It is to your advantage to have written terms of contract in place which protect your interests and provide certainty about your rights and obligations. We recognise the importance of keeping corporate clients informed about the procedures which are now required to be included in terms of employment.
We seek to protect you from making procedural mistakes which could otherwise turn a dismissal into an "unfair" dismissal for which the employee must be compensated.
Employment law is a fast moving and notoriously complex area of law. If you do find yourself in an employment dispute we aim to resolve it as economically and quickly as possible. In appropriate cases we seek settlements and negotiate compromise agreements which will avoid the time and expense of legal proceedings. This is particularly important in Employment Tribunal claims where you will normally have to pay your own legal costs, win or lose. The compensatory award in an unfair dismissal claim can be as much as £66,200 and is potentially unlimited in discrimination cases.
Our lawyers offer expertise in all areas of employment law, including:
- terms of employment including disciplinary and redundancy procedures
- claims for breach of contract
- compromise agreements
- claims for unfair dismissal and unlawful discrimination
- maternity rights
- the conduct of tribunal and appeal proceedings