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The launch of our new service offering a helping hand with an essential HR requirement

Published 04 October 2022

As an employer protecting yourself from the threat of costly legal action can start with what seems like a basic step, for which the best expert assistance is now available.

When things go wrong, as will inevitably happen from time to time, ensuring your business is properly covered in such a situation is vital.

We have seen numerous cases in which an employee has been awarded tens of thousands of pounds for unfair dismissal following a failure by the employer to conduct a fair disciplinary process [1 cited 4.10.22]

There have been cases in which employees have been injured and awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds following accidents at work [2 cited 4.10.22]

And also successful claims in which workers received compensation totalling millions of pounds as a result of suffering discrimination at work [3 cited 4.10.22]

Being in the best position to prevent such claims, or being able to defend your business against them, starts with good HR documentation. It is fundamental for employers of all sizes, and in all sectors.

It gives an organisation credibility, shows legal compliance and a commitment to ensure all staff will be treated fairly and correctly.

There are many difficult steps, challenges and requirements in the effective and positive running of any enterprise in the current climate.

In doing so, ensuring effective policies, procedures and necessary legal documents are in place may not always be given the meticulous attention to detail merited.

Producing HR documentation can be overwhelming and a minefield for employers and managers.

It is why we have launched a new essential service to provide invaluable support for employers.

We can now offer you access to a comprehensive online document bank where you can download HR documents and employment contracts.

We will provide you with all of the necessary documents you need and require.

Produced by our employment law experts you can be assured all documentation is up to date, factually correct, constantly reviewed and compliant with all legislation.

It is a crucial service that can help to ensure your business does not make easily avoidable errors, which could have serious and expensive ramifications.

You need good HR documents to convey, and record information from the beginning to the end of the employment relationship between you and your employees.

It also helps you to clearly define rules and expectations and minimise risk, with documents that are designed to protect all aspects of your business.

The documentation we provide, which is produced in accordance with UK Law, can help to safeguard your business against legal claims and complaints.

Some of the key documents all employers need, include a written statement of employment particulars. An employer must give employees and workers the document stating the main conditions of employment when they start work [4 cited 4.10.22]

You must also have a written health and safety policy and it should be written down if you have more than five employees [5 cited 4.10.22].

We advise all employers to have both a disciplinary and grievance policy in writing along with policies that cover equality and diversity, equal opportunities, absence and illness and performance.

It is currently an uncertain climate for many businesses and you may need to review and restructure your operation at some stage.

If you need to make changes to any terms and conditions of employment you will need to follow the correct process and provide the right documentation.

Creating the correct HR documentation takes time, knowledge and effort and it can be incredibly consuming.

We can now take responsibility for overseeing the task of providing relevant documents, which are factual and appropriate.

As an employer your primary interest is usually your bottom line, so producing HR documentation may not be near the top of your list of priorities. You would be wrong to overlook the task…but right to contact us for expert help with it.

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For employment law advice or if you are affected or want information and support by any of the issues in this article please give us a call. 

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