Employment law is in a constant state of flux with new laws being constantly introduced by the EU and an amended form passed by our Government.
Originally introduced to protect workers from unscrupulous, corrupt and dishonest employers, employment law has grown to encompass most areas of employment and includes:
How does a company comply with employment law?
Discrimination is probably the most important because it starts from the process of recruitment all the way through to an employee leaving the company.
To treat employees equitably and also to protect your company you must comply with legal requirements, some of which are included below:
Keep written records for employees including their hours worked, attendance record, disciplinary actions which may lead to legal action against the company.
If an employee feels unfairly treated he may take his claim to a tribunal without (currently) any cost to himself. An Employee Tribunal is an independent body set up to arbitrate on disagreements between an employee and employer. There were nearly a quarter of a million claims last year so the risks to your business are very real.
It can be very expensive for you and your company if you get recruitment and employment matters wrong.
Through its' close involvement with the extensive IBD network of over 200 specialists, Signa has access to qualified advisers who are members of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) who can assist you in ensuring your employment and recruitment procedures meet your statutory legal requirements and enhance your reputation as an employer.
If you would like more information on how Signa can help please call us on 01494 562738 or send us a message.