Essential Advice for Contracts of Employment / Handbooks

The contract of employment and the Employee handbook are the foundations for a secure employment relationship. At a very minimum, an employer must provide a written statement of terms, which in practice often is overlooked by employers. Without a properly drafted contract of employment or employee handbook it can be very difficult to manage or discipline employees, can lead to mistakes being made, and can lead to claims being brought in the Employment Tribunal.

It is important that an employee’s terms are clearly defined, along with your duties and responsibilities to them. Unclear terms can lead to confusion, disputes and invariably costly litigation. In most circumstances you cannot recover any legal costs you incur when defending a claim, and therefore it is best to prevent such disputes from arising in the first place.

A well-drafted employment contract and employee handbook can prevent such issues arising. Contracts and handbooks set out employee entitlements, and can set out for both employer and employee exactly what procedures need to be followed for disciplinary and grievances. If followed, these policies and procedures can reduce the risk of claims being brought against the company.

Our team of expert lawyers can provide pragmatic and commercial advice which will help reduce the risk of costly litigation and reduce the stress and time involved with managing staff issues. Whether you need a bespoke contract for a senior employee, or a template contract to be given to most employees in your business, our team can assist you in creating legally compliant contracts and policies to suit your business needs.

Expert Employment Advice

The Ison Harrison employment team is headed up by employment expert and partner, Yunus Lunat.

Yunus has extensive experience helping businesses with contracts of employment. The employment team is also supported by our Head of Commercial Litigation & Partner, Jonathan Robson.

To learn more about how our employment lawyers can help your business, call us on 0113 284 5000 or send us an enquiry.

Client Testimonials

Yunus Lunat

Yunus Lunat – Head of Employment Law

If you require a company that can help you with "Employment law" look no further. Wonderful representation by Yunus. Very efficient, knowledgeable and most helpful throughout. He was in constant contact and exceeded all my expectations; nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you once again and I would highly recommend this company.

David Howson

Employment for Businesses
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2020-06-09T12:03:18+01:00

David Howson

If you require a company that can help you with "Employment law" look no further. Wonderful representation by Yunus. Very efficient, knowledgeable and most helpful throughout. He was in constant contact and exceeded all my expectations; nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you once again and I would highly recommend this company.
I was very pleased with the service provided by Yunus, fast efficient service, very knowledgeable as you would expect, but also very personable.

Ian

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:25:22+00:00

Ian

I was very pleased with the service provided by Yunus, fast efficient service, very knowledgeable as you would expect, but also very personable.
Very good help & service

Riyaz

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:32:56+00:00

Riyaz

Very good help & service
Yunus was easy to get along with and explained everything to me. He really made me feel at ease and was friendly, yet remaining completely professional… I would definitely recommend this firm and shall use them again if necessary.

Jayne

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:33:24+00:00

Jayne

Yunus was easy to get along with and explained everything to me. He really made me feel at ease and was friendly, yet remaining completely professional… I would definitely recommend this firm and shall use them again if necessary.
Yunus Lunat Managed my case very efficiently, I was particularly impressed with the speed of his response.

Joanne

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:34:17+00:00

Joanne

Yunus Lunat Managed my case very efficiently, I was particularly impressed with the speed of his response.
Yunus Lunat was a pleasure to work with, he was efficient and professional throughout the process. I was really impressed with the speed at which he dealt with my case.

Janice

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:34:54+00:00

Janice

Yunus Lunat was a pleasure to work with, he was efficient and professional throughout the process. I was really impressed with the speed at which he dealt with my case.
Spoke to Yunus at very short notice, helped me out of a difficult situation at work. Initial call was early afternoon, discussion with Yunus held before the end of the day. All resolved same day.  I have been hugely impressed with the service. If I require employment specialists again, I know where to turn. My thanks to Yunus.

Roger

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:36:11+00:00

Roger

Spoke to Yunus at very short notice, helped me out of a difficult situation at work. Initial call was early afternoon, discussion with Yunus held before the end of the day. All resolved same day.  I have been hugely impressed with the service. If I require employment specialists again, I know where to turn. My thanks to Yunus.
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