An efficient and committed workforce is essential for the success of a business and managing your employees fairly and consistently is of paramount importance to ensure this is achieved.
When issues do arise, whether poor conduct or performance, grievances or time off due to sickness or pregnancy, as an employer, you need to be ready to manage these promptly and effectively and in accordance with your obligations.
It is important for the Company and all managers to be able to recognise where risks could arise and how best to tackle managing your staff in order to minimise the risk of claims to the employment tribunal and without causing matters to escalate internally.
The workplace is full of employee and employment law issues that if wrongly handled could potentially result in costly, lengthy and acrimonious legal disputes and claims. Grievances are concerns, problems or complaints raised by an employee about workplace issues that may relate to: