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.

Businesses urged to mind the gap on Equal Pay Day 2018

Businesses need to do more than ever to promote equal pay as the date of Equal Pay Day stalls for third year, according to lawyers at national law…

Jawaid Rehman
Jawaid Rehman Partner
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IR35 – Signposted changes for April 2020

One of the announcements in the recent Autumn Budget concerns the legislation commonly referred to as IR35.

Mark Leach
Mark Leach Partner

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Ethnicity pay gap reporting: the Government consults

The Government has published a consultation paper on introducing mandatory pay gap reporting on ethnicity grounds.

Paul McFarlane
Paul McFarlane Partner

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Supporting an employee struggling with their mental health: six simple steps

Louise Singh sets out six simple steps to identify and support an employee who may be suffering with mental health issues.

Louise Singh
Louise Singh Associate

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Ill health retirement: Will a flawed procedure always be discriminatory?

Internal processes sometimes go wrong. But does this mean that an employee will always succeed in a discrimination claim?

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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TUPE: Can we remove an employee allowance following a transfer?

If you have ever dealt with a TUPE transfer, you’ll be aware of the restrictions on making changes post-transfer.

Michael Ryley
Michael Ryley Partner

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How do I know if my employee has a disability? Reasonable adjustments, disability discrimination and the question of knowledge

There are complex questions involved in establishing whether an employee meets the legal definition of disability.

Lee Rogers
Lee Rogers Associate

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If refusing Bert & Ernie isn’t discrimination, what is?

The Supreme Court has decided that a bakery’s refusal to bake a cake with a slogan promoting gay marriage was not sexual orientation discrimination.

Phil Allen
Phil Allen Partner

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