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Wellbeing in the Workplace

Wellbeing - Stress and Mental Health at Work As recorded in the Health and Safety Annual Report 2014 there has been a 'gradual increase since 2011' in relation to stress-related illnesses in the workplace and the figure now stands at 51%.  It is clear that every job brings its own set of tasks, responsibilities and day-to-day problems, along with the pressures and demands that are placed ......

Smoking policies FAQs

What is the legal position? Since implementation of the Restriction on Smoking (Workplaces) (Jersey) Regulations, on 2nd January 2007, workplace smoking rooms are no longer be permitted.  Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed public places and enclosed shared workplaces.  How can employer offer to help employees who want to give up? Help can include: providing an information ......

Alcohol and Drugs Policy

Model Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy This model policy is intended to provide an example of good practice to employers and employees and is not intended to represent a statement of any legislation.  This policy supports the Employer's commitment to the health, safety and welfare of the Employees and its aim of ensuring that employees are assisted and supported at all times.  The Employe......

E-cigarettes & Vaping

Vaping - a modern day burning issue            The use of E-cigarette/vaping devices has become increasingly popular as the chosen way to give up smoking.  These personal vaporizers are battery operated and produce a vapour rather than smoke, therefore they fall outside of the smoke free legislation we have in place.  Some employers will have updated their smoking policy and included thes......

Misconduct and gross misconduct FAQs

What is misconduct? Conduct which initially requires disciplinary action other than dismissal (although if further misconduct takes place, it may lead to dismissal). Misconduct can include persistent lateness, unauthorised absence and failure to meet known work standards. The aim of disciplinary action should be to improve future conduct. It is necessary that employers follow a proper disc......

Health, work and wellbeing

Reference to the UK is made in the information given below, on occasions, simply to explain how various issues are dealt with elsewhere or to provide examples of good practice. Please click on www.gov.je for detailed information concerning legal responsibilities, guidance on legislation and health and safety policies. Alcohol in the workplace Smoking policies Producing a Health ......

Alcohol and the workplace FAQs

What is alcohol abuse? In an employmernt context it means that the consumption of alcohol by employees is adversely affecting their work performance and/or relationships at work. What are some of the features of alcohol abuse? frequent unauthorised leave frequent absences on Mondays and Fridays deterioration in personal appearance and personal hygiene lowering job efficiency ......

GDPR

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