To give a gift or not?
As an employer do you give gifts to your employees particularly around Christmas? Beware you are not repaid with an Employment Tribunal landing on your desk!
Timely advice from Joy Arkley of the HR Dept West Wales:-
Giving gifts is of course a time honoured Christmas tradition. Employers’ providing gifts or a bonus at Christmas to staff and customers is a generous act, but they are not always received in the same spirit and are sometimes repaid with an Employment Tribunal landing on your desk in the New Year.
Secret Santa, the Christmas party and Christmas gifts are all fraught with potential claims!
This is not us being ‘bah humbug’ as we love Christmas, so not for one minute are we suggesting you cancel any of these, however
do give a little thought to the Equality Act and the equal and fair treatment of all staff when planning.The HR Dept is here to help with some suggestions to avoid problems.
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HR Dept West Wales says it would be lovely to have a quiet New Year with no Christmas related tribunals. If you have any doubts about gifts and events, do ring us first.
The HR Dept West Wales specialises in advising small and medium businesses on all employment issues. For more information on how The HR Dept West Wales can help you call now on 01239 639 128
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