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Is your business at risk of an Employment Tribunal claim?

Some businesses fail to comply with employment law, at least some of the time. This failure can do untold reputational and financial damage to a business. Compensation for unfair dismissal claims can exceed £80k – whilst awards for discrimination and whistleblowing are unlimited. Moreover, with the government’s recent decision to publish details of Employment Tribunal cases online, and the increased use of social media – such as Facebook and Twitter – the reputation of a business is at risk like never before.

Because of these risks to business, you may have noticed a huge rise in Employment Law and HR Consultancy firms in recent years. These – often unregulated – firms invest vast sums of money in sales and marketing. However, employment law is notoriously complex – and the truth is that many of these firms are cutting costs by recruiting unqualified staff, providing their clients with advice and documentation that is ‘one-size-fits-all’ – and tying them into lengthy contracts.

Why HR Guy?

HR Guy is brought to you by Guy Williams Layton LLP, a highly reputable firm of solicitors that have been providing quality legal advice for decades. During this time we have built up our reputation by listening to our clients, understanding their individual needs, and providing tailored legal advice. We remain committed to preserving the best aspects of true personal service. However, we are also committed to adapting to the changing needs of the legal market. This is why we created our employment protection solution called “HR Guy.

Why pay each time you call your solicitor?

For an annual/monthly fixed-fee subscription, you will have access to an experienced Employment Solicitor who can advise you on HR issues and employment law whenever you need it.

What’s more, you will not be tied into a lengthy and expensive contract.

How will HR Guy add value to your business?

HR Guy is an innovative product designed to offer you a partnership. We will work with you to protect your business against employment claims and the resulting financial and reputational damage that ensues.

As a subscriber, you will be entitled to a range of benefits for an affordable annual/monthly payment. This includes:

  • Access to high quality insurance protection which covers legal costs and awards of compensation at an Employment Tribunal.
  • A designated solicitor who specialises in employment law and HR and who will get to know you and the way you like to work.
  • An audit and a report detailing the current position of your business in respect of employment law and HR compliance.
  • A review of your Contracts of Employment, Staff Handbook, and other employment policies and procedures, to ensure that they are up-to-date and fully compliant.

If you don’t currently have contracts, a handbook, or policies, then don’t worry. All of the following are included in your package:

HR Guy Bespoke

You will be entitled to receive carefully tailored Contracts of Employment, a Staff Handbook, and a complete suite of essential employment law Policies and Procedures that are designed specifically for the requirements of your particular business and industry sector.

HR Guy Refresh

You will be entitled to receive essential updates, as and when required, so that your Staff Handbook and Policies and Procedures are always up-to-date and remain legally compliant. You won’t have to pay to have them drafted again whenever the law changes.

HR Guy Helpline

You can take advantage of day-to-day telephone advice and support from your solicitor, as and when you need it, by calling our dedicated helpline.

HR Guy Templates

You can request copies of our templates, such as standard letters to employees, forms and checklists.

HR Guy E-Newsletter

You will be entitled to receive our regular E-Newsletter containing essential employment law and HR updates.

Complete Insurance Protection

The aim of HR Guy is to ensure that your business is protected from claims. However;

HR Guy subscribers have access to high quality insurance protection from Employment Tribunal claims. Not only do you get full insurance cover for legal costs, but also for any awards of compensation, court fees, and the cost of Counsel. Any claims against your business will be vigorously defended by your designated solicitor unless settlement is a better option for you, in which case we will negotiate the best terms possible.

Guy Williams Layton LLP is fortunate to have built-up relationships with leading Barristers Chambers and, if required, we only instruct the best legal Counsel to look after your interests.

HR Guy +

You also have the option of subscribing to HR Guy +. This package includes all of the above, with additional extras:

  • Bespoke employment law training sessions
  • Mediation, investigation and support. We can arrange arbitration and mediation as an alternative to Employment Tribunal proceedings
  • Conduct of disciplinary and grievance proceedings
  • Advice and support through a collective redundancy process
  • Advice and support through a TUPE transfer
  • The drafting and negotiation of Settlement Agreements

Contact us today for a free initial, no-obligation chat, to see how HR Guy and

HR Guy + can add great value to your business.

Call us on 0151 236 7171

Email us at hrguy@gwl.co.uk