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Employment Law

Employment Contracts, Policies & Procedures

Having clear, well-drafted contracts and policies is essential for any business. They help you manage your staff effectively and protect your interests if issues arise.

Our employment solicitors have the expertise to make sure your contracts and policies are tailored to your business needs. We advise all types of businesses nationwide, from SMEs to large corporates.

How Can Irwin Mitchell Help?

We offer a range of services, from reviewing and updating your existing policies and contracts to drafting new ones. We’ll make sure you have the right procedures in place to deal with any problems that occur.

Some of the areas we can help with include:

We can also advise you about the best way to deal with any member of staff who breaches the terms of their contract. If you decide to take disciplinary action, we can help you protect your interests and minimise the risk your staff making a claim against you.

Our employment solicitors can help you review your staff polices to make sure your business is as strong as possible and is protected against problems further down the line.

Contact us today on 0808 271 2602 for practical advice tailored to your needs.

What Types Of Contracts And Policies Can You Help With?

We can provide your business with a wide range of policies to help you manage staff, from complete handbooks to individual policies on:

  • Performance management
  • Absence management
  • Annual leave and compassionate leave
  • Dignity at work (often referred to as ‘equal opportunities’)
  • Relationships at work
  • Family-friendly working environment (including maternity, paternity, and shared parental leave and time off to look after dependents)
  • Flexible working and home-working
  • IT, internet and social media use
  • Retirement
  • Severe weather
  • Travel and expenses.

We can review your existing policies or draft new ones from scratch, depending on your business need.

What Common Issues Do Employers Face?

Well-written contracts and policies can protect employers from potential issues such as:

  • Senior staff taking valuable information, clients and contacts with them when they leave
  • Harassment, bullying and discrimination
  • Misconduct and inappropriate behaviour
  • Employment tribunals and legal action
  • Fines and penalties.

It’s essential to get legal advice to ensure your policies and procedures protect you as much as possible for the future.

How Can Policies & Procedures Help My Business?

Well-drafted policies and procedures provide a clear framework to manage staff. They set clear boundaries about what is and is not acceptable and what will happen if employees fail to meet these expectations.

Having fair procedures in place, clearly defined in writing, will help reduce the number of grievances raised by your staff. These also give you a firm foundation to defend against any claims if a disgruntled employee does want to take action.

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

Our approach is to provide expert legal advice without the jargon. We write practical contracts, policies and guides in plain English, tailored to your business and its requirements.

Our expert team works with businesses across the country in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, technology, entertainment and finance. We work with everyone from small start-ups to large corporates and have the expertise to give you the specific legal advice that’s right for you.

We have a variety of pricing options, including our fixed fee services IMhrplus and IM Protect, and we pride ourselves on being upfront and transparent about costs from the start.

Our lawyers take the time to consider what your business needs and how we can work together. We focus on building long-term relationships that give you the support you need right now and prevent problems from arising in in future.

Contact the team today on 0808 271 2602 or send us a message online to see how we can help your business today.

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