Stephanie is an employee relations specialist, qualified as an Associate CIPD member since 1998, with 25 years’ HR experience, 17 of which are in consultancy.
Stephanie joined the HR Solutions team in August 2018 and has advised a range of our clients on areas such as changing terms and conditions, restructure and redundancy, absence and performance management, and disciplinary and grievance issues. Previously, Stephanie has worked with clients to address organisation-wide absence problems, consultation on changes to benefits packages, and collective redundancy consultation.
Stephanie also works with start-up businesses to put compliant Employment Law documentation in place and can advise on Directors Service Agreements, Contracts for Services, Term Time Only or Annualised Hours Contracts or any other “atypical” Contracts, as well as Settlement Agreements.
How our HR Solutions team helped guide a transport/logistics business through the best way to review current contracts
An airline Company were expanding their operating bases across Europe and required support to help with the recruitment of cabin crew in the newly operated European bases.
The Company had to be careful in their recruitment methods and be consistent in their approach to treat everyone that applied fairly and equally to avoid any potential discrimination claims during the recruitment process.
A Stables wanted a review of their Contract of Employment, specifically in respect of pensions, holiday entitlements and holiday pay, working hours and breaks. They had a document in place which in reality was an Offer Letter; it didn’t satisfy the statutory requirements for a Contract of Employment. In common with a lot of small businesses, they didn’t want something in “legalese”, and needed documents which were fit for purpose to reflect “how things work” in that industry”.
We worked with the client to produce Offer Letter and Contract templates which were both legally compliant and in plain English, and which also reflected how the equestrian industry in general and their business specifically operated. This included flexibility regarding hours of work on hunt, show or competition days, provision of on-site accommodation, and a “dog agreement”. We were also able to advise on general Employment Law and how it related to her business along the way.
A manufacturer of coldrooms and refrigeration systems received a grievance from an employee. She had relative short-service but raising a grievance is a day-one right. In addition, she was alleging various acts of discrimination for which an employee doesn’t have to have a minimum length of service in order to bring a claim for discrimination in the Employment Tribunal. Awards for discrimination are not subject to the £86,444 cap so potentially this could have been costly.
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