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Employee Relations Written Guidance & Sample Documents

It is essential that employers have access to reliable information on employment issues and employment law. Therefore, the ECA want to make it as easy as possible for Members to access this information and be guided through the ‘minefield’ of employment law.

The ECA’s Employee Relations team have produced detailed employment guidance on aspects of managing employee relations, including: disciplinary procedures, managing grievance, dismissal warnings, managing redundancy, equality and more.

Our guides will help you with day-to-day employment issues that arise with some regularity.  Whilst our guidance is based on the requirements of the law, it avoids legal jargon and is set out in a format that is easy to understand and implement. Where appropriate, our guidance also includes sample letters and policies that employers can download and use. 

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Guidance on the prevention of Illegal Working in the Construction Industry - Jan 2019

(PDF, 848 kB)

The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, requires that all employers conduct basic document checks on every person that they intend to employ. By undertaking the document checks, employers can be reassured that they are complying with their legal obligations and doing everything possible to employ only people who are allowed to work in the UK. ECA is here to help employers navigate the procedures they need to follow in these circumstances.

Published 05 Feb 2019Last reviewed 05 Feb 2019

Adverse Weather Conditions Guidance

(PDF, 152 kB)
Published 01 Mar 2018Last reviewed 01 Mar 2018

ECA Guidance on RPE

(PDF, 133 kB)

This guidance document outlines the importance of being clean shaven when using tight-fitting RPE (Respiratory Protective Equipment).

Published 06 Dec 2016Last reviewed 06 Dec 2016

Guide to living without the default retirement age

(PDF, 343 kB)Download

Guide to Shared Parental Leave

(PDF, 377 kB)Download

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