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Keep business on track

After last months violent storms cost the economy £4billion in lost working hours, travel chaos and rising energy bills, businesses need to make sure they have plans in place to minimise further disruption.
Sarah Naylor, associate solicitor at Atherton Godfrey, said: “It’s surprising how many employers don’t have plans and policies in place to ensure business operations continue during periods of bad weather.”
It is essential that businesses have a contingency plan in place to make sure they can operate with skeletal staff and have robust policies in place to ensure a consistent approach to those who are unable to get into work.
Sarah added: “Be flexibile and fair. Even if business suffers as a result of the bad weather, you should ensure your policies are applied consistently to avoid bad morale and complaints to the Employment Tribunals. With careful planning and consultation, you can at least make the best of a bad situation.”
Employers wanting advice and guidance on appropriate polices can contact Sarah on 01302 320621.
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