Policy Updates

Scotland - Human Resources - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 22/09/2020 08:13

Harassment Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: SPE01

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

Document Modified Date: 11/09/2020 13:38

Sickness Absence Policy and Procedure

COVID-19 Hub Human Resources COVID-19 Region: | Reference: SPA07

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. Includes a further reading reference to the Government website re travel corridors. It will inform staff and management on the process around sickness absence.

Document Modified Date: 11/09/2020 12:57

Annual Holiday Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: SPA02

This policy will help staff and management to understand the annual holidays they are entitled to and the process around requesting leave. The policy has been updated to include reference to returning back from foreign travel and Coronavirus, ensuring employees are aware that this quarantine period will be unpaid and staff will not be entitled to statutory sick pay (Section 5.11). References have also been reviewed and updated.

Document Modified Date: 10/09/2020 17:06

Anti-Bribery Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: SAB18

This policy will inform staff on the anti-bribery facts and the stance {Client_Name_Official} takes on such an issue. It will guide staff on the process to follow and issues to consider.

Document Modified Date: 27/08/2020 10:48

References Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Recruitment, Induction and Training Region: | Reference: SPR23

All businesses will have staff turnover and will receive reference requests. It is important that reference requests are dealt with consistently and fairly, and that only the approved employees are able to provide them to ensure that no liability for discrimination is incurred if a reference request is dealt with inappropriately. Given the sector, employers are also required to ensure that all individuals are of good character. The policy has been reviewed and amendments made to the purpose, policy, procedure, and a new form is included.

Document Modified Date: 03/08/2020 12:40

Notice Periods Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: SPC10

Turnover of staff is expected and the business should ensure that it has in place a clear way of dealing with the circumstances when notice is received or given both from a care perspective but also from a commercial perspective.

Document Modified Date: 30/07/2020 11:52

Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality and Human Rights Region: | Reference: SPE05

This policy details the framework in place for anti-bullying. It has been reviewed with changes to the Procedure section only which has been updated to state that the employee will be informed of the outcome of the complaint after the investigation. There is also a new paragraph that states that the complaint will be held on the employee’s and the aggressor’s personnel file. References have been updated.

Document Modified Date: 29/07/2020 14:23

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Procedure

Care Management Rights & Abuse Region: | Reference: SPE07

This policy has been revised to include the reporting procedures required when concerns about modern slavery or human trafficking are raised. This policy references updated statutory guidance. Additional information has been included on the risk of modern slavery during COVID-19. Guidance on writing a Modern Slavery Statement has been added to the ‘Forms’ section of the document with a template to support the development of a statement. Indicators of modern slavery and human trafficking have been added to forms. This policy was previously entitled Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Procedure and was located under the Human Resources category.

Document Modified Date: 21/07/2020 13:20

Statutory Time Off Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: SPA08

This policy outlines statutory time off entitlements for employees at the service. It has been reviewed and minor changes made to the scope, purpose, objectives, procedure and key facts sections. A selection of new forms have also been added and references have been updated to ensure they remain current.

Document Modified Date: 20/07/2020 17:47

Stress and Mental Health in the Workplace Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: SPM02

This policy will help people support individuals who experience stress. It can impact on all individuals but it is important to note when normal every day stress becomes an issue. Staff need to be aware of this and know how to identify it. Please note the name of this policy has changed from ‘Management of Stress Policy and Procedure’, to
‘Stress and Mental Health in the Workplace Policy and Procedure’. The policy has been reviewed and updated to include reference to mental health and mental wellbeing, and the Definitions and Further Reading have been reviewed and updated.

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