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.

Doctors who are subject to a GMC interim suspension should continue to be paid

The Court of Appeal has held that an NHS Trust was not entitled to withhold salary from a doctor.

Ian Pace
Ian Pace Associate
Redundancy pay (and other statutory limits) to rise again

It has been confirmed that statutory redundancy pay will rise from April 2019.

Ben Daniel
Ben Daniel Partner

Unconscious bias: A hidden risk?

If discrimination persists, it follows that there may be subtler forces, or unconscious biases, at work.

Paul McFarlane
Paul McFarlane Partner

TUPE: The duty to inform and consult

This article looks at employers’ duties once the decision has been taken to pass any or all of the business to a new owner.

Lee Rogers
Lee Rogers Associate

Equal pay update: Can employees compare their pay to colleagues in another business area?

Asda has suffered a further blow in its defence of equal pay claims brought by claimants who work in supermarket stores.

Jawaid Rehman
Jawaid Rehman Partner

FAQ: April 2019 payslip changes; what do I need to know?

With effect from 6 April 2019, some important changes to payslip rules come into force.

Mandy Higgins
Mandy Higgins Partner

Can a claimant insist that an employment tribunal Judgment is removed from the online public record?

The recent case of Ameyaw v Price Waterhouse Coopers Services Ltd has served as a useful reminder that the tribunal can only exclude a judgment from…

Mandy Higgins
Mandy Higgins Partner

An employers guide to GDPR

What has GDPR meant for employers? We offer guidance for employers on the key issues.

Ross Hutchison Associate

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