Managing risks of employing staff factsheet

Published on: 03/02/2015

Guide to managing risks of employing staff to meet employment legislation and avoid claims. 

Managing risk is an integral part of any well-developed business strategy and managing the risks of employing staff must be an important element.

In recent years, there has been an abundance of new employment legislation in the UK, springing both from UK government and EC Directives, and compensation rates for successful claims have increased. Publicity given to a number of high-profile claims has contributed to increased employee awareness of their rights and the potential compensation that can be achieved. As a result, employers have seen substantial growth in the level of litigation in the employment field.