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  • Term that is often linked to discrimination claims.

    Harassment can be claimed if it can be shown that certain actions violate the person’s dignity, or create an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them.

  • An area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goal of all occupational health and safety programmes is to foster a safe work environment.

    In the UK employees are given protection under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

  • Employment tribunal hearings are less formal than a court hearing, however, the decisions made there are legally binding and must be followed.

  • This is sometimes charged by a mortgagee where a borrower borrows more than a certain percentage of the value of a property to insure the mortgagee only against loss arising if the property is sold by them due to the borrower’s failure to pay the mortgage.

  • A general term used to apply to abuse which has happened a considerable time ago, but still within the person’s own lifetime.

  • Most workers have the right to take a minimum amount of paid holiday. This is called statutory holiday.

    The rules about statutory holiday apply regardless of how long an employee has worked and regardless of their age.

    All employees’ are entitled to take 5.6 weeks’ pro rate paid holiday a year.

    A contract of employment may give additional rights to paid holiday, called contractual holiday, but it cannot give less.

  • Human Resources (HR) is often the name of the function within an organisation charged with the overall responsibility for implementing strategies and policies relating to the management of individuals.