Understanding your workforce
The staff you employ can make or break a business and we understand that getting the best out of your staff doesn’t mean simply following the requirements contained in employment law legislation.
The policies you have in place, the training you carry out and the procedures you apply to your staff need to be relevant and appropriate to your workforce. We appreciate that all businesses are different and we will therefore work closely with you to understand your workforce and tailor our advice to provide the best solution possible for your specific needs.
Understanding your business
Your business is key and your staff are an integral part of your business. In a competitive market you will want to concentrate on the marketing and development of your business, including your staff. Employment requirements and staff issues can often be left behind in the wake of fast-paced business growth. In turn, this can lead to problems which end up costing you money and using valuable management time.
By getting to know your business, the challenges it faces and your key goals we can provide you with expert tailored advice. We won’t quote lengthy statutes at you and insist you implement irrelevant measures. We will ensure you have the right framework in place to deal with your staff and employment law matters so that your resources can be directed to where they are needed most.
Understanding your needs
Our dedicated team of specialist employment lawyers are on hand to help you with all aspects of employment law. Please see a list of topics we can advise on below. To find out more about the kind of service and advice we can provide, call us on 01732 224000.
- Day to day employment advice – Recruitment, Grievance and disciplinary issues, absence management both short and long term, stress claims, managing poor performance, working time, employment status and atypical working arrangements.
- Family friendly issues - Maternity and adoption leave, bonus issues, paternity leave, parental leave, time off rights and flexible working.
- Discrimination - Age, disability, equal pay, gender, marital status, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, trade union membership, whistle blowing, part-time and fixed-term workers.
- Employee privacy and data protection - Vetting, references, monitoring, security issues, dealing with subject access requests and retention of documents.
- Documentation - contracts and policy - Employment contracts, employment policies and procedures, service agreements, employee handbooks, employment letters, consultancy agreements and standard form documents.
- Severance - Negotiating severance terms, compromise agreements, garden leave and protecting business assets.
- Employment tribunal litigation & dispute resolution - Unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE claims, protective awards, family friendly rights and breach of contract.
- Business Protection - Protecting confidential information and intellectual property, bonus claims, team moves, breach of contract, commission, breach of fiduciary duties, industrial action, recovering company property from employees, restrictive covenants, garden leave and wrongful dismissal.
- Restructuring and effecting change - Redundancies, restructuring, outsourcing, change of service provider and in-sourcing, secondments, TUPE, relocations and closures, changes to terms and conditions and insolvency.
- Trade union and collective issues - Union recognition and de-recognition, collective bargaining, collective consultation, industrial disputes, European Works Councils and information and consultation bodies.
- Employment disputes in court - County Court and High Court cases in relation to breach of contract, theft of confidential information, breach of restrictive covenants and injunctions.
- Bespoke in-house training for Management and HR Teams