World Cup fever has taken over the nation as teams prepare for the big kick off in South Africa. But what should employers being doing to prepare for the World Cup tournament, and what are the key HR and workplace issues they need to be aware of?
This page collates all content from Personnel Today, XpertHR and beyond, relevant to the 2010 World Cup and how employers are coping with football fever.
|Key World Cup dates for England|
|12 June||England v USA|
|18 June||England v Algeria|
|23 June||England v Slovenia|
|26/27 June||Second stage|
|2/3 July||Quarter Final|
|6/7 July||Semi Final|
Latest World Cup news
World Cup frequently asked questions
- How should employers deal with employees who spend work time following the World Cup online?
- How should employers deal with employees who turn up for work drunk or hung-over?
- What action can employers take to discourage absenteeism during the tournament?
- Can an employer dismiss an employee because of a criminal conviction for football hooliganism?
- How should employers deal with employees who are late for work due to watching a World Cup match?
- How should employers deal with requests for time off to watch key matches during the World Cup?
- What should an employer do if it suspects that an employee’s reported sickness absence is not genuine?
- How can employers avoid allegations of unfair and/or discriminatory treatment when allowing employees to take time off to watch football?
- How can employers prevent employees spending too much time at work discussing the World Cup?
Discussions about the World Cup from HR Space
Additional World Cup-related resources
|XpertHR’s head of content Jo Stubbs and group editor David Shepherd discuss the impact of the World Cup on the workplace. And Pinsent Masons employment lawyer Jenny Wilson warns employers not to ignore requests from staff to watch tennis in preference to football and not to ignore requests to watch matches that don’t feature England.|
XpertHR has all the resources employers need on the legal and good practice issues involved in managing organisations during the World Cup. These include (subscription required):
Advice for employers (PDF)