Redkite Employment Solicitors provides support and guidance for both directors and employees on various employment issues. These include:
- Contracts of Employment
- Disciplinary and grievance issues
- Long-term absence
- Termination of employment
- Settlement Agreements
Fixed Fees & Legal Insurance
We provide fixed rate fees wherever possible. The costs will be advised in advance to allow you to weigh up the commercial value of your claim.
Contact our Employment Solicitors if you have any work-related queries.
Who Do We Help?
Redkite Solicitors Cardiff can help a range of employees and professionals from different industry sectors including:
- Board members, such as Directors and non-Executive Directors
- Professionally regulated employees, e.g. solicitor, doctor, dentist or allied health professional and teachers
Redkite Solicitors Cardiff team have very high levels of knowledge and experience in dealing with issues concerning the appointment, employment and dismissal of directors.
We offer services in:
- Directors’ service agreements
- Removal of directors
- Compensation payments to directors for loss of office
- Employment tribunal claims
We offer directors a free, no-obligation initial discussion with our qualified Employment Solicitors who are expert in directorial matters.
It is important that recruitment processes are done according to the relevant employment legislation. Employment law covers the recruitment process for all job applicants. If an applicant believes that they have experienced discrimination during the process, seeking expert legal advice is a good idea.
Whilst many employment contracts follow standard templates, professional advice is advantageous for certain contracts, such as if it includes restrictive covenants, like post-resignation restrictions on future employment. An employment law solicitor can act on behalf of the employee. This helps any sensitive contract negotiations and protects the employee-employer relationship.
Disciplinaries and Grievances
If an employer takes disciplinary action against an employee, consulting a solicitor for legal advice is highly recommended. An employer does not possess all the relevant power in disciplinary proceedings. A solicitor can offer guidance to the employee on what actions the employer must take before proceeding to a disciplinary hearing. In some cases, disciplinary action may be prevented or postponed through a solicitors intervention.
Raising a grievance against an employer is a serious step. As with a disciplinary hearing, it is a legal obligation that the employer acts fairly and not react to the grievance that can be interpreted as victimisation. Some employees only raise a grievance when the workplace has become problematic and they decide they want to leave. Seeking legal advice before acting is important. As an employee, it may not be a good idea to raise a grievance before leaving a job.
Harassment and Bullying
All individuals have the right to be treated with respect at work. When bullying or harassment occurs in the workplace, the impacts are serious. Fortunately, employment law protects employees from such ill-treatment; employers have a duty of care. If an employee experiences bullying or harassment, it is important to ask an employment law solicitor for advice on resolving the matter and improve the workplace environment.
Just like having the right to be treated with respect at work, it is also important that no employee experiences any different treatment from their colleagues. Whether it is regarding pay or other working conditions, the Equality Act in place prevents these from happening by obliging employees to give equal treatment to all employees. There are eight protected characteristics under this legislation that ensures discrimination against employees is prevented. These include age, gender reassignment, race, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, disability, religion or beliefs and sexual orientation.
Long-term Sickness Absence
There are times people become unwell or injured for a long period of time. Some employees feel that they are under pressure to leave their job after they have used all of their sick leave entitlement. Getting legal advice on employment rights allows the employee to become fully aware of what options they have.
Many employees face redundancy in today’s uncertain world. To ensure that employees receive fair treatment, getting expert advice from an employment law specialist is recommended. Even if the job is not salvageable, the full redundancy entitlement can be received.
TUPE stands for Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 can be applied when a business is transferred to a new employer. It is a specialised area of employment law. Employees who are in need of legal advice will receive an additional level of assurance that the incoming employer is treating them fairly and within TUPE Regulations.
Termination of Employment
Employment contracts are usually terminated by resignation. This is when an employee gives notice under the terms of their contract. If an employee is being dismissed by an employer, there may be a dispute regarding the contractual grounds under which employment has been terminated. This may mean that the contract has been breached. In these circumstances, getting legal advice urgently is very important.
In situations where an end of employment has been agreed, our employment law solicitors are here to make sure that you get the best possible financial package. The team will make sure that employees receive reliable legal advice and fully understand everything during the settlement. Some settlements include confidentiality clauses or time-sensitive restrictions on future types of employment.
Going to an Employment Tribunal
Our specialist team of solicitors has significant experience in bringing fruitful cases to Employment Tribunals. The majority of the time, the solicitor working on behalf of the client will primarily engage with ACAS and mediation. When you reach an agreement at the pre-litigation stage, it can help reduce the time and stress associated when you pursue a full case. On the other hand, if an Employment Tribunal is essential, Redkite solicitors are fully preparedto offer support and represention for their client in order to reach a favourable outcome.
Peace of Mind with Legal Costs
Wherever possible, Redkite Solicitors Cardiff offers fixed-rate fees. Clients will be advised on expected costs beforehand. It is possible that some clients may possess a cover for any legal expenses through existing legal insurance policies. If this is the case, the team will communicate with the insurance company.
It is crucial to have an expert team of Employment Law Solicitors that can support you all the way. If you are facing employment issues or disputes, call Redkite Solicitors Cardiff today on 029 2049 1271 or complete our online enquiry form