Effective management of your staff can really make the difference between a successful and a mediocre business. So it is vital to have the right management structures and procedures in place. It is also vital those procedures have supporting disciplinary elements, although we would all prefer not to use them.
We can help you establish and manage your procedures to ensure that you comply with the law. With robust procedures you can still ensure employees work within the right framework, and if this breaks down, disciplinary processes will deliver the right result.
We advise on all areas that may be of concern, including disciplinary and dismissal procedures, grievance procedures, pay and bonuses, working hours, breaks and holidays, sickness absence, maternity, paternity and parental leave and discrimination at work (including your obligations to make reasonable adjustments). Our objective is to minimise the disruption to your business and reduce the risk of an Employment Tribunal claim.
Even if a claim cannot be prevented, appropriate policies and procedures with supporting defence help you to defend such claims and their associated financial penalties.