Employment

Employment Law

Employment Law is a fast changing area of law with continuous changes and updates made annually. A Legal Adviser will have years of experience ensuring employers have all the advice they need to keep up-to-date..

 

A Legal Adviser will typically assist with areas such as:

 

  • Contracts
  • Discipline and Grievance Procedures
  • Discrimination
  • Dismissal
  • Employment Contracts
  • Redundancy
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Staff Handbooks
  • Staff Policies
  • TUPE
  • Unfair Dismissal

Discipline and Grievance Procedures

Having procedures relating to Discipline and Grievance provides structure for a company in the event of these issues arising.

 

Straight forward and well structured procedures, including mechanisms for dealing with complaints, can help to ensure a business is compliant with the law and follows the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) code of practice.

 

Evidence of solid Discipline and Grievance procedures can be compelling at an employment tribunal, most likely it would prevent the matter reaching a tribunal in the first place.

 

A Legal Adviser will have plenty of experience with Discipline and Grievance procedures, helping their clients to achieve solutions that will minimise costs to the business and any disruption to the services they provide.

Employment Contracts

Failure to dot every lower case j and cross every t of your employment contracts has the potential to be costly. If contracts are Drafted correctly, they can set out employment conditions, responsibilities, rights and duties, creating the foundation for the employer/employee relationship.

 

Failing to follow the relevant contract regulations and the inclusion of key information can result in employment tribunal actions being brought by employees.

 

A Legal Adviser will work with you to ensure your contracts are bespoke to you and your company’s needs and cover every possible eventuality. They can also work with you and advise on how best to write up employment contracts, which will help to mitigate any risk of claims by either current or former employees.

TUPE

TUPE means the Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment regulations that protect employees if the business or company which employs them changes handsThe TUPE regulations mean that employees and any liabilities associated with them are transferred to their new employer. It is a complex piece of law and it is vital that businesses are aware of the procedures concerning the transfer of employees.

 

TUPE is not only the concern of big business and employers, but it can affect businesses of all sizes. It also applies to many different business transactions which is why it is essential to have the appropriate legal advice.

 

TUPE can apply to business and service provision situations such as when employers:

 

  • Out-source or make changes to services
  • Grant or take over the lease or licence of a premises and operate the same business from that premises
  • Sell or buy part or all of a business as a going concern

 

Employees will take with them the same Terms and Conditions of employment that they had with their outgoing employer, and that they also carry with them their continuous service. TUPE also protects against any possible change to an employment contract for an indefinite period of time.

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