Employment and HR issues affect every organisation.
Whether it is taking on more staff to deal with growth in your business, reassessing workforce levels in light of restructuring, or managing your current employees, it pays to have the best people on your side.
The social housing sector brings with it many specific employment problems, many of which arise from the manner in which the individual association was created – with inherited TUPE rights and beneficial pension arrangements.
But the current cost pressures within the sector and the nature of the work, create discrete problems as well.
Our multi-disciplined team of Solicitors and Human Resources professionals are retained advisors to many social housing providers and 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
- Trade Unions
- Tribunal claims
- TUPE transfers
- Equal pay
- Investigations and training
- Disciplinary and grievance procedures
- Settlement agreements
- Contract of employment, policies and procedures
- Restrictive provisions and confidentiality
- HR consultancy
The sector is varied. With very large and much smaller providers and also with a varied range of services from the core business through to providing extensive care and support.
In shaping our services and packages this wide variation is reflected with us hand-picking the members of the support team and agreeing a bespoke clear cost structure.
For more information on how we can help, please get in touch.
What Our Clients Say
"Home Group has used the Employment Team at Ward Hadaway for a number of years and always found their advice to be both commercial and pragmatic. Paul Scope, Graham Vials and the team have taken the time to really understand our business and we work in close partnership with them both in relation to individual cases and the continuous professional development of the HRD team and our investigating managers. We've recently received advice on a number of issues related to a major transformational change programme and found Paul’s support invaluable. I would highly recommend their services."
Dominica O'Neil, Head of HR, Home Group.