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Directors employment rights

How can you preserve your employment rights as a director and employee

In recent weeks we have been advising several directors (who also happen to be shareholders) of companies where there has been some sort of fall out with fellow directors (and shareholders) leading to that person being dismissed from their role as director and in turn their employment. In this episode 229 of the podcast I bring you a run down of the employment rights that apply to directors who are employees of the business.

I also cover my tips on avoiding disputes and how to resolve them quickly in the event of a dispute arising.

In this episode of the podcast we cover:

  • When a director is also an employee.
  • The rights of directors who are also employees.
  • Why you need to have an employment contract and clear terms in place at the outset.
  • The importance of company documentation.
  • Why you need to have targets and goals for directors that are measurable.
  • Why you should caution against dismissing a director from their employment merely because they are no longer able to be a director.
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Training for your Team

Would you like to arrange training for your team to reduce the risk of both unhappy employees and claims being made against you? Please get in touch for a no obligation discussion, we can offer training anywhere in the UK in person or delivered remotely via MS Teams.

Please drop me an email alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk

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As part of our HR Harbour annual subscription service for employers we provide guidance and training for employers, supervisors and managers. If you would like to know more about the HR Harbour Service and how you can get unlimited support from as little as £210 per month please contact me for a no obligation discussion – alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or you can find full details here: HR Harbour

Don’t forget you can contact us by telephone 01983 897003, 01722 653001, 020 3470 0007, 0191 375 9694 or 023 8098 2006

We have a variety of free documents and letters which are available to download here: DIY Documents

We are also on YouTube! You can find a range of topics and also listen to this podcast on YouTube here: YOUTUBE

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