Our experienced team of employment solicitors provide advice and support to community organisations on all aspects of employment disputes.
Due to the complexities of employment-law employment disputes can and do arise, our specialist employment solicitors can work with you to resolve employment disputes efficiently. We work in partnership with co-ops, mutuals, social enterprises, community organisations and commercial businesses within the social-business sector to help manage, resolve and safeguard against employment disputes.
Our team of employment solicitors use their extensive social-business sector knowledge and experience to advise on many different employment disputes, from high-value discrimination cases and unfair dismissal claims through to negotiating settlement agreements, handling redundancies and general employment law advice.
When supporting our social-business clients there are two main areas of employment law we cover; resolving employee relations problems and defending employment claims.
Our employment disputes service
At Anthony Collins Solicitors we understand that employment tribunal claims can be stressful, expensive and lengthy. We work in partnership with you to ensure that claims are handled and resolved in the most efficient and effective manner, by qualified solicitors.
One of the most common employment disputes is when there are employee-relation problems between either key individuals or across the workforce. Our employment solicitors work with organisations to help them identify legal issues, devise a strategy for resolving employment disputes and reach a workable solution.
The solution will vary depending on the circumstances of the case, but could include arranging a settlement agreement, or a robust disciplinary or grievance process. In cases 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.
To keep the cost of employment disputes to a minimum we work with you to identify in-house resources that may exist and could be used to complete witness statements and other areas of the process. If training is required, we are happy to assist with the training of staff.
If you are unsuccessful in defending employment claims, a tribunal claim may have a negative impact on your reputation and you may be ordered to pay compensation to the employee or the employee could seek reinstatement. Our experienced employment-law solicitors work in partnership with social businesses to guide them 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.
We work with organisations to safeguard against the threat of future employment disputes to identify measures you could be taking to minimise the risk.
Anna is a partner in the employment and pensions team.
As the tight grip of lockdown eases across the country, the Government is producing swathes of guidance as to how this will look in practice.
We know that from 1 August 2020, the Government will “pause” shielding.
Government guidance on the new flexible furlough arrangements, published at 9.30pm on Friday 12 June.
The Government has announced changes to the newly extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CVJRS) and extended the payment of SSP in certain circumstances.
Katherine Sinclair and Libby Hubbard talk through the issues facing employers as they start to bring employees back to work.
The purpose of this 30-minute free webinar is to address how employers navigate homeworking; supporting employees whilst also ensuring that their organisation stays financially viable.
With the UK Government releasing its plan for handling the next stage of the Covid-19 Pandemic, all employers are considering when and how their employees will return to their workplace.
This last week, we have had three different pieces of Government guidance, one confusing Treasury Direction and some conflicting SSP Regulations
Under the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Treasury produced a Direction to HMRC on 15 April 2020, relating to payments under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
The Government’s new guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) was released late Thursday 9 April. Once again, it’s a mixed bag.
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