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The law has a lot to say about employment and it’s not always straightforward. When it goes wrong it’s painful. Whether you are an Employer or an Employee we are here to help you get it right
The agreement between and employer and employee is an employment contract. Employment law requires basic terms to be in writing. It often helps to cover all the terms in this way. However even if the contract isn’t in writing it doesn’t mean there is no contract. Oral contracts are still binding but often unclear. Learn about legal duties, rights and responsibilites. Find out what makes someone an employee, worker or self employed.
Policies and Procedures
Usually non contractual policies and procedures set out how an employer and emloyee should work together. Having a clear handbook makes it clear to employees and managers how things ought to be done. Look at what should be included and what’s optional.
Redundancy should be a last resort. There may be other options and it shouldn’t be an excuse to get rid of employees. Under employment law redundancy counts as dismissal. So find out about the procedures and how to make it work if there is no other choice.
Dismissl is like commercial divorce. Sometimes a parties to blame but it’s never nice. Knowing how to handle the process and how to respond can reduce the stress and risks.
Having a fight is not often in anyone’s interests. See how binding settlements can be achieved and costly proceedings avoided.
Costs- Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal
Kirsten Moon – Employment Law Solicitor – Partner