Substantial new legislation was enacted under the Employment Act 2006 and secondary legislation introduced during 2007 and 2008. Whether you are a CEO, Director, Personnel Manager, employed in the Finance sector, shop assistant or a manual worker you should be aware of your own employment rights or those of anyone whom you employ. Failure to do so can result in penalties both civil and criminal, along with reputational issues. A good understanding of employment law is therefore crucial to the continuing success of your business or career, and never more so when economic conditions look increasingly uncomfortable. Early and reliable advice will in the event save you money and time, and can prevent irreparable harm to the future of your business or career.
Employment Law covers a wide range of positions, from the most senior and sophisticated to the most junior and vulnerable. For this reason we strongly believe that the unique mix of strengths spanning our employment unit uniquely positions us to promote, negotiate and ensure the best possible outcomes for the workplace and the staff. As well as advising on available remedies through the Employment Tribunal and High Court such as damages for breach of the employment contract, we have been regularly called upon to act in Mediations conducted for senior personnel negotiating appropriate severance packages, or guiding Personnel Managers through the hazards of disciplinary enquiries.
We can also advise you on all aspects of your staff manuals and procedures, whether you require standard terms and conditions of employment, or staff procedures unique to your business requirements. You may simply require a review of your manual as a matter of best practice with some simple updates, such as Whistleblowing Procedures, Corporate Governance provisions and Data Protection Regulations.