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Majority of firms 'yet to announce Olympics leave plans'

Majority of firms 'yet to announce Olympics leave plans'

The majority of companies across the UK are yet to formalise their employment policies regarding staff leave during the London 2012 Olympics, new research has shown.

According to a study released today (April 18th) by Badenoch & Clark, 60 per cent of all managers have not made an announcement to their workers about how holidays will work while the games go on.

The event - which gets underway on July 27th and closes on August 12th - is now just 100 days away but, if the findings of this survey are anything to go by, most organisations are leaving it late to create their plans.

Thousands of people have purchased tickets for the games and employers could be putting themselves in danger of a contractual dispute unless they act quickly.

Nicola Linkleter, managing director at Badenoch & Clark, said bosses must "seriously start considering" this issue to make sure their organisation does not suffer from staff shortages.

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Posted by Francesca Witney