Jargon Buster – H

Word
Meaning

HACCP

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points assessment.

Harassment

Harassment is when someone behaves in a way which offends you or makes you feel distressed or intimidated. This could be abusive comments or jokes, graffiti or insulting gestures. Harassment is a form of discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. If you’ve experienced this kind of behaviour you may be able to do something about it.

Hazard

Anything that may cause harm

HMRC

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customers - responsible for the collection of taxes, the payment of state support.

Homeworking

Home working can cover various scenarios: Occasional working, part and part which is working from home and office based, working entirely at home apart from meetings.

HR

Human Resources.

Having difficult conversations

When a discussion is taken and has a subject that can be about a challenging subject.

HIV at work

A virus that damages a person’s immune system, an employee does not have to reveal their status of it to other employees

Holiday Entitlement

The allowance of an employee’s annual leave

Holiday Leave

Paid time for an employee to have off and do as they wish

Holidays

A time where a person has off for leisure, usually spent in abroad

Homeworking

The act of working at a home instead of a workplace

Hot Weather

Warm and sunny temperatures

HR for Beginners

An introduction to a HR department for a new beginner

The Human Rights Act

UK Law that lets a person defend their rights as a human being

Health and Safety at the Workplace

A set of rules to follow to ensure everyone is safe in a work environment