Today’s small business owner faces an increasing torrent of employment legislation – mostly aimed at protecting the rights of the employee. Figures from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) show that up to three in five employers have been targeted by unfair dismissal claims, which are often brought alongside discrimination claims in an attempt to maximise compensation received by the complainant. Further, up to 70% of employers are settling at Employment tribunal using compromise agreements, rather than defending employee claims – an almost entirely unrecoverable cost.
When faced with such issues it is essential to have a thorough understanding of the laws involved. You need to know both your legal rights and your legal responsibilities, if you are to succesfully defend yourself against such claims. FoBC maintains a list of approved legal advisors, offering you access to specialised legal advice 365 days a year. Services provided include:
• Employment law
• Commercial law
• Taxation law
• Health & safety issues
Our team of approved legal advisors offer you access to specialised legal advice 365 days a year.