As with any business, it is very likely a charity is also an employer. Employment law is both a complex and ever changing area and one where it is important to ensure your charity complies with the relevant legislation.
Equally importantly if problems arise, these can have a real impact on the charity. For example if an employee is incorrectly treated, they may sue the charity for wrongful dismissal and receive a financial payment. It may also result in adverse publicity for their charity which can have a direct impact on fundraising and public confidence.
Our employment lawyers can provide the full range of legal advice:
• Employment contracts, policies and procedures
• Redundancies and business reorganisation
• TUPE transfers
• Disciplinary and grievance procedures
• Termination of employment
• Employment tribunal representation and costs
• Settlement agreements
• Discrimination and equal opportunities
• Enforcement of post-termination restrictions
• Maternity and family friendly law
• Performance management and capability
• Sickness absence
The most important element of our advice is to ensure your charity complies with all the legislation and treats all employees and trustees in a professional and appropriate way. We are here to guide and advise you to achieve this.