EMPLOYER GUIDES

Our employer guides are listed below. We also have a range of employee guides.

Managing the risk of Office Christmas Parties
Managing the risk of Office Christmas Parties

Santa gives some wise words to employers on how they should prepare staff for Christmas parties.

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Guide to Responding to Allegations of Criminal Acts
Guide to Responding to Allegations of Criminal Acts

David has acted for a number of employers dealing with complaints about alleged actions by their employee which if proven would amount to criminal acts.

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Guide to Dealing with Workplace Harassment
Guide to Dealing with Workplace Harassment

Harassment claims represent a big risk to employers because of the uncapped compensation available but also in terms of reputation damage (particularly so due to #MeToo).

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Guide to Diarising Unfair Dismissal
Guide to Diarising Unfair Dismissal

Calculating exact dates for HR purposes can be of crucial importance if claims are to be avoided.

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Guide to Monitoring Employees
Guide to Monitoring Employees

Employee monitoring is often used in order to gather evidence of misconduct prior to a disciplinary meeting.

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Guide to Avoiding Tribunal Claims Re Recruitment
Guide to Avoiding Tribunal Claims Re Recruitment

The recruitment process is demanding in terms of the time and costs involved - here are some tips on avoiding claims from disgruntled candidates.

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Guide to Using Fixed Term Contracts
Guide to Using Fixed Term Contracts

Employers often use fixed term contracts wrongly believing that such contracts give less protection under the misapprehension that they are a less protected form of employment.

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Guide to Drafting a PILON Clause
Guide to Drafting a PILON Clause

Your standard employment contract should include a PILON (Pay in Lieu of Notice) clause.

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Guide to Redundancy During Maternity Leave
Guide to Redundancy During Maternity Leave

It is a myth that employees who are pregnant or on maternity leave cannot be made redundant - but care must be taken.

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Guide to  Redundancy Consultation
Guide to Redundancy Consultation

It is important that there is no pre-determined decision to make a particular individual redundant until the end of the consultation process. You should avoid using language which indicates there has been an pre-determined outcome decision even such an outcome is in your view obvious.

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Guide to Using Pre-Employment Health Questionnaires
Guide to Using Pre-Employment Health Questionnaires

The use of pre-employment health questionnaires is banned except in very limited situations.

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Guide to Responding to a Data Subject Access Request
Guide to Responding to a Data Subject Access Request

Some tips on how best to handle a data subject access request (DSAR) in relation to personal data.

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Guide to Drafting a Garden Leave Clause
Guide to Drafting a Garden Leave Clause

A garden leave clause (if correctly drafted) should give you the power to keep the employee at home during part or all of their notice period.

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Guide to Bumping in Redundancy
Guide to Bumping in Redundancy

Where you have put a role at risk of redundancy always consider (and record that you have done so) the possibility of Bumping.

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Guide to Responding to Flexible Working Requests
Guide to Responding to Flexible Working Requests

In response to a flexible working request from an employee, can we just say “No”?

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Guide to  Giving References
Guide to Giving References

Many employers wrongly believe that they are under a legal obligation to provide a reference.

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Guide to Regulating Business Use Social Media
Guide to Regulating Business Use Social Media

Business use of networking sites, like “LinkedIn”, “Twitter”, “Facebook” and “Google+” present a real and present danger to your business.

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Guide to Dealing with Workplace Relationships
Guide to Dealing with Workplace Relationships

I have just found out that two of my staff have been seeing each other - what can I do about it?

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Guide to Improving Senior Employment Contracts
Guide to Improving Senior Employment Contracts

The more senior the employee you are hiring or promoting, the larger the potential risk posed to your business. Here are some draft tips for your employment contracts.

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Guide to Drafting Bonus Clauses
Guide to Drafting Bonus Clauses

Make sure you are clear on whether the bonus scheme is contractual, discretionary or a mixture of two.

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Guide to Reducing Risk of Employment Tribunal Claims
Guide to Reducing Risk of Employment Tribunal Claims

Train your managers to make sure your organisation is following its own policies and procedures.

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Guide to Staff Socials and Minimising Risk
Guide to Staff Socials and Minimising Risk

Staff parties/socials can be an area of high risk for employers.

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Guide to Dismissal with under 2 Years Employment
Guide to Dismissal with under 2 Years Employment

The timing of a dismissal is crucial and will affect whether an employee can bring a claim for unfair dismissal.

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Guide to Avoiding Auto-enrolment Pitfalls
Guide to Avoiding Auto-enrolment Pitfalls

Where can employers go wrong on auto-enrolment?

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Guide to Notice Pay for Maternity or Sick Leave
Guide to Notice Pay for Maternity or Sick Leave

This Hot Tip provides guidance to employers who are terminating the employment of individuals who are either on maternity or sick leave.

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Guide to Avoiding Risk when Offering Internships
Guide to Avoiding Risk when Offering Internships

The hidden costs of offering internships or work experience.

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