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Change for Dorset Councils

Council staff across Dorset are facing challenges with the preparation of two new unitary authorities in the County. Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council will come into existence in April 2019.

Potential Issues

Times of change affect members of staff differently. Some look forward to, and are excited about, the changes. The thought of working in a new role with new responsibilities, a change of location of work and promotion perhaps is a positive step. For others, the thought of change and experiencing the change itself creates uncertainty where once there was stability. This uncertainty has a detrimental impact upon them, and others around them, as they struggle to deal with the change process. Colleagues, friends and family may be affected too.

It is important that affected staff are well prepared, and informed, during this period of disruption. Communication is key. However, the increase of written documentation and meetings, the requirement for staff to read rafts of policies and procedures on voluntary and compulsory redundancy, recruitment procedures and processes, may be confusing to staff and it is natural that this may create more stress.

How The Commercial Law Practice can help

Solicitor, Lisa Pharaoh, who has 26 years of experience obtained from working within local government, and from advising public sector authorities during times of change, has first-hand experience of the effects of change processes upon staff. She can sympathetically, and with understanding, advise those affected by change.

Lisa can advise on all employment issues including the recruitment and selection of staff, voluntary and compulsory redundancy, unfair and constructive dismissals. Lisa has extensive expertise on the drafting, and can swiftly advise on the content, of settlement agreements for all grades of staff.

If you are worried about your job then please contact Lisa (T:01305 544015 E :lp@thecommerciallawpractice.com) , at the Employment Team, The Commercial Law Practice for an appointment.

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