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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.


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.

Early Conciliation

A settlement without the dispute of having to court.

E Cigarettes in the workplace

It is up to the employer’s policy if they wish to ban the use of E-cigarettes in the workplace, or to treat them the same as a normal cigarettes.

Employee communications and consultation

 A discussion between an employee and employer, usually about helping employees reach targets and develop their skills, to help a business improve.

Employee Turnover

When a number of employees leave a business and are replaced by new employees thus creating a percentage of new employees.

Employee rights during IVF treatment

The rights that an employee who is receiving IVF treatment is entitled to.

Employing people

An employer who hires a person to join a business.

Employing younger works

Helping a young generation into the working environment.

Employment Law update 2017

A law that protects employers and employees and that a business needs to follow.

Employment Status

The title of a person’s employment

Employment tribunals

Where a representative hears many issues and disputes between employers and employees.

Equal pay

Where all employees are given the same wage regardless of gender

Equality Act 2010

A legal act that protects all business staff members from any discrimination in the workplace

Exam Results

The outcome of a formal test that a person has took.

Employment Guide

A guide which helps give advice to employers