Could you be at risk of an Employment Tribunal?
Posted on 16th December 2021 at 12:36
The chances of one of your employees taking you to an Employment Tribunal just got significantly higher. The Supreme Court recently ruled that tribunal fees are a barrier to justice and has abolished them with immediate effect. This means that if an employee feels you've treated them badly - even if you don't believe you have - there's nothing to stop them making a claim against you.
It's more important now than ever to make sure that robust employee policies and company procedures are in place, leaving no room for employees to raise a complaint.
If you've dismissed somebody or are currently dealing with disciplinaries or grievances, you could be at risk if your documentation is not up to date. You should also be aware that all employment tribunal judgements will now be posted on the internet for everybody to read.
You need to consider a number of areas in your business and ensure you are compliant with current legislation.
Ensure equal and fair treatment for all staff. The discrimination laws protect employees and cover gender, disability, religion, marital status, age, race, or sexual orientation.
Make sure you follow the law when dismissing a member of staff. Be very cautious and ensure you follow the correct legal procedures.
The latest issue is hybrid working policies - so make sure you have a clear written policy.
We are here to help ensure you are protected. We can update your employee contracts and employment documentation, or support you if you're already facing a claim. Feel free to give me a call on 01582 488410 or email me [email protected]. For all your HR advice and support whether in Luton or anywhere in the UK, look no further than Plain Talking HR.
Annual Employment Tribunal Statistics published (Link to external site 'Employment Essentials')
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