Employment Law and HR

Willett & Co Solicitors recognise that all companies adopt a slightly different approach to employee management. Larger businesses may operate a full internal human resources team, whilst in a smaller business, there may only be a single human resources person or perhaps none at all.

Employment law is a potential minefield for the inexperienced and uninitiated. It is one area of law that is constantly changing and is the most likely to be overlooked by an employer until a dispute arises.

Issues often occur quickly and the right things need to be said and done to control the situation. Employees are increasingly prepared to seek legal redress, as they become more aware of their rights therefore it is vital that employers stay abreast of developments.

With so many applications annually by employees to employment tribunals in the UK, and with the upper limits of some awards now raised to more than £50,000 (with some unlimited), employers need to be fully and properly advised about relevant law and procedures.

Businesses increasingly seek professional legal advice, just having the correct contracts in place and seeking legal advice early when an issue arises will save you time and money in the long run.

We can offer practical advice on all employment law issues including:

  • Contracts of employment
  • Data protection
  • Disciplinary action and grievance procedures
  • Discrimination for sex, race, disability
  • Employment tribunals
  • Family friendly policies
  • Maternity leave
  • Minimum wage
  • Paternity leave
  • Redundancy and dismissal
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Service agreements
  • Trade unions
  • Transfer regulations upon company acquisitions
  • TUPE including indemnities and warranties
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Whistle blowing
  • Wrongful dismissal and breach of contract

As a member of the Lawyers for your Business network we can offer specialist advice to small and medium-sized businesses with a free half-hour consultation. When booking an appointment please mention the Lawyers for your Business free half-hour scheme.

If you would like more information on employment, please contact us using the Contact Us link or Tel: 01284 701323 or by e-mail to: law@willettsolicitors.com.