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Elevating Work Platforms

A mechanical device used to provide temporary access for people or equipment to inaccessible areas, usually at height.

Employee

A person who works under a contract of employment.

Employee Representation

HR systems in a company for considering employees' ideas and wishes, especially by having someone to represent employees at managers' meetings.

Employment Guide

Forum of Private Business Employment Guide is available to Members.

Employment Liability Insurance

Employers' liability insurance protects you against the cost of compensation claims arising from employee illness or injury, sustained as a result of their work for you. It is a legal requirement if your business employs one or more people, each day without the cover bringing fines of up to £2,500.

Employment Status

The main types of status are, Worker, Employee, Self-employed and Contractor, Director, Office holder.

Employment Tribunal

Employment tribunals make decisions about employment disputes. Nearly all legal cases about employment are heard in employment tribunals. This includes cases about things like unfair dismissal, redundancy and discrimination. There are also many other sorts of claim that can be brought.

Equality Act 2010

The act provides a framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all. It protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.

Equity Finance

Selling company stock to investors to raise money for the business.