Services for Businesses
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Contact us for advice on employee relations issues arising from the crisis.
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Is your business ready for the end of the furlough scheme? If you will need to make changes to terms and conditions of employment or make redundancies, contact us for expert advice and guidance.
Corporate clients can take advantage of:
- Helpline advice: call us whenever you have a difficult employee problem. We will advise you on the most commercial approach, guide you through meetings and draft letters for you.
- Employment tribunal defence: we will take the aggro out of tribunal claims for you, preparing all documentation, writing to the tribunal for you, negotiating any settlement deal, representing you in the tribunal.
- Support with redundancies, disciplinaries and grievances: avoid making costly mistakes by getting step by step guidance on handling delicate employee issues.
- Advice and policies for data protection compliance with GDPR for business staff.
- Employment contracts, policies and procedures: we can audit your current documents and prepare new ones for you to use, including directors service agreements, employee handbooks and disciplinary and grievance procedures.
- Practical support with TUPE transfers.
- Risk management: our advice will help you minimise the risk of employment tribunal claims.
- Training: we can provide training in your workplace to help you avoid claims and liability. Talk to us about any training needs.
Employment Law Updates
We produce a periodic e-newsletter for employers aimed at giving you pragmatic and relevant updates and information.
South Oxon HR Forum
Business managers will be very welcome at the South Oxon HR Forum, whether or nor they are currently our clients.
We can provide training to managers on key employment law areas to avoid employment tribunal claims, like discrimination.
Discrimination and How to Avoid it in your Workplace
This is our course aimed at line managers. Providing this training to managers will help the company to defend discrimination tribunal claims through the “all reasonable steps” defence.
- Provide general awareness of unlawful discrimination in the workplace
- Give understanding of how unintended harassment can occur
- Promote buy in to the company process of taking all reasonable steps to avoid workplace discrimination
- Raise awareness of the company’s relevant procedures
- Draw attention to discrimination pitfalls
- Consider the duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabilities and when it kicks in
- Provide an opportunity to explore handling potentially discriminatory situations
- Look at the challenges of social media
- Contribute to the company’s “all reasonable steps defence” for discrimination claims
Feedback from managers who have attended the course:
- “very informative. A lot of ground covered in a short time frame. Good atmosphere and group working opportunities”
- “exceeded expectations”
- “a very informative, constructive session. Lots of new “learns” to take away”
The formal training is over 4-5 hours and the suggested timing is to start at 10.00am and finish at 4.00pm, allowing for breaks.