Our experienced team of employment solicitors provide advice and support to social businesses on all aspects of employment disputes.
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 committed employment-law solicitors work in partnership with social-business organisations to navigate complex employment law and resolve employment disputes.
We understand that whilst measures can be taken to safeguard against employment disputes, they can and do still arise and when they do we will work on your behalf to reach a workable outcome as cost and time effectively as possible.
Our specialist employment team has many years of experience of working on a range of employment disputes, from high-value discrimination cases to unfair dismissal claims through to negotiating settlement agreements, handling redundancies and general employment-law advice.
We work in partnership with co-ops, mutuals, social enterprises, community organisations and commercial businesses within the social-business sector to help them manage, resolve and safeguard themselves against employment disputes.
Our employment disputes service
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we appreciate that employment disputes are a stressful time for all involved, which is why it is imperative that they are resolved as efficiently as possible and with minimum disruption to the organisation.
We ensure that claims are handled and resolved in the most efficient and effective manner and all of our work in relation to employment tribunal claims is completed by qualified solicitors.
Employment disputes arise when there are employee-relation problems, either between one or two individuals or across the workforce. We use our many years experience and knowledge to work with you to identify legal issues, devise a strategy for resolving employment disputes and work towards reaching a workable outcome.
The outcome can be varied and will largely depend on the type of case and the individual circumstance, but may 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 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 of the reputation and you might 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.
Advisor on all aspects of HR and employment law.
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