We offer a free 30 minute consultation under the Law Society Lawyers for your Business Scheme. We will help you manage employee relations in order to avoid disputes arising and, if they do, work with you to maximise your chances of a positive outcome.
Sooner or later even the best employers may find themselves at the wrong end of a Tribunal claim. Whether it’s unfair dismissal, statutory discrimination or one of the plethora of other potential claims, we will represent you. Sometimes cases have to be fought as a matter of principle. Sometimes a negotiated settlement may be appropriate. We will discuss these practical issues with you carefully and plan a strategy for resolving the problem.
It’s important not only to be an equal opportunities employer, but to be seen to be one. We can help you in this difficult area, including training, and advise you on issues such as spent convictions.
What would you do if your top sales-person left and poached all your clients? Good employment contracts are essential to protect the vital interests of your business, to be legally compliant and to ensure there is a clear understanding of the obligations of employer and employee alike.
We have provided advice to many employers on handling disciplinary procedures properly. It is harder than you might think to implement disciplinary procedures effectively. Many Tribunals make findings of unfair dismissal simply because employers have made basic procedural mistakes disciplining staff. We will advise you on disciplining fairly.
If your employer is working you like a slave, or failing to give you paid holiday, they may be in breach of the Working Time Regulations.
Discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religious belief is unlawful and can have a devastating effect on the victim. Few employers ever admit to discrimination or harassment and some will do it unwittingly. We have substantial experience in all types of discrimination claims and are skilled at presenting Tribunal claims.
Despite trying, some employees may find it hard to do their job to the minimum standard you require. We can help you manage this situation, either to achieve the improvement required, or to bring their employment to an end fairly.
Sadly, most organisations will need to make redundancies click here to see our page on redundancy or offer severance sooner or later. Though a common situation, employers often get it wrong. We will help you manage the process efficiently and fairly, minimising the risk of Tribunal claims.
Many employers are automatically defensive when an employee raises a grievance. This is a mistake. Failure to deal with grievances properly can result in discrimination and constructive dismissal claims or stress-related sickness. We can help you get it right and deal with this difficult situation in a positive way.
Our clients have used James [Carmody of Reculver Solicitors] for over ten years and have universally praised the advice he is able to give and practical help he is in often difficult times.
Joseph Robinson from Robinsons Accountants.
I would have no hesitation in recommending [Reculver Solicitors] to anyone looking for an extremely competent and commercially focused solicitor.
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