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No area of law has changed as rapidly as employment law over the last few years and when you are faced with such rapid change it is very difficult to make sure your procedures and policies are up to date. The first step with employment law, therefore, is to do what needs to be done to minimise the chances of a dispute. We can help you by reviewing your employment and health and safety policies and documentation to make sure they are up to date.
If you do have a dispute, our experienced and capable team will ensure you have the best possible legal advice and representation from start to finish.
Business clients are offered a specialist employment law service which is practical and cost-effective with the needs of your business in mind. The employment department can draft and advise on all employment related documents including contracts of employment, disciplinary and grievance procedures and staff handbooks. We can also support in-house personnel and management teams, where appropriate acting on an annual retainer basis (please contact us for further information).
When problems with employees arise, our specialist employment lawyers are able to provide you with clear and concise advice and, if necessary, represent you at an Employment Tribunal.
Many of our business clients benefit from our tailored training packages and regular email updates.
Our Commercial Employment Services include:
Drafting of Employer DocumentationWe are experienced in preparing the full range of employer documentation ranging from one-off contracts or policies to a comprehensive suite of employment contracts and staff handbook. We can also assist with the implementation process in the training of your relevant staff.
Unfair dismissalWe can advise on all aspects of unfair dismissal or constructive unfair dismissal claims and have experience from both sides of the fence.
DiscriminationRace, Sex, Religion/Belief, Sexual Orientation, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy/Maternity, Disability and Age: Our employment team can offer expert legal advice and assistance in dealing with all aspects of a claim of discrimination, including the drafting of Replies and issues under the new Equality Act regime.
Compromise AgreementsWe can assist with drafting and preparing Compromise Agreements, as well as advising you on best practice for your discussions with employees.
Restrictive Covenants Clauses and InjunctionsThe employment team has particular expertise in High Court and County Court injunctions enforcing restrictive covenants on behalf of employers. We understand the need to move quickly in such situations and you will be assisted throughout by a specialist employment lawyer. We can also advise employers on the wording of restrictive covenants to be included in contracts of employment.
Disciplinary procedures and Grievance proceduresEmployers are required to have in place written disciplinary and grievance procedures. We can assist you both at the outset in drafting disciplinary and grievance procedures tailored to meet the needs of your business and when any dispute arises.
Redundancy and Business RestructureIf your business is contemplating a reorganisation, our employment lawyers can advise you as to your legal obligations and assist and guide you through redundancy procedures and consultations with employees and trade unions.
Employee BenefitsEmployee benefits vary widely however we can advise you in relation to a broad range of employee benefits including pension and bonus schemes as well as other statutory rights of employees.
Representation at Employment TribunalRepresenting our clients before an Employment Tribunal is one of our areas of expertise.