I hope all our clients and colleagues have managed to stay safe and well during this unprecedented period.
Employment and HR issues affect every organisation.
Whether it is taking on more staff to deal with growth in your scho0l, college or university, reassessing workforce levels in light of restructuring, or managing your current employees, it pays to have the best people on your side.
The education sector brings with it many specific employment problems, many of which arise from the manner in which the individual establishment was created – with inherited TUPE rights and beneficial pension arrangements.
But the need to properly manage staff in a unionised environment to ensure a high quality of service in a flexible manner creates very difficult discrete problems as well.
Our multi-disciplined team of Solicitors and Human Resources professionals are retained advisors to many schools, academies and colleges and as such are familiar with the day to day problems and employment issues which they face.
We work together to ensure you receive commercial, practical and pragmatic advice and support.
With one of the largest specialist employment law teams in the North of England, we can offer the strength in depth to tackle any issue.
We have eight partners, twenty additional solicitors and CIPD-qualified professionals all of whom specialise exclusively in employment law, practice and procedure.
We have experience of every conceivable HR situation, in particular:
- Disciplinary and grievance procedures
- Contract of employment, policies and procedures
- Trade Unions
- Tribunal claims
- TUPE transfers
- Equal pay
- Investigations and training
- HR consultancy
- Settlement agreements
The sector is varied, but a combining feature is the need to ensure cost efficiency within largely fixed budgets.
As such, our packages specifically for SMEs take the risk out of managing employees and are often a perfect solution for all apart from the largest educational establishments.
For more information on how we can help, please get in touch.