employment law

What are my obligations in providing a reference to a former employee?

The fact is that there is no legal obligation on an employer to provide either a verbal or written reference for a departing or former employee. The only exception is in the financial industry where references are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. However if an employer agrees to provide a reference, whether it is …

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A member of my team is under-performing in their role. As the employer, what are my legal obligations in addressing this?

It is quite common for employers of all shapes and sizes to experience staff under-performing in their role. There could be a variety of reasons for this, ranging from a general lack of ability and apathy, personal issues affecting performance, unreasonable and unrealistic targets and work overload to a lack of training. Many larger employers …

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