Practical guidance on dealing with the situation when an employee fails to attend a meeting under a disciplinary process, including the Acas code of practice; non-attendance due to sickness absence; unavailability of the companion; and rearranging the meeting.
Practical guidance on ensuring acceptable behaviour at office parties and other work-related social events, such as the Christmas party, including vicarious liability and reasonable steps to prevent harassment by colleagues and third parties.
Practical guidance on how to deal with a worker's right to be accompanied at a disciplinary or grievance hearing, including the choice of companion; union representatives; and requests for legal representation.
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