Employment issue question

If you’re not inspecting the vans on a daily basis and the drivers aren’t signing a vehicle defect sheet every day then you’re laying yourself wide open if they were to have a maintenance related accident.

If he has been filling in a damage/defect sheet and he’s not mentioned the damage then it’s presumably gross misconduct anyway, so no notice needed.

This is one of the reasons why you’re meant to give them a written statement of their employment particulars within 2 months of them starting. It protects the company as well as the employee.

Posted under Employment

Posted by Alec at 4:05 pm, May 9, 2008

1 Comment so far

  1. Alec added on  May 9th, 2008 at 16:57

    Sorry, my mind was somewhere else. He jacked it in and now he wants pay in lieu of notice?

    Unless you’ve got an agreement stating other terms then after a month the statutory period of notice is 1 week for EITHER PARTY to terminate the employment. That means he has to give you 1 week’s notice. If he doesn’t then he’s liable to you for any costs you incur because he’s not worked his notice. So if you suffered loss of profit or had to sub his work out then you’re entitled to claim from him anything above your normal costs for employing him to carry out the same work. He’s certainly not entitled to payment in lieu if it was him that resigned.

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