Recent years have been extraordinarily active in shaping workplace law and this looks set to continue with employee rights strengthening.
Employees are increasingly aware of their rights and companies need to ensure their procedures are up to date with legislation to avoid disputes and the significant expense of defending claims.
Key overall developments for employers concerned about their employment liability exposure include:
Chubb Elite Employment Practices Liability insurance can protect companies against the financial impact of a claim providing cover for:
We recognise that it is increasingly difficult for employers to stay abreast of the employment responsibilities imposed on them by law. To help insured businesses, Chubb has partnered with national law firm Gateley to offer legal assistance services relating to employment practices or the duties and responsibilities of directors and officers. Fuller details of the assistance services can be found at www.acegateleyuk.com but include:
* Subject to terms and conditions. Calls from mobiles will be charged at the caller's standard rate.
Chubb has partnered with a leading national law firm Gateley LLP to provide a legal helpline to assist our clients. Call 0845 250 8585 or visit www.acegatelyuk.com to find out more.
It is now compulsory for individuals to contact the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) before submitting a claim in the Employment Tribunal.