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Employment Law

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What IS Employment Law?

Employment law governs the relationship between employers and employees. In particular, it lays down strict rules and procedures that employers need to comply with.

Failing to comply with employment laws can lead to expensive and stressful employee claims. It can also ruin your business’ reputation, leading to problems with recruitment and employee retention.   

Having an employment solicitor on hand is essential in ensuring you’re dealing with your employees professionally, and in compliance with the law. This in turn, will reduce risk across your business, and make that dreaded recruitment process easier.

Employment laws are complicated, and they change regularly. If you have an employment issue, you should take advice from a specialist.

Our solicitors have the knowledge and experience needed to guide you through just about any employee-related issue you might face. They’ll also provide you with any documentation you need (such as employment contracts and staff handbooks) to help reduce risk across your business.

If you’d like to speak with an employment solicitor, get in touch today. 

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Our Employment Law

Our employment law solicitors can support you on just about very employment-related decision you’ll need to make. Here are just a few ways in which we can help:

Advising on Employment Law Rights

Employees have rights, and businesses should respect those rights at all cost. 

If you’re an employer, having a professional employment solicitor on your side can help ensure that you’re making the right decisions, and providing your employees with the rights necessary to comply with employment laws. 

We advise business owners, legal teams, HR teams, and anyone in between.

If you’re looking for employment law advice, get in touch. 

Employment Contracts

Preparing employment contracts is more difficult than you might think. They need to be tailored to ensure you’re not providing your employees with more rights and benefits than you intend. You’ll also need to ensure that the rights and benefits you’re offering comply with employment laws.   

We prepare both generic and bespoke employment contracts, to meet the specific needs of our clients.  

If you’re looking at recruitment, or if you’re simply looking to have your employment contracts reviewed, get in touch to see how we can help. 

Staff Handbooks

All employers should implement a set of policies that its staff 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 solicitors will address your business separately, and they’ll advise you on the policies you need to have in place to comply with employment laws, along with any other policies that would benefit your business. 

They’ll then prepare those policies in line with how you’d like your business to operate, and they’ll consolidate them into a neat, professional Staff Handbook.

If you’d like help with your staff policies, get in touch. 

Advising on Dismissals

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

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

Don’t take that risk. Speak to one of our solicitors today. 

Workplace Discrimination Claims

Discrimination claims from an employee can be disastrous for a business. They must be handled delicately and in accordance with the law. 

Failing to take advice from a specialist employment solicitor can mean you’re failing to protect your business (along with its reputation). 

If your business is facing a discrimination claim from an employee, get in touch. We’ll provide the advice and guidance you need, to defend that claim quickly and efficiently. 

Dispute Resolution

Disputes between employers and employees can be complicated and messy (but they’re sometimes unavoidable). They often affect the morale of other workers and take time away from business duties. 

We offer quick and effective dispute resolution tactics, to help both sides reach an agreement that meets their needs as quickly as possible.