To arrange an employment law health check, please contact us today.
Employment law in Scotland has been changing radically in recent times. Every year there appears on the horizon a swathe of new regulations designed in the main to ensure that the rights of employees are protected. As a result, if you are not fully aware and up to date with your requirements as an employer, no matter the size of your business, it is quite foreseeable that an employee could take you to a Tribunal and win substantial damages against you, putting your very business at risk.
However, such a risk is avoidable.
If you run a business, you will need to ensure that your staff have appropriate contracts of employment. You will need to keep your eye on the hours they work, the conditions in which they operate, the relationships they have with their fellow workers or managers.
If a member of staff is off sick or suffers from a disability however small, or is pregnant or has just given birth, you will need to be very careful how you speak to and correspond with them.
You will need to be aware of how you conduct job applications and issue references, how to deal with employee grievances, what procedures to adopt if you wish to discipline or dismiss a worker, how to handle a transfer of business if you are buying or selling, and much more.
At first glance this may appear to be a lot of need to's, but in our experience many a business has suffered by taking the view that achieving profit is the sole and paramount consideration from day to day.
We would be happy to arrange a business employment law health check to let you know what you will need to do to ensure that you are not caught out by such matters. We can draft contracts and policies for your workplace and provide you with experienced and practical advice whenever you face a legal problem with an employee. If all else fails, we are well-equipped to represent your interests in a Tribunal or Court should the matter be incapable of settlement.
To cut a long story short therefore, we would recommend that you act now to ensure that your business is protected in the face of employment regulation. Simply contact us today on 01389 762266 or by using our convenient form.
And if you are a disgruntled employee?
You will be pleased to learn that the coin has two sides. If you have experienced any problems with your employer or find yourself sacked unfairly, we are in a position to help you resolve the matter, either by negotiation or before a Tribunal.
We have been able to secure substantial awards and settlements on behalf of workers against their former employers, principally because the latter have not been aware of their obligations as mentioned above. Just give us a call to arrange an appointment and we will help you where we can.
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