Problems with a written statement
If an employee has a problem receiving their written statement, they could:
Try to solve the problem with their employer informally.
If this doesn’t work, take out a grievance against their employer (employers can also get advice about handling grievances).
Take a case to an employment tribunal as a last resort. In Northern Ireland, a case would be taken to an industrial tribunal.
The tribunal will decide what the employment particulars in the statement should have been.
If an employee wins a case about another issue (eg unfair dismissal), the tribunal may award compensation if there’s been a problem with their written statement as well.
Compensation can be 2 or 4 week’s pay although there’s a limit on how much a tribunal will award for a week’s pay.
Step 1 Check your business is ready to employ staff
Step 2 Recruit someone
You need to advertise the role and interview candidates. You can use a recruitment agency to do this or do it yourself.
As an employer you must make sure you recruit employees fairly.
and Check they have the legal right to work in the UK
and Find out if they need a DBS check
Step 3 Check if they need to be put into a workplace pension
You have ongoing responsibilities to check if your employees need to be put into a workplace pension scheme.
Step 4 Agree a contract and salary
When someone accepts a job offer they have a contract with you as their employer.
Step 5 Tell HMRC about your new employee
You must tell HMRC about your new employee on or before their first pay day.