Undertaking disciplinary or grievance investigations and the production of a resulting investigation report for the business. Followed, if and as required, by presentation at any subsequent Hearing or Appeal.
On average Richard undertakes two significant investigations each year, generally related to allegations made against senior staff where it is not possible or ideal to be investigated in-house and/or where there is not the in-house capacity or capability within the business.
Redundancy & Change Management (incl. TUPE):
Advice, the design & management of processes, drafting letters, facilitating meetings.
Summary of recent redundancy advice & support for an SME –
Advising over whether the number of proposed redundancies over 2 sites would require submission of HR1 and collective consultation
Checking rationale for each proposed deletion (which led to 2 positions being removed from the proposals)
Advising on process and timescales
Drafting proposal and consultation letter to ensure clarity of rationale and process and written to show the company is a caring and good employer
Advising on job descriptions and specs for some new positions created – incl. ensuring they do not create problems around pools of eligibility and suitable alternative redeployment
Advising on pools of eligibility and selection processes for the new positions
Drafting end of consultation, decisions and next steps letter
Drafting template redundancy letter
Advising on specific matters as and when required