How Can You Avoid Employment Tribunals?

There has, unsurprisingly, been a rise in the number of claims since the abolition of fees for employees bringing their cases to Employment Tribunals.

Setting the right culture and having the right foundations in place is critical to preventing any employee from feeling the need to raise a claim. As an employer, there are a number of simple steps that you can take to prevent claims from arising.

Here are a few simple steps you can take:

  • Make sure that all your employees have a contract of employment– It is a legal requirement to provide a written statement of terms. These terms should be clear and concise to avoid confusion around the conditions on which they are employed and held to. By the way this is two way!
  • Be a reasonable leader– This doesn’t mean be a walk over. Simply be reasonable and consistent. Most employees leave managers and not Companies. Employees don’t expect perfection; but they should expect to be treated fairly and consistently.
  • Make sure your Company handles grievances effectively– The majority of employment tribunals should have been resolved by holding an effective grievance hearing.
  • Call Harwood HR Solutions for support– The worst thing you can do in the event of an issue with an employee, is to try and muddle through yourself without seeking specialist advice. It’s not always as straight forward as it initially seems.
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