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Workplace Investigations: Keeping Them Fair!

Workplace investigations take many forms and may take place for many reasons.   It is important when confronted with an issue or a complaint that the employer quickly assesses the situation and decides whether a formal investigation is necessary or not. Not every complaint or incident requires a formal investigation.  It is, however, important to be aware that there are risks …

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Rights, Camera, Action!

  Closed-circuit television, or CCTV, is the use of video cameras to transmit video signals to a specific place, for example, an employer’s monitoring station.  It differs from normal television in that the video signal is not openly transmitted.  It is used extensively in environments such as banks and casinos as a means of monitoring the activities of customers, employees …

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The Pain of Letting Go : Collective Redundancy Policies

When a company decides on a collective redundancy programme, one of the most significant issues they need to consider is what redundancy policy to use. There have traditionally been three policies available to employers: 1.    FIFO or first in first out 2.    LIFO or last in first out 3.    Selection matrix FIFO is now considered an outdated practice, as it …