An introduction to UK employment law for Canadian Businesses

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There are many differences between Canadian and UK employment law. This note sets out a précis of some of the issues that Canadian businesses may wish to bear in mind when establishing or furthering a commercial presence in the UK, where such activity involves employing staff.

This note provides a short introduction to:

• Employment contracts in England and Wales, and how to protect your business;

• Staff Handbooks, and HR policies;

• Employee status;

• An overview of the most common employment related employment tribunal claims (and the level of damages awarded).

For further information please contact - philip@bargatemurray.com

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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