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
- Sabbaticals ‒ 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.
- Working time and time away from work ‒ This section includes information on those employees wishing to travel to Ukraine and on types of leave.
- Race discrimination
- Foreign nationals - This section provides information for employers looking to employ Ukrainian nationals fleeing the crisis.
- How to implement an Employee Assistance Programme
- Manager guidance on introducing a third-party employee assistance programme
- Checklist ‒ The role of HR during the conflict in Ukraine
- Letter to offer support to employees affected by events in Ukraine
- Letter to invite to informal discussion to support those affected by events in Ukraine
- Letter to confirm workplace adjustments for those affected by events in Ukraine
- Letter to confirm time off to take part in military efforts due to events in Ukraine
- Letter of lay-off due to business impact of events in Ukraine
- Letter to avoid lay off due to events in Ukraine – Alternative options
- Letter to staff on lay-off due to events in Ukraine informing them of return to work
- Bereavement policy
- Sabbatical leave policy
Organisations impacted by Government sanctions
Some organisations in the UK have business links with Russian organisations, such as buying or supplying goods or materials. Where government sanctions have had an impact, there may be a downturn in work that can be provided to employees which employers will need to manage.