Understanding and complying with constantly changing employment laws form the core of every business. Our team has a wealth of experience advising a broad spectrum of clients ranging from company owners, managers and HR professionals as well as senior employees and executives.
Whether you are a small company or a large corporate firm, we’ll take the time to understand your business and gain knowledge of your key goals and objectives. Our team will then provide cost-effective and bespoke solutions to meet your commercial needs.
Our solicitors can help you develop employment contracts and update your company documentation to adhere to legal requirements and meet your company’s needs. Such documentation is often key to resolving disputes and to minimising the threat of Employment Tribunal claims.
Not only do we provide advice and strategic guidance advice to avoid time consuming disputes that affect productivity, we can also overhaul your policies, provide staff training and handle any disputes and Employment Tribunal claims. This leaves you free to focus on managing your business.
Key Employer Services
- Contracts and Handbooks
- Settlement/Termination Agreements
- Disciplinary Issues and Grievances
- Employment Tribunal Representation
• Contracts and Handbooks
We are happy to review your current Employment Law documents (Employee Contracts and Handbooks, policies & procedures) to see if they comply with current employment legislation. We can then overhaul any existing documentation that you have, or provide you with the necessary documentation if you do not already have this.
We can provide you with, for example, bespoke employment contracts, director’s service agreements and contracts of service. We will make sure that your business is protected by advising you on and supplying you with, where necessary, confidentiality agreements and restrictive covenants.
In this current economic climate, it is understandable that the need to make redundancies may be unavoidable. If you are having to consider making redundancies, we can advise you on the best approach to achieve your commercial objectives within a redundancy process. By seeking legal advice and following the correct procedures, you can significantly reduce the risk of an Employment Tribunal claim for unfair dismissal.
• Settlement/Termination Agreements
Agreeing the terms on which an employee will leave your business can be crucial to the protection of your business’ reputation and in preventing future Employment Tribunal claims. We can assist you in negotiating the terms of an employee’s departure and in doing so ensure that your business is properly safeguarded.
• Disciplinary Issues and Grievances
We can guide you through any disciplinary or grievance process to ensure that you comply with the law. There is an important need to address any concerns you have about an employee’s conduct or performance whilst following the correct statutory procedures. We can advise on all areas that may be of concern, including but not limited to: discipline and dismissal procedures, grievance procedures, pay and bonuses, working hours, breaks and holidays, sickness absence, maternity, paternity and parental leave and discrimination at work (including your obligations to make reasonable adjustments). We will assist in minimising the disruption to your business and the risk of an Employment Tribunal claim. We will tailor our approach to your needs and advise on the best strategy to resolve your problem as efficiently as possible.
• Employment Tribunal Representation
In the event that an Employment Tribunal claim is brought against your business we can assist and represent you throughout the Tribunal process in order to secure a successful conclusion. We have significant experience of representing employers in all claims including, for example, unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, discrimination and whistle blowing.
We are sensitive to the issue of cost, and as a result offer a number of different funding options. Please contact us to discuss funding options in more detail.
Employment law is one of the fastest-changing areas, and as an employer it is vital you know and understand the legal position. We can design and deliver training to your managers and staff that addresses common employment law issues and/or areas of concern that you have. In doing so you enhance the ability of your team to deal with issues confidently thereby reducing the risk of disputes.