Employment Law Solicitors Cardiff

The Redkite Solicitors Cardiff team of employment law solicitors understand that disputes in the workplace can occur, which can lead to significant emotional and financial problems. Our expert solicitors will provide a compassionate and professional service.

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Ensuring You Get The Best Financial Settlement

When we advise employee clients and directors on employment termination, we communicate in a clear language to make sure that the terms of any settlement are understood and work hard to achieve the best financial outcome.

Why use Redkite Employment solicitors?

Employment law is a complicated area to navigate on your own. Redkite Employment Law Solicitors specialise in providing advice for employees. The expert team collaborates with clients to ensure a favourable outcome in a range of disputes. A swift resolution helps minimise stress and ensures employees can get back on their career path.

Feel free to get in touch with the Employment team if you have any employment concerns. Call 029 2049 1271 or complete our online enquiry form.

What our clients say

I was very pleased with the courtesy of the ladies who attended to my requests and particularly so at the time when I had my accident – they were extremely helpful.

Paul James' support has been invaluable in effectively progressing key contractual requirements. His knowledge and expertise in contract and procurement matters is exceptional. Would not hesitate to engage Paul's services again in future should the requirement and opportunity arise.” (dated March 2017).

The reason I used Redkite is that most solicitors don’t have the area of expertise that I required.

Redkite have provided assistance through several particularly difficult issues. Their advice has been professional, thorough and specifically tailoured to the needs of our business. The staff are approachable, knowledgeable and realistic in the advice they provide.

Redkite were recommended to me and I would do the same, fantastic service.

I have to say that everyone I have come into contact with from the receptionists to the solicitors have always been excellent. The advice I have been given formally and informally has always been clear and concise which is always a weight off your mind when you are dealing with the affairs of your loved ones.

Redkite Employment Solicitors provides support and guidance for both directors and employees on various employment issues. These include:

  • Recruitment
  • Contracts of Employment
  • Disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Long-term absence
  • Redundancy
  • TUPE
  • Discrimination
  • 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

Directors

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:

  • Appointment
  • 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.

Recruitment

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.

Employment Contracts

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.

Discrimination

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.

Redundancy

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

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.

Settlement Agreements

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

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