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As a domestic/household employee you may face the possibility of being made redundant if your employer considers reducing staff levels or consolidating roles. So what are your rights if this were to actually happen?   The possibility has already been encountered by many people as new figures...

  As a domestic/household employee you can, of course, choose not go to work, however you can’t expect there not to be any repercussions. The first is that you can be dismissed as you would be in breach of your contract of employment. If you do not...

As an employer of domestic/household staff you may, in these difficult times, face upto the option of consolidating staff roles and redundancies   If so, you are not alone as Acas, the concilliation service, has seen a jump of 160% redundancy-related calls in recent months compared with...

If employees refuse to return to work, what are your rights? In “normal” times, an employee can of course be disciplined , or dismissed if they do not turn up for work as they are in breach of their contract of employment.   Section 44 of the Employment...

If you are considering annual pay increases for your domestic and household staff it is important to be aware of pay trends before entering into negotiations.   A recent survey * showed that rather than raising salary levels, almost a fifth of employers have already cut back...

Extremely clinically vulnerable employees who stayed at home to protect themselves from corona virus are now allowed to return to work. This came into effect at the beginning of August, however, many fear being made redundant or worry about  their safety when returning to their place...

As a domestic/household staff employer, the ability of staff to do their jobs is an issue you keep an eye on. In these coved-19 times, there is a strong possibility that depression and stress may well play a part in work performance. New research has show that...

If you, as an employer of domestic and household staff are asked by employees for a pay rise, then the results of a new major survey may help your negotiations. According to XpertHR which conducted the most recent pay awards survey,  pay awards are now at...