Employment Law for Businesses
In business quality advice is invaluable and our expert employment solicitors have vast experience working with large and small employers in Kendal, Cumbria and throughout the UK, meaning we can draw on our experience to provide practical legal advice on matters surrounding employment law for employers, directors and HR departments.
We aim to settle most cases without the need for litigation as this will reduce legal fees, but where necessary we will act swiftly on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome for your business. Our aim is to develop long lasting relationships with our business clients to provide on-going legal support on a range of employment law services, including:
Redundancy & Collective Redundancies
If as a business you need to make redundancies it is important you follow the correct procedures. The following situations could be considered as ‘reasons for redundancy’:
- The size of your business has reduced.
- You no longer require a particular office, or department.
- You no longer produce a particular product, or service
- A particular employee’s role is no longer required.
Making redundancies, especially collective redundancies, is a difficult decision for business owners and one that needs to be planned accordingly with no pre-determined results. Our legal advice will ensure the appropriate processes are put in place, protecting your company from potential claims.
Contracts & Company Handbooks
We have created contracts, company handbooks and policy documents for businesses operating across a range of different industries. These documents include:
- Contracts of employment
- Employee Policies
- Staff Handbooks
- Director Service Agreements
Often 'off-the-shelf' options do not adequately cover your business' requirements, so we will draft bespoke versions that protect your business interests.
Similarly, if you require contracts writing for consultants, or other service providers, then our experienced employment solicitors will draft contracts providing a clear outline of the terms and conditions expected from both parties.
Previously known as Severance Agreements, or Compromise Agreements, Settlement Agreements range from the routine, amicable settlements to complicated high-value contracts that require extensive negotiations. The purpose of a Settlement Agreement is to provide your company with the appropriate protection against future claims from an employee.
Employment Tribunals can be brought against an employer for a range of reasons, some of the most common matters include:
- Unfair Dismissal & Breach of Contract
- Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment
Disciplinary Hearing & Grievance Procedures
If you are needing to summon a member of staff to a disciplinary meeting then we will advise your business on the appropriate process, whether the reason for disciplinary is for misconduct, or poor performance attendance or timekeeping. We will work with you and your HR department throughout the different stages to ensure your business is protected, providing a legal presence at the disciplinary hearing if required.
Whistleblowing & Discrimination Issues
We will advise your business on the appropriate legal procedures if you are subject to whistleblowing and allegations of discrimination. Our employment solicitors will use their experience to protect your company from financial and reputational damage where possible.
Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE), protects employees when a business, or department ownership is transferred. As a business owner it is important you understand the effect TUPE will have on your sale or purchase. Expert legal advice is strongly recommended to assist in this complicated area of law.
Arnold Greenwood Solicitors have developed an excellent reputation in Kendal and our employment law solicitors work hard to maintain relationships with our long-standing clients. We are proud of this reputation and the cost-effective level of service we provide.
Do you have Powers of Attorney for yourself as part of your business risk strategy?
We can provide advice and protection against the risk to your business should you become incapable of making decisions for yourself.
For a free, no obligation consultation, please contact us on 01539 720049, or via the contact form.