Company policies and procedures establish the rules of conduct within an organization, outlining the responsibilities of both employees and employers. Company policies and procedures are in place to protect the rights of workers as well as the business interests of employers. Such policies and procedures are useful documents to rely on when a legal dispute arises between the employer and an employee. In many cases, where the employer can point to a policy to show that the employee ought to have known what his or her responsibilities were in relation to the disputed matter, the employer is likely to be in a much stronger position before a court or tribunal, particularly relating to an unfair dismissal matter.
CT for HR will assist you with creating policy and procedure manuals to help communicate properly to your employees and to help protect you against legal disputes.
Read more about a properly written employee handbook