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Most employers already have rules and procedures in place concerning their workplace practices and feel that there’s no need to have anything formal committed to writing. However, having staff handbooks and policy documents in place provides a sound framework of rules and procedures to which both sides of the employment relationship should adhere to.

For more information, or to speak to our experts today about your staff handbooks, policies and procedures, call Gorvins Solicitors on 0161 930 5117, e-mail employmentteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online enquiry form.

Gorvins’ approach to writing and advising on staff handbooks, policies and procedures

We can advise on and draft bespoke policies and procedures for your business, addressing your priorities and the issues prevalent within your organisation or industry.

Our experience in policies and procedures includes:

  • Drafting employee handbooks
  • Drafting employee contracts
  • Advising on the scope and implementation of internal policies
  • Drafting of all other internal documents.

Our approach to drafting such documents is entirely driven by the needs of your business. We’re committed to providing your business with worthwhile paperwork that reflects the culture and practice of your business and isn’t simply a ‘one-size-fits-all’, off-the-shelf template.

Once in place, our staff handbook and policy documentation will provide both you and your staff with the peace of mind that there are procedures in place to protect both of your interests, allowing you both to understand each other’s roles and responsibilities and what is expected of each other.

How Can Gorvins Help?

For help writing or to get advice on your staff handbook, policies and procedures, contact the team at Gorvins Solicitors on 0161 930 5117, e-mail employmentteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online enquiry form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can an employment lawyer help with the creation of staff handbooks and policies?

Yes. A good employment lawyer will help you and your business draft legally sound staff handbooks that lay out what’s expected of your employees and what they can expect of you.

Getting the right legal advice when creating these documents can ensure you don’t fall afoul of any issues that create legal problems or operational difficulties

What policies should my business include in its staff handbook?

Your staff handbook should cover everything that will be expected of your employees in their day-to-day work. It will also outline their staff benefits, working conditions and the hours they’ll work while employed by you.

The specific policies a staff handbook should cover include:

  • General employment policies and practices
  • Anti-Discrimination Policy
  • Anti-harassment policy
  • Discipline policy
  • Health and safety policy
  • Compensation policy
  • Employee benefits policy
  • Work conditions and hours.

These are the important aspects to cover from a legal standpoint, but you may also wish to use the handbooks as a way to highlight your company values, your mission and your goals.

Meet the Employment Law team

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    Partner & Head of Employment
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    Associate Solicitor
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