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Employment Support

A bank of resources on the website

The main hub of resources in this area can be found below, where we have a number of guides and template documents, including:

Terms of employment template
Employee Handbook template
Disciplinary guidance
Long term sickness guidance
Tribunal guidance
Appraisal guidance
Age Discrimination guidance

All our guidance and templates are created with the woodworking firm in mind, ensuring that we make it business-specific for your company.

If you are stuck with an employment problem or need just need a second opinion, then call the helpline and get expert advice from our in-house team, who also have access to a team of profesisonal lawyers for the more complex queries.

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Covid 19 – Authorisation to Work

An authorisation letter template for employers in the event of workers being stopped on journeys to and from sites anywhere in the UK during lock down periods.

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Flexible Furlough Agreement – Letter Template

For an employee to become a ‘flexible furlough’ worker, they must sign an Agreement, in which they are agreeing to be a flexible furlough worker.

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Guidance on Redundancy

This guide summarises six key points any business needs to consider before embarking upon a redundancy process.

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Letter Template – Short Time Working Hours

A COVID-19 related letter template that employers can use to communicate short-time working hours, following on from a discussion with employees.

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Letter Template – Changes to Working Hours

A COVID-19 related letter template that employers can use to formally follow-up a discussion about a change to working hours.

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Letter Template – Furlough Return To Work

A COVID-19 related letter template that employers can use to request that employees return to work after a period of furlough.

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Letter Template – Furloughed Worker – Variable Hours

Letter template for businesses to use after they have discussed and agreed furloughed worker status with an employee on a variable hours contract.

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Letter Template – Furloughed Worker – Full-Time

Letter template for businesses to use after they have discussed and agreed furloughed worker status with an employee on a full-time contract.

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Health & Wellbeing Guidance for Remote Workers

Guidance on how to protect the health and well-being of your colleagues working remotely from home.

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Social Media Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – The widespread availability and use of social networking applications bring opportunities to engage and communicate with audiences in new ways. Here you can find a template policy for social media use.

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Maternity, Paternity & Parental Leave Template Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – Guidance on how a business can manage maternity, paternity & parental leave.

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Equal Opportunities Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – A template policy to support equal opportunities in the workplace.

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Discrimination and Harassment Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – A template policy to assist in preventing discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

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Data Protection Act Consent Form Template

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – An example Consent Form that employers can use in respect of Employee Data.

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Employee Appraisal Techniques

UPDATED FOR APRIL 2017 – Guidance for members on employee appraisal techniques, including a model appraisal form.

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Statement of Main Terms of Employment 2017

UPDATED FOR APRIL 2017 – Model statement covering employment terms and conditions an employer is legally required to give its employees. Includes general advice on fixed term contracts, zero hour contracts and apprenticeship contracts.

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BWF Employee Handbook 2020

A model statement of the policies of the business and how the business is to be conducted, the employee handbook is one of the most important communication tools between a company and its employees.

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Redundancy Guidance 2017

UPDATED FOR APRIL 2017 – How best to handle redundancies in your business including advice on establishing an agreed procedure; selection criteria and assessment plus draft letters for adaptation.

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Discipline in Employment Guide

UPDATED FOR APRIL 2017 – How to take fair and prompt disciplinary action against an employee including how to conduct a disciplinary hearing plus sample letters on disciplinary matters.

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Smoke Free Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – Since 2006 (Scotland) and 2007 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) smoking is not allowed in any enclosed workplace, public building or on public transport in the UK. Here you can find simple guidance in complying with the legislation that prohibits smoking in premises and vehicles.

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Age Discrimination Advice

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against workers, employees, job seekers and trainees because of their age. Here BWF provides the latest advice for employers.

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Drugs and Alcohol at Work Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – This model policy and guidance outlines a company’s positive approach to healthcare as well as assisting with disciplinary procedures.

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Pre-employment Medical Questionnaire – Guidance Notes

Guidance notes to assist in the completion of pre-employment medical questionnaires and why they can be useful.

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Pre-employment Medical Questionnaire – model

The purpose of such a questionnaire is to assess a new employees medical fitness for employment in order to protect their own and others health and safety.
Assessing a person’s ability to carry out the duties of a job can be an important selection tool.’

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Handling Employment Tribunal Claims

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – This guide sets out how employment tribunal claims work. It also looks at alternative methods of resolving workplace disputes without the need for a tribunal hearing, in particular the ways ACAS can help.

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Mobile Phone Usage Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – Policy guidelines covering appropriate uses of personal and company mobile phones.

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Model Company Vehicle Policy

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – Some members of staff may require a vehicle to fulfil their duties. Here is our template guidance on developing a company vehicle policy.

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BWF Guide to handling ill health & long term sickness

NEW FOR APRIL 2017 – Advice on handling workplace ill health including long term sickness and persistent short term absences.

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