Policy Updates

GP - Human Resources

Document Modified Date: 18/09/2020 13:30

Harassment Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: GPP01

This policy governs the interactions between employees and when complaints from employees may amount to bullying or harassment. If there is a potential bullying or harassment complaint, this policy also sets out the process to follow in dealing with this complaint.This will be applicable across all employees and all sectors from top to bottom of an organisation. The implications for an employer for failure to protect staff adequately from bullying and harassment can be threefold: breach of the Equality Act, breach of the Protection from Harassment Act, and breach of Health and Safety legislation.

The policy has been amended to include specific reference to the Human Rights Act, in particular Article 8 where there is a crossover between this and the Equality Act. The procedure section has been updated to ensure clarity and a new definition of aggrieved employee has been inserted. The references have been updated and additional underpinning knowledge from the Equality and Human Rights

Document Modified Date: 17/09/2020 10:07

Equality and Diversity Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: GPE01

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

Document Modified Date: 11/09/2020 17:18

Lone Working Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: GPG11

This policy has been updated with further content added such as required PPE on visits. Changes made to 4.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 5.19 and other related policies have been highlighted. A new Lone Working Checklist has been added to the forms section and there is a lone worker risk assessment available in the QCS resources. References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 11/09/2020 10:38

Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Human Resources COVID-19 Region: | Reference: GPA07

Policy updated to include reference to returning back from foreign travel, ensuring that employees are aware that this quarantine period will be unpaid and staff will not be entitled to statutory sick pay. Changes made in 5.7, 5.8, 5.10, 5.11 and professional key facts. A further reading reference to the Government website about travel corridors has been added.

Document Modified Date: 11/09/2020 09:04

Annual Holiday Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: GPA02

Policy updated to include reference to returning back from foreign travel, ensuring employees are aware that this quarantine period will be unpaid and staff will not be entitled to statutory sick pay (5.11). References have been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 07/09/2020 16:11

Supervision Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: GPP08

This policy has been reviewed with no change to the content. References have been reviewed and updated and links to existing QCS policies have been added.

Document Modified Date: 07/09/2020 09:39

Staff Retention Policy and Procedure

Quality Assurance Human Resources Quality Assurance Region: | Reference: GQH06

This policy has been reviewed with no changes to the content. References have been reviewed and updated and a link to the Stakeholder Surveys Policy and Procedure has been added to the Further Reading section.

Document Modified Date: 02/09/2020 17:55

Working Time Regulations Policy and Procedure

Human Resources General Human Resources Region: | Reference: GPG12

Policy has been updated with legislation added referencing the Working Times (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. A new procedure has been included to confirm that employees are now entitled to carry 4 weeks’ paid leave into the following two annual leave years if prevented from taking holidays due to Coronavirus. A new form ‘Notice to take annual leave under Regulation 15(2) WTR 1998‘ and further references have been added.

Document Modified Date: 26/08/2020 18:05

References Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: GPR23

Policy has been reviewed and amendments made to the purpose, policy, procedure, and a new form is included.

Document Modified Date: 12/08/2020 16:00

DBS/Disclosure Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: GPR12

Policy reviewed with no significant changes and references checked and updated.

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