The English legal system is very complex, even for specialists, but when it comes to day to day management of people we believe the best advice is to keep policies and procedures simple so that everyone can understand them. We have supported employees in tribunals where the employer’s policies have been so complicated, even experienced HR personnel haven’t been able to explain them to the judge. When this happens, it benefits our clients. However, we can’t help thinking, had the employer used easy-to-understand policies, would they have gotten into conflict with their employee in the first place. If you haven’t done so recently, take a look at your employee handbook to see if it’s simple or complex.
Although our employment solicitors are based in Birmingham, we deal with employment matters across the country. We use cloud based technology to safely share and edit documents with you and can even arrange video conferencing if desired.