Whether your business has 5 employees or 5000, as an Employer it is subject to approximately 40 UK Statutes and many more Statutory Instruments which together make up Employment Law in the UK.
The clearest consequence for a business of failing to comply with Employment Law is having a successful claim against it in the Employment Tribunal. More than 236,000 Employment Tribunal claims were brought in 2009/10, an increase of more than 50% on the previous year.
It is impossible for business-owners and senior managers to maintain up to date knowledge of all areas of UK Employment Law, but the costs of being ignorant of legislative provisions which their decisions may bring into play can be extremely high. The maximum compensatory award in a successful Unfair Dismissal claim is £68,400, whilst in cases involving Unlawful Discrimination (on the basis of Sex, Sexual Orientation, Race, Religion/Belief, Disability, Age, Pregnancy and Maternity, Gender Reassignment, or Marriage and Civil Partnership) the award is uncapped.
Simplaw’s Employment Law Advice for Employers service aims to provide clear, business-focused advice on the potential Employment Law implications of business decisions, and to assist businesses to identify solutions, not just problems.
We offer both telephone advice and on-site support, and can offer this service as part of an ongoing retainer, or simply as and when needed. Our flexible approach to providing Employment Law Advice for Employers means that we can offer an arrangement which precisely meets the needs of your business.
If you are a business which does not currently have support with Employment Law Advice, or you are unhappy with the service you are receiving from a HR service provider or legal firm, contact us
to discuss how our service of providing Employment Law Advice for Employers can help.