Staff Handbook In The UK

Staff Handbook – ML Expert Solicitors; Do you have clear and effective company policies and procedures readily available to employees in a staff handbook at your organisation in the UK? The highly skilled professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors could offer advice and assistance with regards to what information should be provided in a staff handbook and drafting company policies and procedures that are clear and easy to follow.

On 19 December 2012 Pay and Benefits Magazine published an article discussing various recent employment tribunal cases that had been heard including that of Eastman v Tesco Stores Ltd [2012] All ER (D) 264 (Nov).

The article summarises that "A dispute arose over whether an employee could return to work after a career break".

It explains "Proceedings concerned a claim for unfair dismissal brought before an employment tribunal by an employee. The individual works as a part-time customer assistant. In 2007 she sought to take a career break. It was common ground that a booklet explaining the employer’s policy towards career breaks which contains an application to be filled out was provided to her. A dispute subsequently arose as to whether the employee could return to her job. She contended that she had been informed orally by Y her line manager but she could return to work after the career break. In July 2011 the claim was struck out at a prehearing review (PHR) as having no reasonable prospect of success. The employment judge made a number of findings of fact at that hearing including: (i) the employee had received the great break booklet and had completed the application contained; and (ii) there had been no express agreement that the employee could return to her old job on the termination of the career break."

Do you require advice and assistance with regards to the drafting of company policies and procedures for your staff handbook at your organisation in the UK? The highly qualified and experienced legal professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors could provide guidance and assistance with regards the drafting of company policies and procedures to provide your employees with a staff handbook that will help to avoid misunderstandings and reduce the potential for disputes to arise within your workplace.

The above-mentioned article informs us that the employee appealed the tribunal judge’s decision. It says that "The employee submitted: (i) that the judge had erred in holding that there had been no express agreement between the employee and Y as to whether she could return to work after the break; and (ii) that the judge had erred in applying the law of strike-out in that the case had involved a central dispute of facts and ought not to have been struck out. The appeal was dismissed."

It adds that "the judge had not accepted the employee is evidence that a guarantee of a return to her old job had been given from Y" and that "from the wording of the booklet it was obvious that no such guarantee had been given".

The employment and commercial law specialists at Michael Lewin Solicitors could advise and assist your organisation with regards to a wide range of different matters to ensure that you were always fully comply with all current legislation including the drafting of company policies and procedures for staff handbook business and employment contracts and settlement agreements at your organisation within the UK; to speak with our helpful advisers today on: 0113 200 9720.

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