Contracts of Employment (page 6) 

  1. DEPENDENT LEAVE (COMPASSIONATE LEAVE)

You have the right to unpaid time off work to deal with emergencies involving a ‘dependant’; a husband, wife, child or parent, or anyone living in your household as a member of the family.

This leave is unpaid, although the company may, at its absolute discretion, continue to pay you.

  1. TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT

The company reserves the right to pay you in lieu of notice. You are required to give the company one week notice of termination of your employment after one month service.

You are entitled to:

One week notice after one month service

Two weeks notice after two years service

Thereafter one week for each additional year’s service up to a maximum of twelve weeks for twelve years service or more.

  1. SICKNESS OR INJURY

If you are unable to work through sickness of injury you must advise the company as soon as possible by telephone on the first day of absence. This should be followed by a Self Certificate S.C.1

Where an absence exceeds seven days a certificate signed by a medical practitioner must be sent to the company stating the reason for the absence and thereafter you should provide a like certificate each week to cover any subsequent period of absence.

Provided that you comply with the company’s rules relating to absence through sickness or injury or other incapacity form time to time in force, you will receive any statutory sick pay for which you may be entitled. Any other payment made to you will be at the absolute discretion of the company.

  1. ABSENCE FROM WORK

If for any reason you cannot come to work, you should telephone us as soon as possible, preferably before [enter time]am should you work morning or afternoon and by [enter time] pm if you work evenings.

  1. RETIREMENT AGE

The age at which you retire is at your absolute discretion.

  1. STAKEHOLDER PENSION

You may have access to a stakeholder pension scheme, details of which can be obtained from the company subject always to the scheme’s trust deed and rules from time to time in force.

Contribution rates may only be amended annually from April 6th.

  1. DISCIPLINARY, GRIEVANCE AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES

The disciplinary, grievance and dismissal procedures which apply to you are set out in the attached document. These procedures do not form part of your Contract of employment.

  1. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY AND DISCRIMINATION

You must not discriminate either directly or indirectly against another employee or potential employee or customer or director of the company or any other person who enters your place of work on the grounds of gender, disability, age, colour, race, religion, nationality, marital status or gender assignment or sexual orientation.

You agree to comply with the company’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

If you are subjected to discrimination or harassment of any kind, action will be taken

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