Employment Law

Employers / employees don't mean to be difficult but sometimes they are.

Employment law is complicated, extensive, and detailed. If you’re a business owner, or if you have employment-related concerns, having employment law experts on your side is essential.

Our solicitors have the skills, experience, and dedication necessary to help navigate you through your employment law issues while complying with any applicable employment law legislation.

What Is Employment Law?

Employment law sets out how businesses must manage, oversee, and interact with their employees.

If you’re a business owner, failure to comply with employment laws can land you with expensive, complicated employee claims. Likewise, if you’re an employee, understanding employment law can help you establish your rights and determine when (if ever) you should take action against your employer.

In either case, having employment lawyers on your side is essential to ensure you’re dealing with your employment-related issues in compliance with the law, and with both professionalism and integrity.

When working with us, you can rely on our extensive experience and knowledge to help you resolve these types of issues properly.

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How Our Employment Law
Solicitors Can Help You

Our employment law solicitors can advise and assist you with numerous employee-related issues, communications, contracts, and decisions. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, we can help you with the following legal matters:

Advising on Employment Law Rights

Businesses should prioritise employee rights at all costs. If you’re an employer with a large team, having professional employment solicitors on your side can help ensure that you provide your employees with any necessary rights, in all of your business decisions, and as required by law.

Likewise, if you’re an employee, working with our team can help you build a compelling case, if your employer has treated you badly.

Our employment law team has extensive experience working through numerous employment-related issues. As a result, we provide sound guidance and advice for business owners, HR teams, senior executives, small startups, new employees, and anyone in between.

Employment Contracts

Drafting employment contracts involves extensive attention to detail and legal knowledge. At Shoredons & Co Legal, we can help your business develop protective and effective contracts, that comply with employment laws in the UK.

If you’re an employee, we can review your employment contract, and help address any issues, before beginning your new role.

Staff Handbooks

All employers should have a set of policies that the business, and its staff, need to comply with. Those policies deal with topics such as equal opportunities, anti-harassment, data protection, dress code, health and safety, and many others. Some of those policies are mandatory under employment laws, but others are optional.

Our experts can advise you on the policies you need to have in place to comply with employment laws. They can also advise you on any other policies that might be beneficial to your business. They will then prepare those policies in line with how you’d like your business to operate, and they’ll compile them into a bespoke Staff Handbook for your business.

Advising on Dismissals

Dismissing employees is risky. Employers need to ensure they have sufficient grounds before taking action. Failing to dismiss employees properly can lead to wrongful dismissal claims, unfair dismissal claims, and reputational damage.

If you’re a business owner facing an employee-related claim, taking advice from a specialist solicitor is essential to support and succeed in your case.

Meanwhile, if your employer recently dismissed you, we can advise you on whether you have a case, and if you do, we can guide you through the process.

Workplace Discrimination Claims

If your business is facing a discrimination claim from an employee, we can provide advice and guidance to help you defend that claim effectively. Alternatively, if you are an employee filing a discrimination claim, we can help you present your case to provide you with the best chances of success.

Dispute Resolution

Disputes between Businesses and their employees can be complicated and messy – but they’re sometimes inevitable. They often affect the morale of other workers and take time away from business duties. At Shoredons & Co Legal, we offer effective dispute resolution tactics, to help both sides reach an agreement that meets their needs. These resolution tactics may include :