Unfortunately, sometimes relationships come to an end and employment relationships are no different. Businesses can be faced with a need to terminate employment due to anything from consistent poor performance to a serious breach of the business’ rules and policies. Terminating employment may be required during the probationary period or after many years of service.
Whether as an employer you have started, or wish to start, conversations with an employee about terminating employment, we can help you through this process.
We provide you with support and guidance to ensure the correct employment termination procedure is followed to minimise your risk.
We can provide you with detailed direction on the most suitable process for your particular scenario or even manage the entire process for you.
We understand that terminating employment can be both emotive and daunting for employers. There's the fear of meeting legal obligations and avoiding the risk of litigation but there's also the worry of actually having the difficult conversation in the first place.
When someone has done something that's obviously wrong this can be easier, but when the situation is that the individual just isn't right for the business any longer then it can be extremely difficult.
We have experience in managing termination in a broad range of termination scenarios. We believe in investing time in defining consistent and fair practices for the benefit of both employee and employer. Our aim is to deliver a process that is as smooth and amicable as possible.
Firstly we'll talk to you about what's been going on. We'll seek to understand the situation that you're trying to manage and your desired outcome. The guidance that we give is practical. We'll make sure you understand the real risk that you're facing with termination of the employee and then we'll talk you through the steps that you need to follow. We can provide you with scripts and the necessary letters or we can take care of the matter for you.
Please remember that there is never a guarantee that an employee will not bring a tribunal claim (unless the termination is managed by a Settlement Agreement). We can support you to ensure that you meet your responsibility as an employer to ensure you follow a sound process and reach a fair decision. We can make sure you have done all the right things with your process and minimise your risk.
Service Key Features
- Support from an HR professional who's dealt with all types of disciplinary issues before.
- Confidence you are following sound legal process, removing the emotion and focusing on the facts.
- A practical approach that gets you the outcome you're looking for with minimum risk.
- The work can be performed either onsite, offsite (by phone and email) or a bit of both.
Our services are from:
- £95 per hour for offsite support (phone and email)
- £120 per hour for onsite work
depending on the work required. We'll speak with you to understand the situation you are looking to manage and the level of support you require. We'll then give you an estimate of the number of hours we expect the matter to take.
Of course, it's always difficult to be completely accurate as you never know what's going to happen when people are involved. We will agree any work before it is performed and keep you updated on the costs as they accrue.
Note: For new clients, we may request a percentage of the fees up front.
Refer to our pricing page for more information.