Employment Legal Advice
Advice on Employment Issues in Yorkshire, Cumbria and the North East.
Our employment specialists provide valuable employment law advice for employers from a wide mix of businesses. We recognise that different employers have different priorities, and we’ll work with you to discuss and achieve your goals.
So, whether you’re a small and medium business, an owner-manager, or a national or international corporation, our specialists can provide comprehensive legal advice on employment issues.
Employment Law Legal Advice Helpline
Our qualified employment law solicitors can respond quickly to your demands for practical and convenient employment law advice either over the phone, video call, email or at a meeting (at your premises or any of our offices).
No matter the size of your business, creating comprehensive employment documents is a necessary yet laborious task. Our specialist solicitors provide employment advice for employers who need to create such detailed employment documents, from contracts, staff handbooks, policies, investigatory / disciplinary documentation and settlement agreements dealing with fair termination of employment.
Carefully worded documents can help employee relations and protect your business interests. We’ll ensure that employment legislation is followed carefully so your employment documents are legally compliant.
We are also well-versed in preparing tailored employment documents to ensure clarity and ease of use in your particular workplace. We’re confident in drafting practical and commercially-minded policies covering everything from absence management through to social media and internet use.
Our specialist solicitors are highly experienced in advising on and preparing employment documents for businesses of all sizes. This includes providing detailed employment contracts for senior executives and board members.
Disciplinaries, Dismissals and Grievances
Disciplinaries, dismissals and grievances can be distressing for both employer and employee. We offer practical and thoughtful advice on employment issues in order to minimise such distress, distraction and disruption.
As an employer, your disciplinaries, dismissals and grievances procedures must be fair and follow the ACAS code. The ACAS code is not legally binding; however, it is heavily influential in Tribunals. We are well-versed in the ACAS code and ensuring businesses are compliant and clear in their written procedures.
We also provide detailed employment legal advice on the practical issues to consider when dealing with employee disciplinaries, dismissals or grievances. We will ensure that you follow the correct procedure so as to best protect your business.
Our employment experts are confident in drawing up letters and guidance for employee meetings, tailored to your organisation. They are also highly experienced and can, therefore, advise on the possible outcomes of dismissal, disciplinary or grievance cases.
We can provide employment advice for employers who are considering dismissing an employee due to sickness absence, ill-health, misconduct, redundancy or poor performance.
Employment Tribunal Advice
If your employee makes a claim to an Employment Tribunal, it can be stressful, time-consuming and costly. Seeking Employment Tribunal advice from experienced employment solicitors is highly advised.
Our solicitors are experienced in handling Employment Tribunal claims. We offer expert advice on defending any claim bought in the Employment Tribunal, including for unfair dismissal, discrimination and TUPE.
We offer Employment Tribunal advice and representation at all stages of the claims process. We will carefully assess the strength of a claim in order to achieve the best possible outcome for you. We can also help to prepare Tribunal documents and witness statements and will represent you during the Tribunal.
Employers now have more flexibility to discuss an employee’s negotiated exit from the organisation. However, care still needs to be taken to ensure both parties part ways on amicable terms.
We can provide legal advice on employment issues that may lead to a negotiated exit, and advise on the intricacies throughout the negotiation process. We ensure that negotiated exists are handled carefully to avoid the risk of a claim in the Employment Tribunal. To avoid Tribunal claims, the negotiated exit agreement must be set out in a formal Settlement Agreement.
A Settlement Agreement (previously called a Compromise Agreement), is a legally binding document. Our specialists are well-versed in drafting, reviewing and negotiating such agreements in order to protect your best interests.
TUPE / Corporate matters
TUPE stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations. These regulations are in place to protect employees who are employed by a business that changes ownership or is transferred.
We provide expert legal advice on employment issues relating to TUPE. We can advise, in detail, on employment matters arising due to TUPE transfers and corporate sales and restructuring.
Expert Employment Law Legal Advice.
Our employment law team is highly experienced in providing employment law advice for employers in a range of industries. Seeking advice on employment issues, or potential issues, is extremely important to protect your business and its interests. If you need expert employment legal advice, please get in touch with our team.