Advice for Employers
Our employment specialists provide valuable advice to employers from small and medium businesses and owner managers to national and international corporations.
We recognise that different employers have different priorities and work with you to discuss and achieve your goals.
Employment law helpline
Our qualified employment law solicitors can to respond quickly to your demands for practical and convenient employment law advice either over the phone, email or at a meeting (at your premises or any of our offices).
We can prepare tailored employment contracts, handbooks and policies to ensure clarity and ease of use in your particular workplace. Carefully worded documents can help employee relations and protect your business interests.
We can draft practical and commercially minded polices covering everything from absence management and the Bribery Act through to social media and website use.
We are experienced in dealing with detailed employment contracts for senior executives and board members.
Disciplinaries, dismissals and grievances
We provide detailed advice on the practical issues to consider when dealing with employee disciplinaries, dismissals or grievances as well as ensuring that the correct procedure is followed. We can help by providing letters and guidance for employee meetings as well as advising on the possible outcomes.
We can advise on the procedures to follow if you are considering dismissing an employee due to sickness absence/ill health, misconduct, redundancy or poor performance.
Employment Tribunal claims
We offer expert advice on defending any claim bought in the Employment Tribunal including for unfair dismissal, discrimination and TUPE. We can help to prepare Tribunal documents and witness statements, Tribunal preparation and representation and will, of course, carefully assess the strength of a claim.
Employers now have more flexibility to discuss an employee’s negotiated exit from the organisation. However, care still needs to be taken and, in order to avoid the risk of a claim in the Employment Tribunal, the agreement must be set out in a formal Settlement Agreement.
TUPE / Corporate matters
We can advise in detail on employment matters arising due to TUPE transfers and corporate sales and restructuring.
Please contact our Employment Law Team
Our key contact is Paul Hargreaves whose details are featured above. We look forward to hearing from you.