Staff Handbooks

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Staff handbooks are significant in establishing a structured and harmonious workplace. A staff handbook aims to set out an employer’s policies, procedures and rules. The handbook should also outline what is expected of each employee and what you can expect of your employer. This vital document serves as a guide for employees, providing them with a clear understanding of their rights, responsibilities, and the company’s policies and procedures.

Why Does Your Business Need a Staff Handbook? 

Legal Compliance

Staff handbooks outline essential legal requirements, such as discrimination policies, health and safety regulations, and employee rights, reducing the risk of legal disputes.


Handbooks establish consistency in how policies and procedures are applied throughout your organisation.


They are a valuable communication tool, ensuring that your employees are aware of your company's culture, expectations, and guidelines.

Conflict Resolution

Staff handbooks provide a clear process for addressing workplace conflicts, harassment, and grievances, helping maintain a harmonious work environment.

A well-constructed staff handbook typically includes:

Company Policies: Covering areas like equal opportunity, anti-discrimination, harassment, and codes of conduct.

Employment Terms: Information on employment status, working hours, leave policies, and compensation.

Health and Safety: Guidelines on maintaining a safe workplace.

Employee Benefits: Details about benefits, such as insurance, retirement plans, and employee assistance programs.

Procedures: Descriptions of disciplinary actions, grievance procedures, and how to handle workplace issues.

Additional Information: Any other relevant information specific to your company.

By entrusting Fairmont Legal to craft a bespoke staff handbook, you’re not only protecting your business but also creating a conducive environment for your