Employment Law

UK and European employment legislation and an ever-growing body of cases make employment law one of the fastest changing areas with which all businesses have to contend. We act for owner-managed businesses, start-up companies, public-listed companies and senior executives, providing proactive and practical legal support.

Employment law advice to companies includes providing HR manager support, restructuring advice and strategic planning, as well as day to day advice through dynamic and sometimes volatile employment issues.

We have experience of policies, procedures and the drafting of agreements to assist our clients in achieving their broader business objectives. We aim to find solutions that are positive and provide solutions to your commercial objectives.

The main areas we cover are as follows:-

When an employee leaves, they may request that you write them a reference for their future employer. While providing a reference is not obligatory, if you are providing a coprorate (as opposed to a personal) reference, you will be legally responsible for what is written within it. Your policy on providing references must also be consistent, in order to avoid allegations of discrimination. For more information, please take a look at our Providing a Reference checklist.

We can also provide you with general assistance on a number of areas which can be of assistance to you, including

  • Compromise agreements
  • TUPE
  • Redundancy
  • Maternity
  • Discrimination