Key Benefits

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Updated whenever changes are made to employment regulations, the Praesidium website provides you with a user-friendly, expert and up-to-date management package including a downloadable library of documents and step-by-step guides.

As a Praesidium client, you’ll receive the following:

  • An audit of your employment policies, procedures and contract documentation, together with any redrafting required
  • An online employment law manual dealing with all day-to-day aspects of employment relations, and containing easy-to-use forms, flowcharts, guidance notes and explanations of what the law says
  • A 24-hour employment helpline giving you unlimited access to specialist employment lawyers
  • Insurance protection providing cover of up to £250,000 per claim. It meets the cost of legal representation at any employment tribunal hearing, along with compensation negotiated or awarded
  • Employment law updates in the form of a regular employment newsletter, highlighting recent and topical developments in employment law and industrial relations

A bespoke employment law service that grows with you

Our service is designed for firms employing twenty and above people, with no top limit. So don’t worry- however much your business grows, you can always depend on us for your employment law protection.

Protection you can rely on

The Praesidium service gives your business valuable protection:

  • The insurance component is collectively placed with Temple Legal Protection Ltd, a leading provider of legal expenses insurance that has underwritten Praesidium since our launch
  • Ongoing support is provided by qualified employment lawyers, not by the sales teams, HR practitioners or paralegals you would get from some companies

To show you how our online employment law manual works, we’ve put together this quick demonstration.

Mediation

The Employment Act 2008 introduced a new era of dispute resolution in the employment field. Employers and employees will be expected to consider creative means of resolving issues prior to litigation.

Why Workplace Mediation is increasingly popular

Workplace Mediation is increasingly becoming a key tool in dispute resolution within the workplace. Its informal, confidential and facilitative features lend themselves particularly well to resolving disputes at an early stage, thereby improving the likelihood of maintaining good and productive working relationships.

One of the key features of mediation is that the resolution is agreed by the parties, and not imposed upon them by a third party, making it more likely that the resolution will be complied with to its conclusion.

Where mediation works particularly well

In practice, mediation has been found to work well in the following situations to restore relationships:-

  • Grievances – either those raised during another procedure e.g. a disciplinary procedure or where “cross-grievances” are raised by various employees being investigated
  • Sensitive issues involving allegations of discrimination, where matters need to be addressed confidentially and swiftly

Mediation can also be used once Tribunal proceedings have been commenced with a view to reaching an agreed settlement prior to incurring the cost and time of attendance at a hearing.

What you can expect as a Praesidium client

As a Praesidium client, you can benefit from the services of an independent and impartial mediator affiliated to one of the member firms at preferential rates and available on a rapid response basis to deal with issues at the earliest opportunity.

We can also provide:

  • Advice on how to implement a mediation policy in your workplace  
  • Training to raise awareness of the benefits of mediation

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To learn more about what Praesidium Employment Law Protection offers your business, please fill in an enquiry form. One of our network members will contact you to discuss your own requirements in more detail


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