If you want a 'one-stop shop' for your staff, you should consider having a Handbook. This template contains policies on absence, discipline, grievance as well as family friendly policies such as maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and flexible working.
Sometimes, employees fail to meet the standards you require – this policy will help you handle these sensitive situations carefully to assist the employee to make the necessary improvements or where all else has failed, to manage their exit from the business.
Bullying can be unlawful, if it is related to one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.This policy guides you through what constituates bullying or harassment and how to handle it fairly.
There are many reasons an employee may not be able to attend work, other than sickness. This policy attempts to cover these circumstances and how to manage them, in accordance with statutory provisions. Includes jury service, bereavement and emergency leave.
How to handle whistleblowing – employees are obligated to report any wrongdoing they witness at work if they believe it to be in the public's interest. They must not be treated unfairly by having come forward.