Employment

Employment for Businesses

We recognise that all companies adopt a slightly different approach to employee management. You may operate a full internal human resources team or whether it's just you, the single human resources person or, like most small businesses, you, the boss does it all. At some time most businesses should seek professional legal advice for at least some employment issue. In the long run it can save you time and money.

Employment law is a potential minefield for the inexperienced and uninitiated. It is one area of law that is probably seems to you to be in a constant state of flux, often because of the European Community angle.

As employees become more aware of their rights and become increasingly prepared to seek legal redress, it is vital that employers stay abreast of developments.

With over 130,000 applications annually by employees to employment tribunals in the UK, and with the upper limits of some awards now raised to more than £50,000 (with some unlimited), employers need to be fully and properly advised about relevant law and procedures.

Have you been made redundant, unfairly dismissed or forced out by your employer? Strange as it might seem, your rights might not always be as obvious as you might think.

We can advise and explain, in plain, straightforward English, what your rights are and how you can use them to your advantage. We specialise in giving sensible, timely, practical advice when you need it to help you choose the best course of action going forward.

We can apply own extensive knowledge, skills and experience to help resolve the specific issues which you are facing and provide as much or as little help as you require. We recognise that there are various complexities in any employment situation and will analyse the issues and make suitable recommendations to you. Dependent upon the situation, options may involve legal processes or a solution designed to avoid legal conflict e.g. some kind of mediation.

There are usually several routes to finding a solution and we prefer to explore these with you before choosing a solution. We aim to ensure that you are comfortable with any specific course of action and that it is the best option to achieve your objectives. If we feel that your objectives are unobtainable or unreasonable, we will say so.

We provide practical advice on all employment law issues including:

  • Contracts of employment
  • Disciplinary action and grievance procedures
  • Discrimination for sex, race, disability
  • Employment Tribunals
  • Maternity leave
  • Minimum wage
  • Paternity leave
  • Redundancy and dismissal
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Service agreements
  • Transfer regulations upon company acquisitions
  • TUPE including indemnities and warranties
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Whistle blowing
  • Wrongful dismissal and breach of contract

Useful Sites

Acas - www.acas.org.uk

Tribunal Service, Employment - www.employmenttribunals.gov.uk

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