Employment Relations

Suspended from work for over a year

  Several years ago a middle manager at a college of further education told me she had been suspended from work for over a year. She was still on full pay, but completely barred from contacting colleagues because, it was alleged, she had failed to meet her performance targets. As a result, a disciplinary investigation… Continue reading Suspended from work for over a year

Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

Bringing well-being into the workplace

Well-being requires more than just fresh fruit. It should be embedded into your organisational culture... So morale is low, sick leave has increased, and there is a lack of trust between staff and the management team. As a relatively new CEO you have taken steps to secure future funding, but you can see this is… Continue reading Bringing well-being into the workplace

Employment Relations

Can I be sacked because of all the sick leave I am taking?

Last year, a somewhat worried friend asked me if she could be sacked because of all the sick leave she had been taking. The short answer to such a question is yes, possibly, but it depends very much on the circumstances and the approach taken by the employer. The friend - I'll call her Alice… Continue reading Can I be sacked because of all the sick leave I am taking?