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Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Do I have to give every employee an employment contract?

    2. Surely there can't be an employment contract if there is nothing in writing?

    3. How do I handle short-term or contract employees - people I'm taking on for a couple of months or less?

    4. We need to make some people redundant. Is it advisable to establish a formal redundancy procedure, and if so, what should it cover?

    5. How much notice do we need to give of proposed redundancies?

    6. A former employee has decided to sue us for unfair dismissal. What is the procedure?

    7. Is it worth fighting a claim, or should we just try and settle out of court?

    8. What is meant by the the duty to make 'reasonable adjustments'? 

    9. If we do settle out of court, is there any way of preventing the employee from coming back for a second bite of the cherry later?

    10. How long is it likely to be before a case comes to a tribunal, and how much will it cost to defend?

    11. An employee left, threatening to sue us, over four months ago. Since then we have heard nothing. Are we off the hook?

    12. What kind of evidence do I need to assemble, for an Employment Tribunal?

    13. Why do we need a written disciplinary procedure?

    14. What should we include in our disciplinary procedure?

    15. In cases of collective redundancy, what information, if any, do we have to provide in writing to employee representatives?
    16. I've heard employees now have to go through conciliation with Acas before they can start a tribunal claim. Is this true?

 

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