We understand that running a business can be time-consuming enough, without the additional work that comes with ensuring compliance with your responsibilities under Employment Law.
Our specialist lawyers are on hand to assist you with all your employment-related needs, including:
There is a wide range of issues which may arise in respect of your duties under employment law, including:
- Statutory entitlements, including maternity and paternity rights
- Health and safety
- Discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation
- Discipline and grievance
- Flexible working
- Transfer of undertakings, commonly known as ‘TUPE’
- Termination of employment
- Unfair and wrongful dismissal
Our solicitors can give you comprehensive advice on any employment related query, and can assist you in ensuring your business is fully compliant with the rules set out by Employment Law.
Contracts of Employment
Contracts of Employment are extremely important documents which, if properly drafted, can anticipate a huge range of potential issues. Contracts of Employment can also cater for confidentiality and post-termination restrictions in order to protect your business.
Our lawyers can draft or amend your Contracts of Employment, and tailor them to the needs of your business.
There may come a time when you and one of your employees wish to go your separate ways. A Settlement Agreement is a useful way to terminate your employees’ Contract of Employment while removing any risk of your employee bringing a claim against you in the Employment Tribunal, for example in relation to unfair dismissal or discrimination.
Your employee will need to agree to sign the Settlement Agreement, and financial settlements are usually offered as an incentive. The Settlement Agreement will not be valid until your employee has obtained independent legal advice.
Our lawyers can give you commercial advice on the best way forward, and draft Settlement Agreements which are adapted to the particular circumstances.
Employment Tribunal Claims
In the event that one of your employees chooses to bring a claim against your business in the Employment Tribunal, our lawyers can assist you in defending the claim.
We can advise you on your employees’ likely prospects and deal with all court paperwork. We will arrange for an experienced advocate, whether it be a solicitor or barrister, to attend all hearings with you and put all representations to the judge on your behalf.
Contact us today for a no obligation discussion about your employment matters.