Do

  • ensure new employees commence with a probationary period of up to 3 months.
  • ensure all employees sign an employment agreement setting out the terms and conditions of their employment
  • periodically review each employee’s work performance.
  • have your sexual harassment and discrimination policies displayed in a prominent position.
  • ensure that your employees are qualified to perform the tasks asked of them.

Do Not

  • dismiss any employee in a harsh our unjust matter- ensure your actions are reasonable.
  • change the terms of the agreement verbally, any variations must be agreed & signed by both parties.
  • be afraid to tell an employee if their work performance is not up to standard. Always confirm in writing and keep a copy.
  • allow sexual harassment to take place amongst your employees, or You may be held liable.
  • take chances with Workplace safety. Penalties for a breach of the Occupational Health & Safety Act are severe

Please note:

You should not act only on the basis of material contained in these law tips because the contents are of a general nature only and may be liable to misinterpretation in particular circumstances. Do not act on any of the contents of this leaflet without first obtaining specific advice from your own solicitor or Eales & Mackenzie.