Employment Law


Finding your way through the labyrinth of employment law can be complicated and overwhelming. Our specialist solicitors will guide you to the most positive outcome possible.

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Constantly changing employment legislation and complicated procedures can make employment law a significant challenge for staff and employers alike.

Our friendly and professional employment law team can take action on your behalf, taking the pressure off and providing comfort during what can be very challenging times. In turn, this can help you maintain your reputation as an employee or employer.

Based in Martlesham Heath, near Ipswich, Suffolk, we work on a broad range of projects and have a wealth of experience in dealing with disputes between employees and their employers:

  • Employment contracts and employee handbooks
  • Employment tribunal claims
  • Dealing with poor performance, ill health, misconduct and similar problems
  • Investigation, disciplinary and dismissal meetings
  • The employment law implications of transferring a business or a commercial contract (TUPE)
  • Non-competition terms in employment contracts
  • Relationships with trade unions
  • Complex situations with senior employees who are also directors or shareholders
  • Unfair, Wrongful and Constructive Dismissal
    • We very much appreciate that dismissal can be a very difficult and emotional time. Sometimes, dismissal may have taken place due to unfair circumstances or as a result of incorrect procedures followed by your employer. The correct legal advice can help you with initiating a claim or taking an existing claim forward. Our team have a great deal of experience in dealing with these issues and take the time and care to understand your concerns and seek the best outcome for you.
  • Discrimination at Work
    • Discrimination in the workplace can take many forms and is a very delicate and serious issue for all parties involved. If you feel discriminated against at work and need to make a new claim or take an existing claim forward, proper legal advice can take some pressure off of you by giving you someone to talk to in confidence and help you to achieve the best outcome.
  • Redundancy procedures (including large scale redundancies where collective consultation is required)
    • We understand that redundancy, or the possibility of it, can be a very stressful time for you and your family. It is important to remember that there are particular processes in place that your employer must follow when considering and making redundancies. They must also inform you about redundancy and lay out the information in a particular way. If you feel that an unfair or incorrect procedure has been followed and would like to make a claim, help from our team will guide you through the process. Our solicitors will be on hand to help and support you in achieving the best result.
  • Compromise Agreements
    • Compromising with an employer following a dispute or claim requires careful and precise negotiation. Compromise Agreements cover a range of issues and topics which have the potential to become very complicated very quickly including:
      • The legal Implications of transferring a business or a commercial contract under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 (TUPE);
      •  Non-competition terms and restrictive covenants in employment contracts;
      •  Relationships with trade unions; and
      •  Complex situations with senior employees who are also directors or shareholders.

 

Speak with our personal solicitors about your concerns and find out how we can help you.

Contact us, we are here to help.

 


“Your authoritative approach and effective cross-examination before the tribunal turned our case.”

Employment Law
Key Contacts


 

Dermott Thomas
01473 611211