1. Are the changes “contractual” or merely guidance notes i.e. policies and procedures. Only contractual terms require the employee’s consent to a change
2. Check the contract of employment. Does it give you an express right to change the terms and conditions? Are there clearly worded flexibility or mobility clauses? If not, the employee may be able to sue for damages or, if the proposed changes are significant, resign and claim constructive dismissal.
3. If there is a recognised Trade Union or employee consultative forum, set up the appropriate meetings to discuss the changes.
Template employee handbook with rules and instructions for employee.
Invitation to a probationary review meeting where dismissal is contemplated
Template invitation letter to a probationary review meeting where dismissal is contemplated.
Letter regarding death in service benefits
Template letter regarding death in service benefits.