Your rights at work

Bullying and harassment at work

Bullying and harassment at work

If you’ve ever suffered at the hands of a workplace bully then you will be all too aware of how devastating their actions can be. While workplace nastiness can be overt, it more often manifests itself in subtle ways, that can be hard to pin down and difficult to counter without sounding petty. Self-esteem and

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Zero Hours Contract

Zero Hours Contract

Zero hours contracts are work agreements between an employer and employee, where no minimum level of working hours is guaranteed and the worker does not have to accept any work that is offered to them. The majority of zero hours contracts offer staff ‘worker’ status. This means that they enjoy the same basic employment rights

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Should kids go to school if they are sick

Should kids go to school if they are sick

When I was as kid you only ever took time off school if you were really poorly. It was the days before vaccines were commonplace, a good excuse for a week off meant you had measles, or the like. A tummy ache or runny nose simply didn’t cut it. We did try it on of

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Balancing work and home life

Balancing work and home life

For many working parents, balancing work and home life can seem like finding the Holy Grail. It isn’t easy juggling a successful working life with a happy family home. On one hand, you want and need to earn money, have a role outside of the family and boost your self-esteem. On the other hand, you

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Dealing with disciplinary action against you at work

Dealing with disciplinary action against you at work

There are many reasons why an employer may start disciplinary action against an employee, including the quality of work produced, absence or conduct. If you’re facing disciplinary action at work then we’ve pulled together some points that may help you through it. What is disciplinary action? Disciplinary action can take many forms but usually consists

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Grandparents and childcare

Grandparents and childcare

Time-pressed and cash-strapped parents are increasingly looking to the Grandparents as a potential source of free childcare. Recent statistics suggest, as many as 1 in 4 working families depend on it in some form or another. On the face of it, Grandparents are the perfect option, the child knows them, and the parents trust them,

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