Employment Law for Businesses
As an employer your staff are the most important asset that you have. Recruiting and retaining top quality employees is vital for the long-term future of any business. One of the major aspects of the work that we do with employers is to achieve best practice in the relationship between an employer and an employee and avoid problems such as tribunal claims happening.
We adopt a "prevention is better than cure" approach in working with our business clients to ensure that the structure and culture for their staff is the best that can be achieved within the overall organisation. This is tailored around the particular needs of a business whether many hundreds of people are employed or just a few.
The starting point is to ensure that there are proper policies in place to protect not just employees but also employers. This includes having documented grievance and disciplinary procedures in case action has to be taken against an employee. Should difficulties escalate into full blown disputes or claims being made it is vital that an employer has working for the business proactive and business like Solicitors who can advise on the claim and try to achieve the best outcome possible.
At Clapham & Collinge we pride ourselves on the work that we do with employers to include businesses and charities to achieve the best performance from their staff but also to protect employers from future claims. We can either work on a fixed fee arrangement or based on the time spent and an hourly rate of charge. Identifying and dealing with any employment law problems or issues with an employee at an early stage can save much larger legal costs in the long run should tribunal proceedings be pursued by the employee.
At Clapham & Collinge our team of experienced employment law Solicitors can advise on all areas of employment law including:
- Contracts of employment and creation of policies
- Grievance and disciplinary procedures
- Termination of employment to include dismissals and redundancies
- Rights of employees
- Discrimination claims
- Reaching agreement by way of Compromise or Settlement Agreements
- Q. What are compromise/settlement agreements?
- Q. How would a Settlement Agreement arise and what is the benefit?
- Q. Does an employee have to accept the settlement offer?
- Q. Can an employee suggest the Settlement Agreement?
- Q. Is the amount of money I have offered my employee fair?
- Q. Legal Costs
- Q. Can an employer or employee change their mind once a Settlement Agreement is signed?
- Q. What are Contracts of Employment?
- Q. What is a grievance procedure?
- Q. What is a disciplinary procedure?
- Q. What are Maternity rights?
- Q. What are Paternity rights?
- Q. What are adoption rights?
- Q. What is redundancy?
- Q. What does terminating employment mean?
- Q. What is an unfair dismissal claim?
- Q. What is wrongful dismissal?
- Q. What is constructive dismissal?
- Q. What is TUPE? - Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006
For straightforward and practical employment law advice, our dedicated solicitors will be delighted to help. Contact us today on 01603 693500 or email us using the 'Make an enquiry' form. Appointments available at our Norwich, North Walsham and Sheringham offices.
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'an excellent niche practice with a team of dedicated and professional solicitors' The Legal 500 United Kingdom, 2015 edition.
"Support through a stressful time, with a good outcome" Anonymous 2015
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