Legal Employment Law Advice For Businesses
Case Study 1
One member of staff had in excess of 50 absences during a one year period and the Employer wanted to take disciplinary action against them. We assisted with the disciplinary process, ensuring that the Employee did not have grounds to seek to make a claim of disability discrimination. Since the Employee’s attendance did not improve and once we were satisfied that they were not disabled (under the terms of the Equality Act 2010), we conducted a disciplinary process which culminated in the Employee’s dismissal.
Case Study 2
Assisting an employer with difficulties encountered from a member of staff who had arrived late for work on a number of occasions, the Employee claiming that they had ‘child care issues’. We assisted the Employer with responding to a flexible working request made by the Employee and aided the Employer to reach a compromise with the employee which worked for both parties.
You may already have a Human Resources department – or perhaps you don’t. You may be feel confident that staff issues are covered – most of the time. Alternatively, you might need expert legal advice on matters like employment policies or worrying about the correct approach to making an employee redundant. So if you’re spending an increasing amount of your valuable time dealing with workforce issues – particularly in light of changing legislation – when you could be more productive, you’ve come to the right place.
Lets face it, whether you have 1 member of staff or a large workforce, having a legal specialist on hand to advise on Human Resources matters gives you the peace of mind to develop your business’s best asset – your staff. Our expert employment law team can help you whether you tend to seek legal advice on an ad hoc basis, or need a retainer scheme, such as our HR Advice Service which is often cheaper and will offer greater value for money in the long term.
You’ll receive unlimited advice on standard employment law matters*, when you need it, direct from a specialist lawyer. This could include drafting (or reviewing) employment documentation, for example contracts of employment, employee handbooks, policies and procedures. It’s important to bear in mind that if you wish to vary a contract of employment, you need to have a contractual right to do so, otherwise you will need to go through a consultation period with your employees.
We would also advise on disciplinary and grievance matters, managing sickness or long term absence, workplace stress, restructuring the workforce and small scale redundancy, Whatever your Human Resources requirements, we will work with you to suit the needs of your business.
Our pricing structure, means you’ll never have to worry about hidden costs and what your package includes…and if your requirements change, just let us know and we’ll adapt the service to suit.
BRR Law offers employers a HR Advice Service that is designed to remove some of the worry associated with managing staff, even if you only employ one person. The Service can be obtained at an affordable monthly cost, from as little as £50 (or £1.64 per day!) plus VAT (20%) per month.