TWO professional firms in Huddersfield have joined forces to offer a new service to local businesses.
Law firm Eaton Smith and insurance specialist Eastwood and Partners has launched Employment Law Solutions combining employment advice from Eaton Smith and insurance from Eastwood and Partners.
The service aims to protect companies from potential claims which may be made under employment law.
The service was launched at a series of events attended by representatives of local businesses and hosted by Eaton Smith, which has its offices at High Street, and Eastwood Partners, based at Northumberland Street.
Employment solicitor Michelle Shore said: "Although there are similar products elsewhere, a partnership between two Huddersfield firms is unusual.
"Eastwood and Partners provides the insurance policy, underwritten by Hiscox, and Eaton Smith provide a full audit of the client’s employment practices. The aim is to reduce the risk of clients facing employment tribunal claims and if a claim is made, the insurance policy will cover the costs of contesting it and any pay-out resulting."
Michelle said ELS would help small firms that did not have their own human resources department and continue to provide HR support as those firms expanded.