HR Policies
and Procedures

Clear workplace policies and procedures are crucial to ensuring your company’s interests are protected and you remain compliant with relevant legislation. Practical and proactive legal advice is crucial to achieving this goal, something Thursfields can reliably provide.

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Our Policies and Procedures Services

Thursfields’ team of experienced solicitors can help with drawing up a wide range of documents, including:

  • Employment contracts
  • Director’s service agreements
  • Bespoke employment contracts (zero hour, atypical workers etc.)
  • Apprenticeship agreements
  • Grievance & disciplinary procedures
  • Menopause policy
  • Hybrid working policy
  • Privacy notices
  • Sickness & absence policies
  • Performance management & capability procedures
  • Anti-harassment & bullying policies

Whatever your industry and unique business requirements, our employment division is perfectly placed to deliver your desired results.

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Support with Workplace Policies
and Procedures

The rapidly-changing world of business and attitudes towards employment has required companies from all areas of industry to review their practices and ensure they remain fit for purpose.

Properly drafted organisational policies and procedures are not only important for compliance purposes, but also reducing the scope for disputes and promoting a mutually beneficial relationship between employer and employee.

We will work with you to keep your policies and procedures up-to-date and ensure you consistently meet changing legal requirements. Don’t leave anything to chance. Having ineffective policies could leave your company vulnerable to disruption and costly, time-consuming litigation.

Meet Our

Policies and Procedures Solicitors

If you’re wanting to ensure your organisational policies and procedures are compliant and fit for purpose, our team is here to help.

Key Contact

Jonathon Forrester

Jonathon Forrester

Director & Head of Employment Law

A specialist employment solicitor, Jonathon has extensive experience in working with both employers and employees to resolve workplace disputes across a range of cases — including unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, sex discrimination, age discrimination, TUPE and unlawful deduction of wages. His experience as a former police officer allows him to see the bigger picture and approach issues with a pragmatic and practical view to solving problems.

Jonathon is keen to work with employers to put robust policies and procedures in place from the outset and throughout employment to avoid litigation where possible. He is regularly instructed to draft employment contracts and staff handbooks, and also attends and conducts disciplinary and grievance meetings for his clients. Recognised by the Legal 500, Jonathon is proud of his reputation for being easy to talk to, and providing clients peace of mind that they are making the right decisions.


If you’d like more information about our policies and procedures services, contact our team today and find out how we can help you.

Bespoke Organisational Policies and

Procedures Advice

A professional and flexible service is required to ensure your company runs as smoothly as possible, and you have processes in place that are relevant to your organisation. Ongoing support is also necessary to keep your interests and company protected.

With a wealth of experience in drafting comprehensive HR policies and procedures, Thursfields team of employment solicitors are here to help. We take care of everything from employment contracts and disciplinary measures, to family-friendly and equality processes.

Our team has worked with companies of all sizes, from all areas of industry, to ensure they remain protected and are able to cultivate positive relationships with their workforce.

Support for a Range of Sectors

From agricultural businesses and telecoms companies, to manufacturers and retail, we’ve helped draw up effective HR policies and procedures for companies of all sizes nationwide. Whatever you require, whatever your circumstances, we’re the people who can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

HR policies and procedures define the guidelines by which a company operates. They are a series of rules and methods that outline what people need to do and why, promoting clarity and consistency to everyone involved in a business. Some are required by law, while others are implemented voluntarily to create a strong relationship with the workforce.

The benefits of effective policies and procedures are vast. Not only do they clearly outline to employees about how a business operates, but they also showcase the competence of a company and demonstrate to outsiders and potential clients what a firm is all about — thereby building trust. Proactive and pragmatic legal advice is necessary to achieve this.

A policy is a set of rules and regulations that outline and support a company’s strategy and dictate what is expected of people and why. Procedures, meanwhile, are the steps that need to be taken to ensure policies are followed. Using clear HR policies and procedures helps employees and potential customers gain a well-rounded view of an organisation.

Workplace policies and procedures range from contracts of employment and wellness guidelines to handling grievances and director’s agreements. Each one needs to be carefully drafted to ensure it is perfectly clear and compliant with all relevant legislation. Comprehensive legal advice is therefore required to keep a company protected and promote a positive working environment.

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For specialist advice regarding HR policies and procedures, get in touch with our team today.