Knowing how to handle an under-performing member of staff, gross misconduct or a redundancy situation can be extremely difficult. It is often tempting to either ignore it or hope that an informal discussion will do the trick.
The last thing any business owner wants is to end up with a claim for discrimination or unfair dismissal. And failure to follow the correct steps in these sorts of situations can all too easily lead to an employment tribunal. Equally, engaging a high street solicitor to advise on these employment law issues is often unfeasibly expensive: the legal bill for taking a contentious Human Resources situation through to an employment tribunal will typically cost several thousand pounds.