EMPLOYMENT

Problems at work can be stressful, upsetting and difficult to deal with. We are able to provide help and support to guide you through your options and help to reach a satisfactory outcome.

As one of the regions leading employment teams, listed in the Legal 500 and led by Partner Maeve Vickery, we act for employees in a wide range of circumstances covering all aspects of your employment from changes to terms and conditions to dismissal as well as when there are changes to the business such as restructures, redundancies and changes of business ownership.

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Where we can help:

  • Absence from work
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Business reorganisation
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Changes to terms and conditions
  • Disciplinary and grievance processes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Tribunal Proceedings
  • Ill health absence 
  • Negotiating severance packages
  • Performance management
  • Problems with colleagues or management
  • Protective awards
  • Redundancy
  • Settlement Agreements
  • TUPE – transfer of ownership of the business
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Whistleblowing

Attendance issues/absence from work

Has your employer got a problem with your attendance at work? Are you worried about attending work in the light of CV19 and your employer is pressurising you to attend? We can help you understand your rights and options.

Bullying and harassment

Are you subjected to bullying and harassment at work? We understand how difficult these situations can be and can advise you on your rights and help you plan how best to tackle this to get the outcome you seek.

Business Reorganisation

Are your employers making changes in the business, the workforce or your role? We can advise on your options and your rights.

Changes to Terms and Conditions

Are your employers changing your terms and conditions? We can advise on whether things are being done properly and your options.

Constructive dismissal

Have your employers put you in a position where you felt you had to resign? We can advise you on whether you could claim constructive unfair dismissal and what steps you need to take.

Disciplinary processes

Getting the right advice before a disciplinary hearing can make the difference between remaining in employment and being dismissed, as well as whether to look to negotiate an exit package before any such decision is reached. We can help you work out the best way forward.

Discrimination

Have you suffered from discrimination at work? We understand how difficult these situations can be and can advise you on your rights and help you plan how best to tackle this to get the outcome you seek.

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

We provide specialist advice and support. If you think you may have a claim speak to us and we can advise on your position and how best to proceed.

Grievance processes

Whether you are thinking of bringing a grievance, have brought one or had one brought against you we can help you plan how best to approach this to achieve the outcome you are seeking.

Ill health absence

Are there issues with your attendance at work due to your ill health? Has your employer commenced an ill health absence procedure? We can advise on your rights and options.

Negotiating Severance Packages

If you are thinking of leaving your current employment we can advise on the best way to approach this and negotiate with your employer to agree a severance package.

Performance management

Have you been put under a performance review? This can be a worrying time - we can provide help with what this might mean and your options.

Problems with colleagues or management

We can assist in working out the best way for you to approach these sorts of difficult situations to get to the best outcome.

Protective Awards

If you and a group of your colleagues are being made redundant or your employment is being transferred to a new employer there is an obligation for your employer to carry out consultation and you can be entitled to an award from the Employment Tribunal if this does not happen. We can advise on your rights and help with any claim.

Redundancy

If you are affected by planned redundancies or have been made redundant we can advise on whether the right legal and consultation procedures have been followed and your options and rights.

Settlement Agreements

Have you been asked to enter into a settlement agreement to agree terms to bring your employment to an end? We can advise you on the agreement and negotiate on your behalf.

TUPE – transfer of ownership of the business

If your employer is changing due to a business sale or purchase are entitled to remain on your existing terms and conditions unless exceptions apply. You should also be involved in a consultation process. Our specialist advisers can help you understand your rights and options.

Unfair Dismissal

Have you been dismissed? Did your employers follow the right procedure? Did they treat you failrly? We can advise you on whether you have a claim and what steps you need to take.

Whistleblowing

Have you been treated less favourably or dismissed because you have brought something to light and are not sure what to do or whether you have a claim? We can help.

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