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Manager problems: in their own words

You know it so well: every day in business brings new challenges. And to survive, you have to overcome them. After all, your company is your calling. So every decision counts. You solve problems. You make big decisions. And you make them in a split second. Because results matter. Always. But what about when you can’t fix a problem like managing difficult staff? The best employers... Read More

Sick pay, expired visa, and sickness absence

If my employee’s visa runs out, can I dismiss him?

It’s against the law to employ someone who doesn’t have the right to work in the UK. So if the UK Border Agency doesn’t renew your employee’s visa, you have to dismiss him. If you don’t, you could face criminal charges. However, you still need to follow the correct procedures to make sure a tribunal doesn’t class t... Read More

Disciplinary process, theft, and employee who had stroke

My employee is back at work after a stroke. I’ve told him to take it easy but he’s ignoring me. What can I do?

Your employee probably wants to put his illness behind him and get back to ‘normal’. While this is understandable, if he hasn’t fully recovered yet he might be putting himself, his colleagues and your customers at risk. And if he does cause an accident, yo... Read More