You should know if you have a Reservist on your staff. Not only are Reservists encouraged to talk to their employer about it, you should be informed through the Ministry of Defence’s “Employer Notification” system if you employ a Reservist or if an existing employee joins the Reserve Forces (except in Northern Ireland where this does not apply).
Reservists are highly motivated, well trained and disciplined individuals who can bring a wealth of experience to the workplace. If you have a Reservist employee on your staff, ask them what skills their training has given them so you can capitalise on them.
Contracts of employment
It may even be a condition of a Reservist's civilian employment that they tell you if they have a second or part-time job (which is how Reserve Forces membership may be viewed). In such cases, Reservists must tell you or they may be breaking the terms of their contract of employment. See your rights and responsibilities for more details about the legal aspects of employing a Reservist.
All the help you need
If you’d like to know more, your Regional SaBRE Campaign Director will be able to help. SaBRE also provides a dedicated helpline and email enquiry service. See how SaBRE can help you.