Case Study from Pub Restaurant Ltd

Supplier: Avensure Ltd

Client: Pub Restaurant Ltd

Website: www.theoldqueenshead.co.uk

Pub Restaurant Ltd are a traditional public house dating all the way back to 1582, and they have enlisted the help of Avensure to assist with all aspects of HR and Employment Law. The Case Study provides a summary of the services delivered and how The Old Queen’s Head have benefited by using Avensure’s services.

About Pub Restaurant Ltd:

As one of the oldest domestic buildings in Sheffield, the
Old Queen’s head is a traditional public house full of character boasting a wide range of food and drink. Although the building is dated back to 1582, the beautifully renovated interior and the jovial atmosphere are right up to the present date.

Why did Pub Restaurant Ltd need HR or Employment Law Advice?

Operating in the hospitality industry we are at the coal face of customer service. It is essential that our employees are able to offer the impeccable service to our customers, in order to maintain the historic profile we have established.

To ensure that we maintain our excellent reputation we enlisted the services of Avensure who are HR experts so are well equipped to guide us on all HR and Employment Law issues we may face.

How did Avensure help Pub Restaurant Ltd address their HR issues?

Avensure have been able to offer us the support and guidance with all aspects of HR and Employment Law to ensure that our image and standards are never called into question.

In July 2015 we had a particular issue with a member of staff who was believed to have been taking money from the till, and ultimately seen on CCTV. This was a clear breach of the trust which we had placed in that individual and we were thankful for Avensure’s expertise on how best to address this under current Employment law legislation. Avensure gave us options to allow us to see which would be the best route for us to take. We chose to ultimately proceed to take formal disciplinary action for this alleged act of gross misconduct. Avensure guided us through investigation, suspension and ultimately the disciplinary processes. Our dedicated HR advisor helped us with Agendas and bespoke letters to send to the employee, and any other specific HR documentation we required.

We had particular difficulty getting the employee in question to attend the hearings and we were unsure how best to address this. Avensure worked alongside us, as we requested the employee’s attendance at the disciplinary hearing. Ultimately we were left with no option to proceed in the employee’s absence.

We were relieved that we had 24/7 access to an experienced HR and Employment Law adviser on the advice line, and also that we had the indemnity protection under the service. We felt reassured that help was always on hand.

What services do Avensure provide Pub Restaurant Ltd?

  • Bespoke HR Documentation: Contracts and Handbooks and guidance on implementation.
  • Immediate 24/7 advice on all ongoing HR and Employment Law issues.
  • Access to our own dedicated Employment Law Consultant, Ember Wong who is invaluable.
  • Access to a team with a vast range of experience in Employment Law Contracts and HR.
  • Insurance to cover all legal and tribunal representation costs including all compensation awards.
  • Barrister trained legal advisors.
  • Training to help us understand Employment Law and HR issues better.

What would you say to someone thinking of using Avensure’s services?

This situation is not something we have ever encountered before and we were very unsure how best to approach this, we wanted to protect the company and without Avensure’s guidance we would have been lost! This process is not something we have had to do before, and we were incredibly grateful for the support throughout and the assurance that we were complying with HR and Employment law.

Our dedicated adviser discussed each and every step with us along the way, and was always on hand no matter how big or small the question we had was. The service has been instrumental to our business, and has strengthened and professionalised our HR processes.