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.

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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Issuing a warning for 60 disability-related absences: could you justify it?

Managing the attendance of a disabled employee can be problematic if inadequate consideration is given to the impact of the disability on the…

Nick Newman
Nick Newman Associate

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Unfair dismissal update: when can we dismiss for misconduct?

Two recent decisions from the Employment Appeal Tribunal have tackled the issue of gross misconduct and considered whether summary dismissal on these…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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10 things to consider when writing a dismissal letter

Dismissing an employee is not a decision that most employers take lightly. Here, we look at some key considerations when drafting a dismissal letter.

Claire Hollins Associate

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Supreme Court plumber Judgment, reinforces rules on employment status case

The Supreme Court has delivered its Judgment in the important and long running case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith. This is the latest in a series of…

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

News
Changes at Weightmans as Senior Partner announces retirement

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


Insights
Writing references: do old disciplinary issues need investigating?

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

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