Do you need an employee handbook? 

Having an employee handbook isn't a legal requirement but is certainly good practice. It is a method of collating all the important points which you want to bring to the attention of your employees. As an employer you are required to provide quite a lot of information to your employees and having a central document, whether printed or electronic, is an efficient way of making sure this happens. It also makes it easier for you to keep the information up to date. 
 
Many HR policies are too complex. Employees never read them and managers don't stick to them. The result is a greater risk of ending up in an Employment Tribunal. We recommend 16 essential but 'easy to read' policies for your handbook. 
 
We can help you produce an employee handbook that is specific to your needs, easy to read and easy to understand. 
 
These are the 16 essential policies we provide in our handbooks: 
Holiday pay 
Whistleblowing 
Drugs and alcohol 
Bribery 
Modern slavery 
Social media 
Grievance 
Data protection 
Equal opportunities 
Harassment and bullying 
Maternity and family friendly 
Flexible working 
Performance improvement 
Absence management 
Redundancy 
Disciplinary 
Each policy is adapted to your needs and provided electronically as well as in a printed folder with your company logo. 

Who will read your new policies? 

 
Apart from being a good source of helpful information for your new employees, employee handbooks have been used by Tribunals to make decisions which have supported the employer. If you are going to have a handbook, make sure it's written well. It may well come to your rescue in any contentious tribunals. Or even better, reduce the risk of a tribunal in the first place. 

Employment handbook with 16 easy-to-read policies 

Although each of our handbooks are tailored to your own business by one of our employment solicitors, we offer this service at a single fixed price for the 16 policies listed above.  
 
The price includes: 
 
consultation with one of our employment solicitors,  
electronic copies and  
a printed set of policies inside a folder bearing your company logo and name. 
 
16 easy-to-read policies - £599 excluding VAT 

Get in touch 

Do you have a legal matter you'd like to discuss with us? Whether you're an employer or employee we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch using the details below or use the form here and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your enquiry. 
Phone: 0121 452 5130 
Email: enquiries@spencershaw.co.uk 
Address: Spencer Shaw Solicitors Limited 
Vancouver House, 111 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8LB 
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