Our Employment Law Solicitors have a great deal of experience in dealing with employee performance management.
If you are a business owner and are looking for HR or Employment Law support in this area, then our team will be happy to help you.
Instead of adopting a one-size-fits-all approach, we’ll get to know your business and base our legal advice on your specific goals. We’re very proactive and hands-on, and will deliver a friendly, jargon-free service.
We’ll also make sure we’re available if you want to get in touch with us, and be open about the cost of our legal services before any work is carried out. Our enthusiastic and passionate team have specialised in Employment Law for between 10 and 35 years, and have considerable technical expertise in employee performance management.
For initial advice get in touch with our Employment Solicitors for Business.
More Information on Performance Management
No employer wants to be faced with a situation where their employees are under-performing.
If a situation does arise where an employee or a number of employees are under-performing, then employers will often want to take prompt and effective action to deal with this. But this must be balanced against not being too robust and potentially exposing your business to employment claims.
Where an employee is under-performing, it’s common for employers to put a performance improvement plan in place (commonly referred to as a PIP). An employee’s performance will then be assessed on a periodic basis. Employees may be given warning notices where their performance does not improve.
However, a performance management process can become more complex where the employee’s performance is linked to a condition or disability that could be covered under the Equality Act 2010.
It can take at least 2 or 3 three months for employers to carry out an effective and fully compliant performance management process. With this in mind, employers may want to explore alternative options such as agreeing settlement terms with the employee.
Our Employment Law Solicitors can either review your existing performance management policies or draft new policies if your company doesn’t already have a policy in place. In addition, we can advise on performance improvement plans and tackle potentially complex scenarios such as where an employee has a medical condition that impacts on their performance.
We can also provide workplace training for employers in terms of how to tackle performance management issues.
From an early stage, we can discuss any issues that you may have with your employees in terms of performance management. We can then put together a clear strategy outlining how to tackle the issue in a commercial way that meets the needs of your business. This could include assisting you in negotiating settlement terms with your employee, as this may provide a quicker and more effective way of addressing performance issues.
We can also provide performance management process template documents, as well as ongoing legal advice and support on how to tackle performance management issues with your employees.
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