Whether you’re an employer or an employee, you’ll be aware of the importance of employment law.
Here’s why you need an employment law solicitor.
1. Due to the economic climate, you might be making staff redundant. You’ll want to make sure that you’re doing it in accordance with the law. As an employee, you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting all you’re entitled to.
2. You might need to change staff contracts. You might be changing working hours, place of work, or duties. You’ll need to make sure that your contracts are legal.
3. Perhaps you’re in the process of updating staff handbooks or company policies and procedures, and want to make sure that your changes are within the law. You might have amended the IT equipment policy, or need to ensure that staff are aware of the Data Protection Act.
4. Perhaps you think you have a case for unfair dismissal, and want to seek legal advice. Your employer or colleagues might have made your working life a misery, and you want to know if they have a case to answer to.
5. There are literally thousands of laws and regulations relating to employment law, and as an employer, you can’t be expected to know them all, or how they will affect you. Your employment law solicitor will be able to give you all the information you need, and answer your questions.
6. As an employer or employee you might be going through a tribunal claim case, and want to know what to expect, and how to ensure that the process is carried out within the law.
7. Although education law covers a lot of issues in schools and colleges, employment law is still enforced for staff. If you work in education, you’ll need to make sure that your recruitment policy and staff training is in accordance with the relevant employment laws.
8. You’ll need to ensure that there are no instances of bullying or discrimination in your workplace. If you are seen to be condoning bullying, or know that some staff are actively discriminating against others, then you could be liable. Your employment law solicitor will provide you with all information you need.
9. You’ll need to ensure that you comply with health and safety issues, as an employee and an employer too. The consequences could be disastrous. You’ll be able to get all the legal advice you need from your solicitor.
10. Your recruitment, training and promotion policies need to fair, so that there are equal opportunities for all members of staff who meet the criteria. You don’t want to feel that you are missing out on training or a promotion because of your age, gender or sexuality.
Now you know more about the importance of the law in the workplace, perhaps now is the time to speak to your employment solicitor.