We can either review and update your existing Company/Employee Handbook or individual employment law policies or put new ones in place, tailored to your organisation.
Whilst, for instance, there is no legal obligation to put in place an Equal Opportunities Policy, this is something that we strongly recommend. In the event of a discrimination claim, it will be virtually impossible for an organisation to mount a successful defence to such a claim and avoid liability for discrimination or harassment committed by one of its employees unless it can demonstrate that it has an Equal Opportunities Policy in place which it has also actively implemented.
With the surge in use of mobile technology and social media, caselaw on misconduct dismissals involving employees’ use of social media is emerging. In the cases of Preece v JD Wetherspoons plc and Crisp v Apple Retail UK Ltd employees were fairly dismissed for making derogatory comments about their workplace on Facebook. Notably, in both cases their employer had a clearly drafted policy which warned that employees could expect to be dismissed for making derogatory comments in social media. We recommend that employers put in place a well drafted Social Media Policy setting out company rules on the use of social media both within and outside the workplace for business and personal use. In the event of issues arising over the inappropriate use of social media having a policy in place will facilitate the company taking appropriate disciplinary action.
Adverse Weather and Travel Disruption Policy
Anti Corruption and Bribery Policy
Anti Harassment and Bullying Policy
Bring your own device to work Policy
Career Break Policy
Data Protection Policy
Disciplinary Procedure and Rules
Equal Opportunities Policy
Flexible Working Policy
Health and Safety Policy
Information and Communications Systems Policy
No smoking Policy
Parental Leave Policy
Policies: Bereavement, compassionate leave, time off for public duties
Sickness Absence Policy
Social Media Policy
Substance Misuse Policy
Time off for Dependants Policy
Time off for Training Policy
TUC Bad Weather Policy