Charities, Trusts and Not-for-profit Organisations

Not for profit - but subject to the laws of any business.

It is a sad fact that charities, trusts and other not-for-profit organisations find themselves constrained by employment law and at the mercy of the tribunals or courts perhaps more than any other business sector.

How can it be right that a charity should be held to ransom by a disgruntled former volunteer, or that a care provider should face a raft of back pay claims when it provides a public service funded by local government?

These are just some issues which we increasingly find ourselves advising on.

Employment law does not discriminate – the rules apply to all employers alike. Unfortunately, several recent appellate court decisions have left employers in the care and not-for-profit sectors acutely exposed.

We regularly act for charities, trusts and other not-for-profit organisations, and have forged strong links with several charitable sectors. Some of our clients have been coming to us for ad hoc advice for a number of years, others have taken advantage of our Short Cover employment protection scheme to guarantee that they have comprehensive support in place for those occasions when disputes arise.

We are particularly attuned to the requirements and concerns within the care and not-for-profit sectors. Developing clear policies and procedures allows our clients to operate with consistency, whilst our in-house training and regular updates ensure that they can anticipate regulatory change and plan for the future.

But don’t just take our word for it – have a look at this link to the notes from one of our recent seminars.

Since this seminar we have had the holiday pay cases, new National Minimum Wage regulations and guidance, further TUPE reform and the introduction of Shared Parental Leave – all of which pose questions for charities, trusts and other not-for-profit organisations.

This is a sector we care about and one in which we have considerable experience. Don’t leave it to chance – contact us to discuss how we can work with your business.