Running an organisational design process, whether across part or the whole of your organisation, is time-consuming and it is often difficult to balance the business need to make change quickly with the legal constraints placed on the organisation.
We provide strategic advice at the outset of any organisational design process to ensure you can achieve business goals whilst complying with your legal obligations.
If you are contemplating an organisational design process, whether that is restructuring business areas, setting up a joint venture, outsourcing services or moving work off-shore, we will work with you at the outset to understand the key priorities for the business to achieve and provide strategic input into how these priorities can be met. Together we will design a clear process map to guide you through each step so that you know what you have to do and when you have to do it.
Where the organisational design process gives rise to redundancies, we can support you through any redundancy process, from helping to prepare key consultation documentation to advising on pools and selection processes. This way, you can be confident that any dismissals are fair and reasonable, protecting the organisation from costly Employment Tribunal claims which could undermine the cost-effectiveness of the design process.
Where claims do follow, we will have the knowledge and understanding of the process to help you robustly defend them.
Organisational design is part of Shoosmiths’ wider employment and immigration offering. If you would like help finding the right team or lawyer please contact us on +44 (0)3700 863 000 or contact us by email to [email protected].