Dealing with Trade Unions

Provided an employee is a member of a Trade Union, they can bring a representative to most HR-related meetings. But what if the Trade Union representative starts to bully you during the meeting, can you ask them to leave? How do you know if the Representative is correct when they say you are in the wrong and that what you are doing is illegal? Who should you believe?

This is where HR-Onsite can be invaluable. We know the law, not what the employee and their Representative would like it to be.

When we are instructed to hold particular meetings – Disciplinary, Grievance, Redundancy Consultation, for example – we will meet with the parties on an impartial basis to determine the true facts of the matter. This can be done without the issues being clouded by the Representative, or by them making threats of litigation against the business, or by them trying to persuade you to do nothing regarding the issue.

Following the meeting we will provide you with a detailed report stating the facts, the oral and documentary evidence provided to us, our findings based upon the evidence, legislation, guidance, and caselaw, and we will provide you with proposals for resolving the issues.

You are then free to decide the outcome to the matter and you can avoid any allegations of bias, or that you are just trying to get rid of the employee, or that you did not deal with the matter correctly or appropriately.

Let HR-Onsite remove the stress and anxiety, on all parties, by conducting the meeting, making any necessary enquiries or investigations, and making proposals for an impartial, fair, and transparent outcome to the issue.

We will deal with all meetings and difficult situations in a non-confrontational manner and will support, guide, and assist you in reaching a fair and transparent outcome to the issues facing your business.

Not only will this show to the employees that you take their concerns seriously by dealing with the matter correctly, professionally, impartially, and in accordance with your policies and procedures, but it will show all staff that you are a caring employer who takes such allegations seriously for their benefit.

At HR-Onsite we deal with a range of HR-related meetings including Disciplinary, Grievance, Redundancy, Capability, Investigation Meetings as well as Appeal Hearings and Settlement Agreement negotiations.

Contact us today by clicking or call us on 0151 513 3324 for a free, no obligation discussion and let us resolve your workplace issues tomorrow.