The current conflict in Ukraine has affected many people deeply. Many employees will need support, whether they are from Ukraine or not, have family or friends there, or where they are concerned about the people of Ukraine and the global impact the situation may have.
We have put together the below information and documentation for employers to use at this time.
News and other information
- Supporting staff affected by events in Ukraine
- Employment Law - Working time ‒ This section includes information on those employees wishing to travel to Ukraine and on types of leave.
- Employment Law - Equality
- How to implement an Employee Assistance Programme
- How to train managers to support employees with poor mental health
- Compassionate leave flowchart
- Sabbaticals and Time off work - Some employers may wish to offer employees a period of 'sabbatical' leave where they are wishing to travel to directly affected countries to offer military or humanitarian aid.
- Letter of condolence to an employee following the death of a family member
- The role of HR during the conflict in Ukraine checklist
- Managing workplace stress - Under this section there are a number of letters to offer support to employees affected by the events in Ukraine, including arranging a meeting to discuss, and confirming time off.
Organisations impacted by Government sanctions
Some organisations have business links with Russian organisations, such as buying or supplying goods or materials. Where various sanctions have had an impact, there may be a downturn in work that can be provided to employees which employers will need to manage.