As long as you have a good relationship with your staff then this is certainly something that should be tackled by line management.
I agree that is certainly one of the most difficult conversations though.
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 1:17pm BST
Sadly we are now in a sue culture society and the recent changes in the UK system makes it far to easy for employees to take a case to tribunal. I believe many claims are nothing more than simply extortion, often claims are settled before a company goes to court and it is deemed that a settlement has been agreed for financial benefits to both parties but again I feel this is to benefit the company from having to defend some of the ridiculous claims we are being faced with but also the embarrassment of a company standing before a court and being labelled as a bullying or sexually exploiting company etc. There are many genuine cases I am sure but even as a business we have been exposed to underhanded extortion in the past from a former employee and we are convinced that the former employee used this attempt to sue us to get herself out of heavy personal debt and it was seen as an easy route to a quick payout.