Our experienced team of employment solicitors provide advice and support to social enterprises on all aspects of employment disputes.
We understand that while organisations can safeguard against employment disputes, they can still arise. We work together with social business organisations that are either co-operatives, mutuals, social enterprises, community organisations or commercial businesses to help them manage, resolve and safeguard themselves against employment disputes.
Our experienced employment solicitors will work with your organisation to help you navigate the complexities of employment law and have years of experience working on many varied cases including high-value discrimination cases, unfair dismissal claims, 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
Due to the complex nature of employment law and employment disputes, all of our work about employment disputes is completed by qualified solicitors.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors we understand that employment tribunal claims can be stressful, costly and time-consuming. We work in partnership with our social business clients to ensure that claims are handled and resolved in the most efficient and effective manner.
We know that employee-relation problems are one of the most common employment disputes that can arise and can involve one or two key individuals to the whole workforce. We use our extensive experience and knowledge to work with you to identify legal issues, devise a strategy for defending employment claims and work towards reaching a workable outcome.
The outcome will be different in each case and depends on the type of case, but may involve 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 an agreement or, where appropriate, to bypass the unions.
To keep the cost of employment disputes to a minimum, we can 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 the 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.
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