Whether you need advice on redundancy, discrimination, dismissal, bullying at work or representation at an employment tribunal our employment solicitors will fight to help you achieve your goals.
We will work closely with you and offer flexible fee arrangements to suit your budget. To help you keep an eye on costs we will provide you with a breakdown of spending at each stage and discuss your future options to achieve the best outcome for you.
We have many years experience and provide swift, practical and cost effective advice on all employment issues including redundancy; discrimination and equal opportunities; bullying and harassment; compromise agreements; disciplinary hearings and dismissal; restrictive covenants; and director termination and severance.
bullying and harassment
Sometimes bullying and harassment can amount to unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010, and, with our experience of handling discrimination issues, we are well placed to advise you if that is the case. More often however, bullying and harassment is simply behaviour which makes your working life a misery and may, in extreme cases, cause you to consider leaving your employment and claim that you have been constructively and unfairly dismissed.
If you have been given a compromise agreement by your employer, we can help. We regularly negotiate and advise on compromise agreements for our clients, whether to resolve a dispute with their employer, or to settle an employment tribunal claim, or to achieve an amicable resolution in circumstances where either the employer or the employee wishes to terminate employment.
disciplinary hearings and dismissal
Employers may invoke their disciplinary procedure for a number of reasons, including misconduct, poor performance, unsatisfactory levels of attendance, and poor timekeeping, and the outcome can range from an initial informal warning to summary dismissal in the most serious of cases. Whatever the circumstances, if you are involved in disciplinary proceedings, it is important that you understand your rights and obligations. Our employment solicitors can advise you on your rights and obligations during the disciplinary process and on the tactical and practical considerations which may make a difference to the outcome of that process.
discrimination and equal opportunities
Our employment solicitors have extensive experience of advising on equal opportunities and discrimination issues, which means that we are well placed to advise you if you have suffered discrimination in the workplace. We understand how difficult it can often be to prove that you have been the subject of discrimination and we can advise you on the use of discrimination questionnaires, disclosure, and other ways of identifying and evidencing that discrimination has taken place.
Our team of employment solicitors have expertise in drafting and advising on restrictive covenants and confidential information clauses and so are well placed to advise you on the restrictions and obligations in your contract, whether before you sign the contract or after your employment has ended.
We can also advise and defend you if you face allegations that you have acted in breach of a restrictive covenant, including representing you in injunctive and other Court proceedings. Our aim is always to listen to your objectives and provide you with practical and commercial advice which will enable you to achieve the best possible outcome, whatever the circumstances.
Whether or not a dismissal because of redundancy is fair will depend on whether an employer has selected the people to be made redundant in a fair way and on the efforts which an employer has made to consider alternatives to redundancy, including alternative employment.
However that is not always the end of the story. You may be facing redundancy in circumstances which do not seem to be justified, or where you feel you have been singled out, perhaps because of a poor working relationship with a manager. You may have been laid off or put onto short time working and want to understand what your options are. You may have been dismissed without a redundancy payment in circumstances where you feel that you are entitled to one.
Our employment solicitors have extensive experience of advising on redundancy payments, redundancy dismissals, and issues arising from redundancy which means that we are well placed to advise you if you find yourself facing redundancy or have been made redundant in a way which you feel may be unfair.
To arrange a discussion with a member of the team click here or call us on 029 2055 7200.