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Workplace HR Policies & Procedures

Ensuring that you have the right range of HR workplace policies and procedures in place and that they are kept up to date is essential to the smooth running and operation of your business.

Ensuring that you have the right range of HR workplace policies and procedures in place and that they are kept up to date is essential to the smooth running and operation of your business.

At Lupton Fawcett, our team of expert employment solicitors works closely with our clients in order to develop and create policies and procedures that genuinely benefit their businesses and assist employees in understanding their rights, duties and obligations.

To speak to a member of our team about your business's policies and procedures, contact Lupton Fawcett today by calling 0333 323 5292 or filling out our enquiry form and we will get back to you.

HR Policies and Procedures Explained

Having a well drafted set of HR policies and procedures in place within your organisation will help protect employees and employers alike by defining how the business operates when certain issues arise.

Key HR Policies

All employers (regardless of size) are required to have disciplinary and grievance procedures in place. For most employers, key HR policies and procedures will include:

Optional HR Policies

Other policies, can be extremely beneficial to a business and it’s employees. Examples include:

  • Anti-corruption and bribery
  • Data protection
  • Social media
  • Flexible working
  • Adverse weather and travel disruption


How Do I Develop a Policy?

HR policies need to be carefully drafted in order to ensure that they meet the needs and requirements of your own particular business. This is often best done in conjunction with a solicitor who can advise you of the relevant legal requirements and ensure that the policy is robust, practical and up to date. 

What Information Should a Policy Include?

A clear workplace policy should contain the following information:

  • Introduction: A clear indication of who the policy is intended for
  • Aims: The purpose of the policy and what it aims to achieve
  • Main body: Sanctions explaining the consequences of certain behaviour or situations
  • Advice: Explaining what support you can provide to employees

What Makes a Good Policy?

A good policy should follow a structure, communicate its aims well and should be written in a jargon-free manner. As well as this, it is important to consider if the policy fits in the culture of your organisation and whether it is suitable for all employees.

How Do I Implement a Policy?

When implementing a new policy to current employees, it is important that you introduce the document properly by doing the following:

  1. Once the document has been finalised, provide each employee with a copy or use other effective means to ensure that the new policy has been brought to the employees’ attention.
  2. Train managers to ensure that the rules within the policy are being enforced.
  3. Make the document accessible so it can staff can refer to it at any point. This could be in a communal file or on a shared online document.
  4. Ensure that the document is reviewed on the agreed date.

How We Can Help

The employment law team at Lupton Fawcett provides a tailored HR and Employment Law service to suit your business. We understand that creating and implementing a new policy or procedure can be a long and complicated process, which is why our expert team will provide you with help and advice throughout.

Our solicitors can produce individual HR policies or complete Employee Handbooks. They can also carry out a review of your existing policies and procedures.

We are happy to agree a deadline with you for carrying out any work in relation to your workplace policies and procedures and are able to offer a range of pricing options, including fixed fees.

Talk To Us

We provide advice on a wide range of legal issues to clients around Yorkshire from our offices in Leeds, York and Sheffield. For an initial discussion on the specific details of your case, contact our solicitors today by calling 0333 323 5292 or by completing our online contact form and we will be in touch.

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