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Dealing with worker grievances

One of the most challenging aspects of running a company is personnel management. By their very nature, people are complex entities and making sure they are happy and productive in their roles isn’t always easy.

Complicating matters further, there is a raft of employment legislation in place these days designed to protect people from mistreatment in the workplace. These laws have helped to improve conditions for employees considerably and they serve an important purpose. However, if you’re not careful, you can quickly end up on the wrong side of law as an employer.

Why take the risk?

The good news is that help is at hand. There is plenty of legal guidance available as long as you know where to look and, by taking advantage of this, you can help prevent problems from arising and deal with any issues if they arise in the most effective manner.

Here at Simply-Docs we appreciate the pressures on firms when it comes to employment law and we offer a range of legal documents that might interest you. For a very small investment, you could access our templates and potentially avoid a considerable amount of hassle.

Some facts

At some point, all businesses have to deal with employee grievances and disciplinary matters. No matter how careful you are when it comes to selecting personnel and managing them, there are bound to be occasions when things go wrong.

Grievances can be defined as problems, concerns or complaints that workers wish to raise. All organisations must have written disciplinary and grievance rules and procedures in place that comply with the ACAS Code of Practice. It’s vital that you follow these rules and treat your staff members fairly.

The simple fact is, if you fail to do this, you may find yourself subject to long and costly legal proceedings. As well as hitting your bottom line, this could damage your reputation.

Our templates

On the face of it, guarding against legal action like this can seem like a daunting task. However, as long as you adhere to the rules, you can avoid problems.

Our Employment Document Folder should contain all the documents you need to help keep you on the straight and narrow. For example, it includes grievance procedures, disciplinary policies, dismissal procedures, suspension policies and letters, qualification disputes, appeal notices and more.

A harmonious environment

By making sure that you’re fully aware of your rights and responsibilities and by being fair and clear in your handling of any disputes with personnel, you can help ensure your working environment remains as harmonious as possible.

Find out more

If you’re intrigued by our employment documents and want to find out more about them, just take a look around our website or get in touch by email or telephone.

It’s also worth noting that we offer a variety of other documents. For example, perhaps you’d benefit from our standard terms and conditions template or maybe our accident book template will be of interest.

Accessing these documents may be cheaper than you think, and they could make your life much easier.

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