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In Brief: Employing Reservists

The Ministry of Justice has published a toolkit for employers containing guidance and support on all aspects of employing reservists. This includes:

  • details of rights and responsibilities, and financial assistance for employers and reservists;
  • guidance for line managers on how to manage reservists;
  • managing requests regarding time off for training; and
  • guidance and actions for when a reservist is mobilised, demobilised and returns to work.

As well as an employer handbook, the package of resources includes a template for developing a human resources policy for reservist employees and a sample call-out letter.

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.