Policies and Procedures
Staff handbooks, policies and procedures could form part of the terms of employment, as may electronic policies and procedures posted on any company intranet site.
If an employer removes a benefit or significantly adapts a policy to the detriment of its employees, it could be in breach of contract even if the terms contained in the staff handbook, policy or procedures are expressly stated to be non-contractual. However, many policies and procedures will not form part of the contract itself but simply set out the workplace rules as guidance as to how the employment contract should be carried out.
Whether you want to control the level of sickness amongst your employees, explain a clear grievance process or limit their use of social media during work, we can assist in drafting the relevant policy.
Common policies in the workplace include:
- Absence management
- Disciplinary and capability
- Equal opportunities
- Harassment and bullying
- Maternity and family friendly
- Social media