Addressing an employee’s bizarre personal habits or gaudy Hawaiian shirts often falls to the bottom of a HR or owner / manager’s priority lists because they are embarrassed to confront the issue. However, avoiding awkward but necessary conversations can create bigger problems for the future, not just between the individual and management, but for co-workers too - office gossip, low employee morale or even a trip to the Employment Tribunal.
Likewise, entering into a potentially tricky conversation with an employee without proper preparation can lead to disastrous exchanges and from there, accusations of unfair treatment and discrimination.
We’re here to help.
At SA Law we understand the practical context of our employment advice and how hard workplace conversations can be to have. The issues which come up change over time, depending on where a company sits in its lifecycle. We believe in the importance of good communication. So many of the employment disputes we see could have been prevented with a careful conversation.
Our campaign aims to help employers address these tricky conversations head-on, with advice on how to prepare and what to do if it goes wrong.
“Let’s Talk About It” can often be the first step towards settling a workplace issue calmly and amicably.
Please get in touch using our hashtag #letstalk or email us at email@example.com.
We are always happy to talk about it.