Employee Handbooks and Workplace Policies - MLP Law

Employee Handbooks
and Workplace Policies

Employee Handbooks are invaluable tools. They provide clarity on what employers and employees can expect from their working relationship and contain important details of the rights enjoyed by employees, such as “family friendly” rights like maternity and paternity leave.

They can also be used to promote an employer’s values, for example by promoting equality and diversity and demonstrating zero tolerance for discrimination, bullying or harassment of any kind.

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Employee Handbooks and Workplace Policies.

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We design bespoke Employee Handbooks which add practical value and promote your culture.
Our policies are jargon free and easy to understand and communicate to your employees.

Our services include:

  • Designing bespoke Employee Handbooks and Workplace Policies;
  • Advising on implementing and applying internal policies and procedures; and
  • Providing regular updates and reviews to ensure your Employee Handbook is always fit for purpose and keeping pace with Employment Law changes.

Our Approach

All of our highly experienced Employment Law solicitors are Legal 500 recommended leaders in their field, who provide jargon-free, commercial legal advice. We speak to you in plain English and provide specialist, practical and pro-active solutions for your business.

We take the time to understand your business and the challenges you face, enabling us to provide bespoke advice which is tailored to you.


Gareth was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and practical in the advice he gave me. The issue was resolved very quickly and to my full satisfaction. I am happy to recommend the firm for any employment concerns.”

Neil Hoskinson


  1. Why are workplace policies and procedures important?

    Policy and procedure documents allow you to outline the ethos of your business and guidance on a range of topics, which apply to daily working life for your employees. They are not usually contractual.

  2. What should a workplace policy include?

    The key benefit of workplace policies is that they can cover a variety of issues, tailored to suit the needs of your business. It is common, however, to use policies to set out expected standards of behaviour by employees, diversity aspirations and detail relating to sickness absence and pensions.

  3. What is an Employee Handbook?

    An Employee Handbook is a collection of policies and procedures, collated to suit the needs of your business and provided to all employees (as a physical copy or digitally) when they start working for you.

  4. Why can’t I just use the contract of employment to set out policy requirements?

    The contract of employment should be used to set out the key rights and obligations between the parties. However, non-contractual policies allow the employer more freedom to change practices from time to time without the risk of a breach of contract claim.

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Why choose the mlplaw team?

  • Unparalleled Experience and Expertise

We are vastly experienced, Legal-500 recommended
legal experts who live and breathe Employment Law. We provide no-nonsense, commercial advice, achieving
successful outcomes for employers.

  • Your business, your service

Your business is unique, as are the challenges it faces.
That’s why our approach is always as unique as your business itself.

We don’t like one-size-fits-all strategies. We’re all about crafting tailored strategies that fit your specific needs.

Communication is key. We’re fluent in plain language and have no time for legal jargon. We believe in complete transparency and proactivity, providing you with a clear path and fixed fees so you’re never caught off guard.

  • We are proactive and keep your options open

Most businesses only call their lawyers when things go wrong. By then, it may be too late. We know that prevention is always better than the cure. We work with you proactively to identify vulnerabilities, mitigate risks and ensure successful outcomes before problems arise. We save you time, money and the stress that comes with handling legal issues.

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