Contracts and Policies
Employees are entitled to a written Contract of Employment within the first two months. The reality is that this is a key document as it is the first point of reference if there is dispute. Careful thought should be given to what goes into the contract.
We are frequently asked to advise employers upon drafting contracts. Sometimes employees about to start a new job, particularly if it is a senior one, require advice upon the contract terms.
Companies have policies and procedures which sit alongside the employment contract. These govern how an organisation is run. There are a number of policies and procedures which are necessary for the smooth running of the business and others which the outside world, for example potential clients and Employment Tribunals expect employers to have. These range from disciplinary procedures to equal opportunities policies, anti-bribery and corruption policies and whistleblowing policies.