Employment contracts, policies and procedures

Legal services to help you establish a solid framework for your organisation and employees.

As an employer, setting out your stall clearly from the start is essential to manage potential issues with employees further down the line. Sound employment contracts, HR policies and procedures are intrinsic to workforce management – without these in place, it becomes more difficult to deal with issues of misconduct and poor performance when they arise.

Weightmans' specialist employment experts can take the hard work out of policy reviews, helping you to establish new policies and procedures and update and maintain those already in place, so that you and your managers are fully aware of your obligations and handle interactions on issues in the correct way.

We understand that making changes to policies can be difficult, particularly when there is uncertainty about what a contract actually covers. Over the years, larger and complex organisations may have made a number of changes to policies and procedures, resulting in confusion.

With our know how in creating robust policies and procedures and a wealth of experience representing clients through the employment tribunals and courts system, right up to the European Court of Justice, you can take advantage of our breadth of knowledge and practical insights to guide you through the process, focussing always upon the goal of practical solutions for your business.

Has your employee resigned? The problem of ambiguous notice

Usually it is clear when somebody intends to resign, but sometimes it can be uncertain...

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner
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Managing sickness absence: five top tips

The CIPD has published its annual Absence Management Survey report. The survey suggests that many line managers are ill-equipped to manage staff…

Mandy Higgins
Mandy Higgins Partner

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Handling grievances - 5 handy tips

It is important for an organisation to have an effective grievance procedure which allows staff to raise issues within the workplace in a way which…


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Dealing with complaints of sexual harassment – a 5 step approach

Sexual harassment has hit the headlines in recent months and research suggests that harassment is still prevalent in workplaces across the UK.

Louise Singh
Louise Singh Associate

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Ten top tips on dealing with flexible working requests

From 30 June 2014, the right to request flexible working request was extended to all employees providing they have 26 weeks continuous employment.

Claire Hollins Associate

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Changing workplace policies and procedures

Policy review exercises don’t often appear at the top of an HR professional’s list of favourite tasks, but HR policies and procedures are important.

Mark Leach
Mark Leach Partner

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Sleep-in workers not entitled to minimum wage when asleep, decides Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has held that care workers who sleep-in are not entitled to the national minimum wage (or national living wage) for the time…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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EAT backs employee’s right to appeal in right to work case

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently decided that a claimant who was dismissed after he failed to produce evidence of his right to work…

Elaine McIlroy - Glasgow employment lawyer
Elaine Mcllroy Partner

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