A business is really only ever as good as the people it employs. Having comprehensive employment documentation is the first step to protecting your business and your staff.
Ensuring staff are clear about what is expected of them will reduce the risk of disputes and help you to defend any potential Employment Tribunal claims.
How we can help you:
We have developed contracts, job descriptions and policies that we will tailor for your business.
A properly drafted application form is crucial for selecting the best people to work for your business. You also have a duty not to discriminate against job applicants. We can guide you through the recruitment process and help you avoid the pitfalls.
Contracts and Job Descriptions
It is important that your contracts and job descriptions are designed to work together so that your business achieves the protection it needs and the flexibility/ commitment you require from your staff.
Policies and Procedures
As an absolute minimum you need to have grievance and disciplinary policies in place. However, to protect your business, there are additional policies that you should invest in to make sure you (and your staff) comply with your legal obligations. We offer single policies or a collection of policies in a staff handbook which can be adjusted to suit your business.
Why do I need a solicitor to help me?
A solicitor will help make sure your business is properly protected. An “off the shelf” contract or policy will not be suitable for your specific business.
To make sure your contracts contain all of the necessary and legally required information – there are financial penalties if they don’t.