We know that employment law is one of the worst minefields that your business has to deal with. It is subject to continuous updates from the British Government and the European Union. Employment Tribunal claims have increased dramatically over the last 20 years. More and more employees seek legal advice in respect of their employment rights and unfortunately many of these claims are based more on procedural matters or omissions from Staff Handbooks and Contracts of Employment.
The average tribunal award is £ 9,000. Tribunal awards can make a huge difference to a business' bottom line. Profitability and planning is affected and in some cases even the survival of your business may be at risk.
As if the financial costs were not enough you also have to dedicate a huge amount of time and effort in dealing with the paperwork and the potential arbitration or tribunal hearing. For already overworked managers this can be as big a problem as the financial costs.
With the benefit of more than 25 years experience in providing employment advice our team aim to take the stress out of the situation.
We can also provide assistance at the beginning of a dispute including attending and managing a disciplinary process. A properly managed disciplinary process can cut down drastically on the risk of future tribunal claims and make a major contribution to the firm’s viability.
We are also happy to discuss individual packages tailored to your company and your requirements. This can include anything from one off advice to a full retainer service and we will be happy to discuss a fee structure suitable for the size of your particular firm.
We can advise you on:
- Wrongful dismissal claims
- Disciplinary action
- Unfair dismissal claims
- Harassment claims
- Wrongful deduction of wages claims
- Fixed price quotes, where appropriate
- Free initial consultation
- E-mail and telephone contact
- Out of hours appointments
As part of our service we know that the best way to deal with these problems is to make sure they do not arise in the first place. For that reason we provide a Health Check Service in which we will review all of your Contracts, Staff Handbooks and Office Manual. If necessary, we can draft these for you and provide advice or guidance on redrafting and amending Terms & Conditions for your employees where appropriate.