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Employer protection policy

Insurance-backed protection against claims by employees

The unpredictable nature of HR issues means that forecasting and budgeting are virtually impossible. Good quality legal advice can become very expensive when you have a big issue to resolve. However, the cost of making a mistake can be even higher if an employee takes a claim against you to the Employment Tribunal.


Is this a lose-lose position for an employer? If you value top quality employment advice from experienced qualified solicitors, but also place a high priority on budgeting and spreading costs through the year, no matter what HR situations you may face... Frettens has a solution.

Spread the cost of HR legal advice for our business

Our agreed monthly retainer is tailored to your business needs and the contract lasts 12 months. This encompasses all of your legal costs plus insurance backed cover if any Tribunal claims arise.

What's included in the Employer Protection Policy:

  • Day to day legal advice, telephone support and face to face meetings when needed
  • Insurance against legal expenses and awards in the event of a claim against you
  • Continued representation by your solicitor from Frettens during any such claim
  • A “healthcheck” of your employment contracts, handbook and policies
  • Quarterly review call
  • Monthly employment law updates by email
  • Free attendance at our quarterly employment law training events and periodic seminars

Employment Protection Policy Quotation

Contact us if you would like a free initial appointment to discuss our Employer Protection Policy. You can fill in the form on this page, or give us a call on 01202 491737.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size company does this work best for?

There is no prescribed size of company that the protection policy works best for. The monthly retainer price is calculated to be based on the wage roll and history of Employment Tribunal claims of the company. This includes a legal advice fee and also the insurance premium. So, for a smaller company, employing only a few people, the monthly retainer would likely be cheaper than a larger company, with more staff. However, the policy is designed to protect large and small companies, at a price which is applicable to their specific circumstances.

Are pre-existing, ongoing matters included?

No, anything pre-existing is not included for the insurance against claims. However, you are of course able to use the retainer to get legal advice on the handling on any on-going HR situations that began before the protection policy was taken out.

Are we covered if an employee brings an employment-related claim in the county or high court?

Yes, you will be covered for any claim made in the employment tribunal or any court as long as it relates to the claimant’s employment with you.

Does it include cover for pursuing as well as defending claims?

Yes. Defending claims made by employees is covered by the policy. Also, if, for example, you need to make a claim against a past employee for breaking any terms of their employment contract, your protection covers making a claim.

Does the cover for employment tribunal claims only include the legal costs or does it cover any compensation awards made as well?

The cover does include compensation awards as well as the legal costs associated with defending or pursuing claims.

    Employment Law in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and the New Forest

    We have bright, modern and accessible offices in Christchurch and Ringwood, but our excellent IT systems allow us to work with clients from all across the country.

    All new clients can have a free initial meeting with one of our bright experts. These can take place over a coffee at one of our offices, by phone or video conference. Call us on 01202 499 255 or fill in the get in touch form on this page to arrange yours.