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Whether you’re facing an immediate crisis or just looking to get expert support in place, we can help with a full spectrum of people and safety challenges.
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Being Employment Law Compliant
If you often find that you’re not sure of the best course of action when faced with difficult employee dilemmas, or you’re conscious that your policies and procedures might not comply with best practice, Ellis Whittam can reduce your risk of claims through dedicated, expert support.
AbsenteeismBogged down in low-level absence or facing a particularly tricky situation? Our experts can help you deal with bogus absences, long-standing conditions that may be disability-related, and everything in between.
DisciplinaryWhether you feel completely out of your depth or just want the reassurance of a second opinion, we’ll find out what you want to do, help you explore options and risks, and work with you to manage misconduct quickly, effectively and in line with the law.
Employment TribunalsWorried about the rising threat of employee claims? We help organisations proactively reduce their exposure through pragmatic advice, with the reassurance of expert Litigation support should a claim arise.
GrievanceFrom setting up a grievance procedure to holding a hearing and managing appeals, we’re here to walk you through the process so that you can resolve issues quickly, compliantly and with minimal disruption to your organisation.
Performance ManagementManaging performance can be a large undertaking for time-poor managers. If you don’t have the time or expertise, our Employment Law and HR specialists can help with everything from process advice to policies and frameworks.
Managing COVID-19Furlough, self-isolating staff, refusals to work and even redundancy – coronavirus (COVID-19) has created numerous employment obstacles. Our free-to-use Coronavirus Advice Hub contains hundreds of resources to help you tackle these issues head on.
RedundanciesWhether you’re looking at single redundancies or collective consultation, navigate the process as painlessly as possible and limit the potential for claims with our end-to-end redundancy support.
Being Health and Safety Compliant
Health and safety legislation is vast, and if you’re not an expert, it can be all too easy to unintentionally miss the mark. Ellis Whittam can help you assess and elevate your current arrangements and give you confidence in your compliance.
Being COVID-19 Secure
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new biological hazard, and like all workplace hazards, it needs to be managed. Our free Coronavirus Advice Hub contains risk assessments and other useful resources to help you operate safely and compliantly.
Chemical and Biological HazardsFrom wood dust to cleaning chemicals, Legionella to coronavirus, professional support can help you to comply with a long list of regulations and ensure you’re taking all necessary steps to keep people safe.
Manual handling, lifting and carrying, display screen equipment. These ergonomic hazards can be costly if left unmanaged. Don’t have access to a competent health and safety person in house? Our outsourced support can help.
Exposure HazardsRepeated exposure to loud noises, vibration, radiation or temperature extremes can lead to chronic illness. With specific regulations governing these activities, expert Health & Safety support can help to ensure safety and compliance.
Fire HazardsFires happen in all industries and the effects can be devastating. If you’re not equipped to manage this risk yourself, Ellis Whittam can help through advice, risk assessment and trianing.
Safety HazardsFrom machinery dangers to working at height, take a proactive approach to workplace safety hazards and ensure risks are appropriately managed with our fixed-fee Health & Safety support.
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“I’ve taken Ellis Whittam into every organisation that I’ve worked with. I’ve introduced them to many teams and many colleagues and referred them with absolute pleasure because I genuinely trust in the service that we get.”
Debbie Jamieson, People Director
“We get a great deal of comfort and satisfaction knowing that we have support as and when we need it, in a decisive and responsive way.”
Richard Berry, Group HR Director
Bluestone National Park Resort
“What we recognised in Ellis Whittam is the background that they have. They are able to supply knowledge and experience in a number of disciplines, which enables us to develop our business in a way that’s safe, to do it on time and with a quality to it.”
Debbie Rainbow, Director of Human Resources and Health & Safety
“As the company started to get larger, we knew we had to protect our employees and our contractors both onsite and in the offices. Ellis Whittam is exactly what we needed to move the company forward.”
Joanne Beaver, Operations Director
“We have found Ellis Whittam to be responsive and aligned with our business in terms of our processes and expectations. Their pragmatic approach has proven to be a great fit – nobody wants to be fighting their adviser on basic employment decisions.”
Jonathan Green, COO
“Ellis Whittam supports our 280 staff members with Employment Law and Health & Safety and has provided quality management training too.”
Lisa Best, Head of Service Delivery
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Employment Law & HR
Difficult people problem? Struggling with the complexity of employment law, or simply strapped for time? Manage workforce issues quickly and compliantly with pragmatic advice from dedicated experts.
Health & Safety
Keeping on top of your health and safety obligations can often feel like a laborious and never-ending task. Reduce risk, protect employees and uncomplicate compliance with hands-on safety support.