Having difficulty with an employer? Feel you have been unfairly treated or discriminated? Mark Reynolds Solicitors have offices in Liverpool, Leigh, Runcorn & Warrington, call us for a free initial consultation on 0800 002 9577, alternatively, fill out a contact form to the right or go through to our contact page by clicking here.
Employment law can be complex but our solicitors will always get straight to the heart of the matter by providing professional, practical and down to earth legal advice. We are very client focused and offer a personal approach when dealing with your concerns. We will take the time to understand your situation and our aim is to achieve the best result for you as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you live in Liverpool, Leigh, Runcorn or Warrington you can visit our offices for friendly no-obligation advice.
Experts in Employment Law
At Mark Reynolds Solicitors, we can help with any employment law problem and have particular experience in dealing with both Employee and Employer Services. Our Employment Law Solicitors work on the full range of both contentious (such as employment law tribunal matters) and non-contentious matters (such as contract drafting).
Mark Reynolds Solicitors will advise and support you in relation to any difficulties you are experiencing as an employer, or an employee. If it is necessary, your case can be taken to a tribunal and our expert solicitors in Employment Law will be supporting you throughout the proceedings. We have 4 offices situated across the northwest; Liverpool, Leigh, Runcorn & Warrington and can do house call outs if that is suitable for you.
Our specialist Employment Law Solicitors will go through with you what is involved when making an employment claim, and we always ensure that the best advice and support is given to you during your first meeting. The employment tribunal is one of many options to consider, we can and will often advise you on the most cost effective solutions to resolve any issues you may be having with your employees or employer.
What you need to know about Employment Law
Employment law, sometimes referred to as labour law spans across a vast array of matters from initial employment contracts to dismissal. In order to stay within the bounds of the law, most if not all companies find it necessary to use employment law lawyers. Abiding by these laws ensures your company complete security if employment law tribunals were to arise and will deter these situations by keeping your employees content.
Regardless of their position, every employee will have either a written or verbal contract and as an employer you are required by the law to provide written evidence of the terms and conditions of their employment. By changing these terms without the knowledge of the employee you are breaching their contract which can cause legal issues. It is also mandatory that as an employer you comply with the minimum statutory requirements of pay which looks at minimum wage, working hours which looks at working time regulations and leave in terms of their paid holiday entitlements, also looking at sick pay statutory rights.
Any good employer knows that you need to respect all employee rights which is especially important when it comes to health and safety measures in the working environment. This is why providing your employees with the opportunity to belong to trade unions is extremely important. If a female employee has been employed for a certain amount of time, they are entitled to time off before and after giving birth and maternity pay. These statutory rights can also apply to adoptive parents and male employees seeking paternity leave.
A crucial aspect to Employment Law is the right to protection against any form of discrimination whether it be due to race, ethnicity, colour, sex, age, disability or nationality. It should also be noted that within the realms of sex based discrimination, gender re-assignment or marital status which includes civil partnership discrimination is also illegal. If a person, either employee or visitor to the company feels victimised or discriminated against in any way whilst on the premises, the employer is liable.
How to manage employees
It is required by employers to inform any employees of changes or redundancies within the company that will affect them. Having fair and completely transparent disciplinary and grievance procedures written is also a necessity. All employees should be made aware of these and your company should have senior employees in place who are trained in handling these type of issues.
Contact Mark Reynolds Solicitors
To speak to one of our employment law team members in our offices situated in Liverpool, Leigh, Runcorn & Warrington, please call us on 0800 002 9577 for immediate assistance. Alternatively complete our online enquiry form in the red box on the right or by clicking here to go through to our contact page.