Employment Law 2017-11-23T09:26:09+00:00

Employment Law

This area of running a business is debatably the most complex and the one which gives more cause for concern than any other amongst employers.

Employment Law is complex and constantly changing and the consequences of getting on the wrong side of it are potentially very damaging, illustrated all too well by high profile sex discrimination cases in the City or Local Authorities.

For an Employer

One of the most important assets of any business is its people. For this reason it is vital for a business to have the correct employment procedures in place so that hiring employees is not a matter for concern. We take the worry out of employment contracts, drafting terms for our business clients that are clear, precise and fit the needs of business.

We further explain the growing impact of EU legislation on the work place and advise you how best to implement your needs within this framework.

Should it be necessary for you to restructure your business, or part ways with your staff, we will help you find a middle ground that is acceptable to both parties and advise you on what consultations you should undertake and which procedures to follow.

Should you be accused of discrimination, on any grounds, unfair or wrongful dismissal, our team will advise you of the relevant law and its ramifications, as well as suggesting the best solution for you.

Our Team Can Advise Upon:

  • Recruitment and termination of staff
  • Employment contracts and staff handbooks/policies
  • Director’s contracts and bonuses
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Share options
  • Employee benefits and long term incentive plans such as the effects of a takeover/sale of the businesss and TUPE
  • The effects of a change of contracts (insourcing and outsourcing) and TUPE
  • The effects of a takeover/sale of the business and TUPE
  • Employment tribunal claims
  • Settlement agreements

For an Employee

Your relationship with your employer is as important to us as it is to you. We recognise that a special trust exists between an employer and their employees and that when there is a breakdown in this trust, matters need to be dealt with quickly, sensitively and professionally.

Should the nature of your employment change unexpectedly, either by a merger, takeover or the requirements of your job itself changing, we will provide you with fast, professional advice on the effect of this and the options now open to you.

Should your employment be terminated prematurely, we will check that all the necessary procedures have been followed and we will advise you on whether or not you are entitled to compensation (under your contract of employment or under statute).

Discrimination in the workplace, whether sexual, racial, religious or by way of a disability, is unlawful. We will make you fully aware of your rights and will advise you on achieving the best solution for you.

We Can Advise You On:

  • Settlement Agreements
  • Disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Redundancies
  • A change in your employer due to the business being sold
  • The effects of changes in your job description or title
  • Tribunal claims

Principal Contact

Elizabeth Cobb

Elizabeth Cobb

SRB Solicitors
Employees

If you have a Employment Law query please call us on 020 8891 6141

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