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Browse the employer handbook by topic, and download example policies and guidance.
Welcome to your Employer handbook – brought to you by the BMA as part of your valuable membership package. The handbook is written for members who employ staff directly.
This section introduces the key elements in the recruitment process, and the legal and business implications of that process.
This section introduces the key elements in the selection process, and the legal and business implications of that process.
Find out more about the induction process, including examples, putting new recruits through an induction process and data protection requirements.
Topics in this section include terms and conditions, the written contract, probationary periods, and retirement and age discrimination.
Includes information related to pay, annual leave, statutory sick pay, working hours and rest breaks, contracts inherited via TUPE, and salaried GPs.
All GMS practices have been obliged to offer a written contract of employment to new salaried GPs in line with the model salaried GP contract.
Best practice advice for dealing with disciplinary and grievance issues, including an example disciplinary policy and procedure.
What defines a grievance and how should these be dealt with when raised by an employee? Includes an example grievance policy and procedure.
General guidance on dealing with bullying and harassment, including handling complaints.
Topics include eligibility, dealing with a flexible working request, providing the decision, the right to appeal, and sex discrimination claims.
Read our guidance on handling sickness absence, including self-certification, long term absence and an example sickness absence policy.