As an employer, if you employ more than one person you are obliged, under the current employment law, to have a minimum of four documents in place.
The four documents are:
- Contract of Employment (issued within 8 weeks of employment)
- Disciplinary Procedure
- Grievance Procedure
- Health & Safety Policy
By having these documents in place will allow you to protect your business and your employees. If you fail to have these key documents in place and carried out a process that was not in line with current employment law you could find yourself in an employment tribunal. Not only may you find that you have to pay out compensation but you may incur legal costs to defend the case, this could also impact on your brand and reputation.
If you find yourself in conflict with an employee and do not have these documents in place you could lose on a technicality and at that point your only option would be damage limitation. Ignorance is no defence…..it’s your responsibility as a managing director/owner to ensure you are working within the lines of the law.
Here at Aspire Cambridge we can brand and tailor these documents to meet the requirements of the business and ensure you are fully compliant.
Call one of our CIPD accredited HR Consultants today to discuss further on 01223 855441.
Headquartered in Cambridge with regional presence in Kettering and Milton Keynes, Aspire Cambridge provide cost effective Recruitment and HR solutions to an impressive portfolio of customers spanning the UK and Europe. Working with a diverse collection of industries from start-ups to blue chip companies covering a vast range of sectors. Aspire Cambridge has an unrivalled knowledge of the jobs marketplace so it’s no wonder that they hold an impressive track record of exceeding client and candidate expectations.
How do they do it? By “Placing People First”.
Contact Aspire Cambridge:
01223 855440 | Cambridge
01536 295460 | Kettering
01908 926610 | Milton Keynes