Employment Law is constantly changing. It is important that you regularly assess whether your policies, processes, systems and skills are up to date.

Our free online Health Check will provide you with an audit of your current HR systems and documents and provides valuable feedback on any areas that may require improvement.

Our Health Check focusses on the following key areas:

  • Recruitment
  • Contracts of Employment and Policies
  • Pay and Annual Leave
  • Discipline and Grievance Procedures, Dismissal and Redundancy
  • Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Time off Work
  • Working Parents and Carers
  • Managing Performance
  • Employment Status
  • The EU
  • Claims

Take a little time to consider each question in the Health Check below, clicking on the relevant answer.

Once complete, enter your contact details, press Send and our dedicated adviser, David Boland, will be in touch with bespoke feedback and provide you with a clear picture of your current HR systems.

Recruitment

Those involved in recruitment know how to draw up job adverts, make selections and complete job interviews in a way which will not leave you open to claims of discrimination.
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Our job application forms are legally compliant.
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We make checks to ensure candidates are eligible to work in the UK.
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I obtain references for new employees.
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I always ensure any written job offer is subject to the completion of a successful “probationary” period.
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Contracts of Employment/Policies

We ensure that we issue a written statement of particulars or a legally compliant contract of employment on or before day one of employment.
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Our contracts/written particulars contain key terms including:
• The right to temporarily lay employees off
• The right to make deductions from salaries
• The right to make reasonable changes to the contract
• The recovery of training costs
• The right to be "auto-enrolled" into a pension
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Our apprentices are issued an apprenticeship agreement.
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We have a staff handbook which includes all our main policies.
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Our staff handbook contains key policies ensuring we comply with:
• The Equality Act 2010
• The Bribery Act 2010
• The ACAS code on discipline and grievance (revised)
• The Modern Slavery Act 2015
• Data Protection including the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
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We have our written particulars/contracts of employment checked and updated annually.
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Pay and Annual Leave

All employees receive at least the minimum wage or living wage.
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All employees are issued with itemised pay-slips.
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All “workers” are now issued itemised pay-slips (in-line with Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) Order 2018.
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Our male and female employees are paid equally for the same work.
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We operate a sick-pay scheme or we only pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
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We have written consent to enable employees to work more than 48 hours a week.
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We ensure all employees get a minimum of 28 days holiday leave a year (including normal bank holidays).
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We ensure part-timers get the same holiday entitlement as full timers (pro rata).
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We take into account overtime when calculating holiday pay.
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Discipline and Grievance Procedures, Dismissal and Redundancy

We have written policies for handling discipline and grievance which comply with the ACAS code of practice.
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We review our Discipline and Grievance procedures annually to ensure they are compliant.
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We have issued the written discipline and grievance polices to all employees.
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We ensure that all employees involved in handling discipline and grievance procedures are adequately trained.
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We have access to professional advice when handling discipline, grievance or dismissal.
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We have a written capability procedure we use when dealing with capability issues.
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We have a written redundancy policy.
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We ensure that all employees involved in making decisions to dismiss (including redundancy) are adequately trained.
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Discrimination in the workplace

We ensure all those dealing with staff are fully aware of the legal responsibilities over equality and unlawful discrimination in the workplace.
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We ensure all those dealing with staff are aware of how to spot bullying and harassment and how to deal with it.
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Time off work

We have a written policy covering the right to time off for emergencies.
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We have a written policy for dealing with all other absence including, ante-natal appointments, trade union duties, jury service, dental and medical appointments.
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We have a written policy covering the procedures to follow if someone is off sick.
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We have written policies covering the procedures to follow if an employee wants to book a holiday.
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We measure sickness absence.
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We complete “back to work” interviews following all periods of sickness.
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We have a written policy on how we deal with bereavement.
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Working Parents and Carers

We are fully aware of the rights and entitlements of working parents and carers.
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We have clear policies covering:
• Paternity leave
• Maternity leave
• Shared parental leave
• Parental leave
• The right to request flexible working
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Our policies have been updated to cover the changes to flexible working and shared parental leave.
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Managing Performance

We undertake regular reviews of performance with all of our employees at least annually.
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All our employees have written job roles.
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Employment Status

We have individuals undertaking work that are “self-employed”.
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We have individuals undertake work that may be “workers” and not “employees”.
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We review employment status at least annually.
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The E.U.

We have ensured that our E.U. employees have applied for settled status.
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Updates

We receive regular employment law and HR updates.
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Claims

We have an insurance/indemnity policy in place covering us for employment tribunal claims.
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