We recognise that all companies adopt a slightly different approach to employee management. You may operate a full internal human resources team, or employ a single HR Manager who, like most small businesses, might just be you, the boss. From time to time, most businesses require professional legal advice for at least some employment issues. 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 in a constant state of flux, often due to European legislation.
As employees become more aware of their rights and are increasingly prepared to seek legal redress, it is vital that employers stay abreast of developments.
With over 130,000 employment tribunal applications each year in the UK, and with the upper limits of unfair dismissal awards now raised to over £60,000, employers need to be fully and properly advised about relevant law and procedures.
Our Employment Team provides practical advice on all employment law issues including:
- Contracts of employment
- Data Protection
- Disciplinary action and grievance procedures
- Discrimination for sex, race, disability, age
- Employment Tribunals
- Family friendly policies
- Health and Safety
- Maternity leave
- Minimum wage
- Paternity leave
- Redundancy and dismissal
- Restrictive covenants
- Service agreements
- Trade unions
- Transfer regulations upon company acquisitions
- TUPE including indemnities and warranties
- Unfair dismissal
- Whistle blowing
- Wrongful dismissal and breach of contract