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3. We believe that an employee was under the influence of alcohol during working hours however we were unable to prove this. What is the current position on breathalysing employees at work?

This is a common issue for employers particularly those in the transport and manufacturing ...

This is a common issue for employers particularly those in the transport ...

This is a common issue for employers p ...

2. We have an employee on long term sick leave – what level of contact can/should we have with that employee?

Sick leave is considered a protected period and generally an employer should not contact a ...

Sick leave is considered a protected period and generally an employer sho ...

Sick leave is considered a protected p ...

1. We have a multi-lingual workforce. Can we insist that all staff only speak English while at work?

Many workplaces are made up of several nationalities some of whom do not speak English as ...

Many workplaces are made up of several nationalities some of whom do not ...

Many workplaces are made up of several ...

4. Can covert surveillance be used as evidence when carrying out an investigation?

Covert surveillance often involves an employer monitoring an employee through the use of C ...

Covert surveillance often involves an employer monitoring an employee thr ...

Covert surveillance often involves an ...

3. Can employees use secret recordings of investigation meetings as evidence in a tribunal hearing?

An issue causing increasing concern for HR practitioners is the practice of employees reco ...

An issue causing increasing concern for HR practitioners is the practice ...

An issue causing increasing concern fo ...

2. During a workplace investigation, under what circumstances can you suspend an employee?

Up until relatively recently, an employer could generally suspend an employee with pay pen ...

Up until relatively recently, an employer could generally suspend an empl ...

Up until relatively recently, an emplo ...