Employment Law Information Services

The Legal Costs: Can your company afford the enormous costs of Employment Tribunals? A one day hearing at an Employment Tribunal is likely to cost an employer around £10,000, and cases can go on for many days. Even if the employer wins, these huge costs are not usually recoverable.

VIVITAS will undertake a Free Health Check of your company's practices, policies and procedures. We will examine contracts of employment, disciplinary and grievance procedures and employee handbooks. All this is done free of charge and without any obligation to proceed further.

The Remedy: After the Free Health Check, if you wish to proceed further you can instruct us to bring your company up to current legal requirements. We will re-draft your contracts of employment and disciplinary and grievance procedures and offer advice and support on matters that will increase the quality of your HR performance.

Training VIVITAS can offer you expert training, advice and support on how to meet the legal requirements under the various Equality legislation. We can assist you avoid the damaging costs that can occur because you failed to undertake the right kind of training for your staff within your organisation.

 

Employment Investigations

Employers have a legal obligation to investigate grievances and disciplinary matters relating to existing or former employees

 harassment, discrimination, victimisation, bullying, isolation, intimidation

The pressure of running your organisation sometimes leaves you with little time and limited space to undertake a detailed investigation into employment grievance and disciplinary matters. Our trained professionals are well placed to carry out such investigations. This is especially so where unusually sensitive issues or high profile personnel are involved.

Working to thorough and tested procedures, we work with specialist employment lawyers, ensuring that our work is complemented by an up-to-date working knowledge of current employment law and how it is interpreted in the work place. We leave nothing to chance.

We can provide the expertise and an objective third party perspective that enables us to:

  • establish the facts for the employer to make informed decisions
  • report comprehensively on the facts of the case under investigation
  • ensure your legal obligations are covered
  • suggest improvements in your organisational employment procedures
  • offer comprehensive support on equalities and human rights legislation
  • assess the merits of the case in the context of an Employment Tribunal and
  • advise on your options for dispute resolution and on future strategy

Our investigations will ensure legal and good practice compliance and provide you with informed outcome upon which to base organisational employment decisions.

For futher information on employment dispute resolution visit the ACAS website http://www.acas.org.uk/

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