If your organisation is facing workforce issues such as resolving employee relations problems and defending employment claims, our experienced employment law team can support you through the process.
We know that clients come to us for solutions to workforce issues. Employment law is complex and our experienced employment law team can help your organisation navigate a full range of employment issues, from high-value discrimination cases to unfair dismissal claims, through to negotiating settlement agreements, handling redundancies and general employment law advice.
Two of the main areas we cover in employment law are resolving employee relations problems and defending employment claims.
We can help you with resolving employee relations problems
Whether you have issues with key individuals, or across the workforce, our team is trained to identify key legal issues and then to work with you to agree a solution. In some cases, that might mean a settlement agreement and, in others, it might mean a robust disciplinary or grievance process. Where trade unions are involved and relationships are strained, we have used a variety of strategies to help reach agreement or, where appropriate to bypass the unions.
We can help you with defending employment claims
Employment tribunal claims can be stressful, costly and time-consuming. We work with employers to handle claims in the most cost-effective and least time-consuming way possible. We partner with our clients to ensure they are using their in-house resources to complete some of the processes, such as witness statements, and can provide training if required - reducing the cost of defending employment claims.
If an employer loses a tribunal claim it can impact the organisation financially, and negative publicity could damage the reputation of the organisation. If an employer is unsuccessful in defending employment claims, they can be ordered to pay compensation to the employee or the employee could seek reinstatement. Our specialist employment law team draws on its extensive sector knowledge and experience and can guide you through each stage of the tribunal process, from the initial response to a tribunal claim, through to support with preparing witness statements and strategic advice on handling the tribunal. Our passionate solicitors are committed to getting the best possible result for your organisation.
We can also undertake a professional review of your procedures to identify any measures you could take to minimise and manage the risk of future tribunal claims. Our commercial and sector-focused approach allows us to see the wider issues when defending employment claims. All of our work in relation to employment tribunal claims is completed by qualified solicitors. Our solicitors are passionate about delivering expert support to your organisation to achieve a successful resolution to your people issues. With advice that is practical and clear, we work with our clients to guide them through every step of the process. Our experienced teams have extensive sector knowledge and experience to assist organisations through periods of uncertainty, change and difficulty.
If you would like further information about resolving employee relations problems and defending employment claims, or just simply how our employment law team can help you, please get in touch.
Anna is currently on maternity leave.
We have been recognised for the work we do
Would you know how to manage an escalating social media storm? Are you confident in your plans and policies for responding to, and managing, a prominent ‘scandal’ in your charity?
It is important that trustees are aware of the law relating to people who are transgender and those who identify as non-binary so that they can ensure compliance.
How does a media-savvy employer ensure a season of festive cheer but without mishap, damage to their reputation or harassment and bullying claims?
What do you do if an employee persists in raising the same concern, again and again, taking up copious amounts of management time and patience
Creating an inclusive and diverse workplace culture is no longer seen as “management speak” but rather as a necessity for success.
An issue being brought into public view in the latter part of this decade, thanks to a healthy handful of royals and celebrities, is the existence of hidden disabilities.
The Times is looking for three or four charities to feature in their editions running in December 2019 and early January 2020.
A recent case in the Court of Appeal will no doubt bring a sigh of relief for employers, but a corresponding sigh of disappointment may be uttered for equality and gender balance in the workplace.
A recent case stands as a good reminder to employers to be careful when distinguishing between pensionable employment under a pension scheme’s rules and employment under a contract of employment.
The gig economy, the tensions between it, and our more established ways of working are rarely far from the news these days.
To receive invitations to our events, as well as information and articles on legal issues and sector developments that are of interest to you, please sign up to Newsroom.