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.

Changes at Weightmans as Senior Partner announces retirement

Dan Cutts will leave the firm at the end of April after almost twenty years

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It is crucial to ensure, whenever a more detailed reference is provided, that this is well thought out and a consistent approach is taken.

Claire Hollins Associate

Multiple allegations of misconduct: Tread carefully to avoid unfair dismissal

Disciplinary cases involving a number of separate allegations within the same disciplinary process are not unusual.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Final deadline just weeks away

Is your organisation ready to publish its gender pay gap data? As the final deadline creeps closer, Phil Allen reminds us of the requirements..

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

Public sector case law update

With numerous important judgements passed recently, we have summarised recent cases with links provided to the full judgments and our legal updates…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

GDPR Countdown Week 11: Data Protection Basics

With 11 weeks now to go until GDPR becomes law, this is our second short piece on the most important aspects of GDPR.

Mark Leach
Mark Leach Partner

GDPR Countdown

Follow our countdown to ensure you have it all covered in the run up to 25 May…

Unfair Dismissal on the expiry of a Fixed Term Contract

Will the decision not to renew a fixed-term contract necessarily be fair provided you have not acted in a discriminatory manner?

Ben Daniel
Ben Daniel Partner

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