As an employer, it’s your responsibility to follow a number of legal guidelines when it comes to running your business, and some of the most important of these relate to your role as a job provider. Whether you’re employing a staff of hundreds, or only a select few, it’s necessary that both your rights and theirs are protected so that if an issue arises there are clear guidelines in place. The best option you have as an employer to prevent problems like this happening, is to outline exactly what is and is not expected of a member of staff, and to be precise in the language of those expectations. To this end, our team of employment law solicitors and have extensive experience with many types of legal contracts, and employment contracts in particular are ones we have a great amount of expertise on. If a problem has arisen with your employment contracts, we are ready to advise on a number of issues.
Contracts of Employment
The most basic of agreements between an employee and employer begin with the work contract. Depending on the position and the company, these contracts can become quite complex, but it is for the benefit of making arrangements clear.
In the case of an unfair dismissal suit, it is the responsibility of the employer to prove that the dismissal was not unfair. For this reason, it is crucial to have precise disciplinary and dismal policies in place, and that your employees are aware of them.
If it is the case that a certain position is no longer viable for a company to maintain, they are entitled to make that position redundant. There is a particular set of criteria to follow in order to terminate an employee contract and it must be proven beyond a doubt that the position is indeed obsolete.
Equality, Termination, Harassment
Though the basic rights of an employee should be made clear in the contracts and company policies, sometimes there can be cases of bullying, sexual harassment, and other forms of unfair treatment brought against an employer. Whatever the legal circumstance, our team of employment solicitors are ready to listen to your story and get things sorted out.