Help for the employee and employer

There are several organisations that can help provide information on different aspects of the workplace, you may find the following helpful:

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)

Provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law. They support good relationships between employers and employees which underpin business success. They can help by providing conciliation to resolve workplace problems.

Business Disability Forum

They provide practical advice to help organisations recruit and retain disabled people and serve disabled customers. Publications guides cover every aspect of bringing organisations and disabled people together from recruitment and retention to reasonable adjustments and Disabled Employee Networks.

Business in the Community

Provides information and resources relating to mental health at work and wellbeing.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Topic pages on behavioural science, creativity and innovation, ethics, well-being, culture and the working environment.

Citizens Advice (CAB)

Provides information and advice on rights at work.

Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK offers a number of services which can help both employer and employee.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Equality and Human Rights Commission offer advice and guidance about the Human Rights Act and the Equality Act. They can also offer advice on good practice in the employment of disabled people.

Fit for work

Offer free, expert and impartial advice to anyone looking for help with issues around health and work.

Health and Safety Executive

Information on management standards, helping organisations comply with the law and tackle work related stress.

Mind – For better mental health

Provides information for employers to take care of their staff, with free resources to improve mental wellbeing and employee engagement, training courses and wellbeing booklet packs.

Mindful Employer

Developed, led and supported by employers, MINDFUL EMPLOYER® provides businesses and organisations with easier access to information and support for staff who experience stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions.

The Pensions Advisory Service

Offer free and impartial guidance to people with workplace and personal pensions.

Rethink mental illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a leading provider of mental health services in England. They provide support for people to gain and sustain employment using a person centred approach to ensure their job is the right one for them. They provide employer liaison and return to work, reasonable adjustments and mental health training.

Shaw Trust

A charity that provide joined-up services for government, local authorities, combined authorities, employers, stakeholders and individuals, working to reach one goal: to help transform the lives of one million young people and adults each year.

Time to Change Employer’s Pledge

Time to Change is a campaign run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness which changes public attitudes and perceptions towards mental health. By signing the pledge, employers demonstrate their commitment to changing how we think and act about mental health in the workplace and ensuring that employees who are facing problems feel supported.

The Government

There are many pages available on Gov.uk that will provide the employer and employee with the guidance they require, some that might be useful are:

Employing people

Advice on employing people; this covers contracts of employment and working hours, dismissing staff and redundancies, health and safety at work, payroll, pensions, recruitment and hiring, statutory leave and time off and trade unions and workers rights.

Disabilities

Advice on recruitment and disabled people, reasonable adjustments at work and Access to Work.

Employing disabled people and people with health conditions

This guidance provides a summary of information for employers to help increase their understanding of disability and enables them to recruit and support disabled people and those with long term health conditions in work.

Access to Work

Access to Work can also help assess whether the employees needs can be met through reasonable adjustments by you as the employer.

Sick Pay

To check how much sick pay employees are eligible for.

Equality Act 2010

Information and guidance on the Equality Act 2010, including age discrimination and public sector Equality Duty.

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