to have engaged in gross misconduct can lead to immediate dismissal. If you’re facing this type of accusation, it’s vital to […]

Being Accused of Taking Drugs at Work – How to Deal With it

Being accused of taking drugs at work is an anxiety inducing experience, particularly if the allegation is false. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, it’s important to remain calm and take the time to understand your rights. Most workplaces will have disciplinary policies, or a specific drug and alcohol policy. If you’ve been accused […]

Employee Theft in the Workplace – Best Practise & Legal Overview

Theft in the workplace can involve a number of scenarios. Stealing from work does not always involve stock or money. More intangible acts such as data and time being stolen can be just as financially harmful. Any situation where staff misuse company resources can be considered theft from the workplace. An investigation when a staff […]

Taking Holiday During Probation Period – Your Entitlement to Annual Leave

Due to start a new job and wondering if you can take holidays during your probation period? We look at your rights, and how holiday pay entitlement works. When you’re on a trial period at work, it’s natural to want to make the best possible impression. But does this mean no annual leave entitlement? Many […]

Does Drink Driving Show on a DBS & How Long Does the Conviction Stay on Record?

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