When I start working with companies and ask if they have contracts in place, they reply like the Tesco customer: “Well it says it’s a contract, so it must be, mustn’t it?”. But as meat buyers are now unfortunately discovering, beef is not beef, it’s horsemeat!
The same with contracts. A cobbled together, out of date contract brought with you from a previous employer and “tweaked”, could be much more toxic to your business than eating horsemeat is to our sensitivities! At least eating horsemeat won’t cost you ££££££ in legal fees!
Illegal and void clauses, changes in the law that you haven’t integrated, even simple omissions are all bad news. And you don’t want to have a “refusal” when you have the fence of a serious staff issue to get over.
But don’t worry, I have my own “horsemeat testing kit” for contracts – the Tribunal Audit!
I will be able to let you know if you have “beef” in your contract, and what you can do about it if it is actually horsemeat.
Just send your contract (and handbook if you have one) over to me by email, and I will book your free tribunal audit. Alternatively give me a call to book – 01491 699 555.
PS This offer only “runs” till the end of February, when we will all be switching to Quorn to make sure we don’t eat any more sweet lovely animals (inadvertently)!