What is employment law and how can it help me?
Employment law makes sure the rights of both employees and employers are protected and the relationship between them is fair.
Employment law includes a range of legislation such as the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Employment Rights Act 1996, the Equality Act 2010 and the Employment & Labour Laws and Regulations 2021. Legislation covers discrimination, dismissal, disciplinary procedures, grievance procedures, health and safety, holidays, maternity and paternity leave, notice periods, pay, employment contracts and more.
Legislation sets out the duties, which employers have towards employees to make sure they are safe and working in conditions that are conducive to productivity. There is a duty of mutual trust and confidence which exists between them and through legislation employers and employees share the same set of expectations which supports a harmonious working relationship and a shared vision.
Our employment solicitors represent cases for both employers and employees, and so we have a high level of expertise and experience from both sides. Our aim is to resolve issues quickly to avoid damaging conflict and to achieve the best possible outcomes for every one of our clients.
Employment law for employees
Everybody deserves to be treated fairly at work, but sometimes things go wrong. Workplace relationships may break down or perhaps you face the risk of losing your job.
Our friendly and helpful employment law solicitors are here to provide you with specialist help on hr issues including contract reviews, discrimination, equal pay, employment tribunals, redundancy, settlement agreements, unfair dismissal and workplace harassment. Whether you need representation in a dispute or you would simply like a second opinion on your contract of employment, we can help you.