Employment Law Solicitors Carmarthen

The Redkite team of employment law solicitors are fully aware that disputes in the workplace do occur. These disputes can lead to significant emotional and financial problems. Our expert solicitors will provide you with a sympathetic, friendly and professional service.

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Why use Redkite employment solicitors?

Employment law is a complex area to navigate alone. Redkite employment law solicitors specialise in advice for employees. The expert team works with clients to secure a positive outcome in a range of disputes. A swift resolution helps to reduce stress and ensures employees can get back on their career track.

Feel free to contact the Employment team if you have any employment issues on 01267 239 000 or complete our online enquiry form.

Redkite employment solicitors will provide support and practical advice for both directors and employees on a wide range of employment issues which include:

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

Ensuring you get the best financial settlement

When we are advising employee clients and directors on the termination of employment, we make use of clear language to ensure the terms of any settlement are clearly explained and work hard to get you the best financial outcome possible.

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.

Fixed fees & legal insurance

Wherever possible we will provide fixed rate fees. You will be advised in advance, of the costs, which will enable 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 can help a range of employees and professionals from a variety of 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 has a team of law specialists that have high levels of knowledge and experience in dealing with particular issues regarding the appointment, employment and dismissal of directors.

The services we provide include:

  • 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 specialise in directorial matters.

Recruitment

It’s important that recruitment processes are conducted in line with the relevant employment legislation. Employment law covers the recruitment process for all job applicants. If an applicant believes they have been discriminated against during a recruitment process, it is definitely worth seeking an expert legal opinion.

Employment Contracts

Whilst many employment contracts follow standard templates, certain contracts will benefit from expert professional advice. Examples include where there are restrictive covenants, such as post-resignation restrictions on future employment. An employment law solicitor can act for the employee. This facilitates any sensitive contract negotiations and protects the employee-employer relationship.

Disciplinaries and Grievances

If the employer is taking disciplinary action against an employee, consulting a solicitor for advice is highly recommended. An employer does not have all the relevant power in disciplinary proceedings. A solicitor can advise the employee of the steps an employer must take before holding the disciplinary hearing. In some instances, a solicitor intervention may be able to either prevent or postpone a disciplinary action.

Raising a grievance against an employer is a serious step. As with a disciplinary hearing, the employer is legally obliged to act fairly and not react to the grievance in a manner which could be construed as victimisation. Some employees only raise a grievance when things have become really difficult in the workplace and they have decided they wish to leave. It is important to seek legal advice before acting. Raising a grievance before leaving a job may not be the best strategy for the employee.

Harassment and Bullying

Everyone has the right to be treated with respect at work. When employees experience either bullying or harassment, the effects are very serious. Fortunately, employment law protects employees from such victimisation; employers have a duty of care. If an employee finds themselves in this unpleasant situation, seeking an employment law solicitor’s advice can help resolve matters and improve the work place environment.

Discrimination

Just as everyone has the right to be treated with respect at work, no employee should experience different treatment from their colleagues. Whether this is to do with pay or other working conditions, the Equality Act places a duty on employers to treat all employees equally. Under this legislation, there are eight protected characteristics that ensure employees are not discriminated against for reasons of age, gender reassignment, race, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, disability, religion or beliefs and sexual orientation.

Long-term Sickness Absence

Unfortunately, sometimes people become unwell or injured for a long periods of  time. Some employees find they are under pressure to leave their employment after their sick leave entitlement has run out. Obtaining legal advice on employment rights can help the employee fully understand the available options.

Redundancy

In today’s uncertain world, many employees find that they are in a redundancy situation. Employees that have expert advice from an employment law specialist will be able to ensure fair treatment. Even if a job cannot be saved, the employee can receive their full redundancy entitlement.

TUPE

TUPE stands for Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. It can apply when a company or service is transferred to a new employer. It is a specialised area of employment law. Employees who seek legal advice will gain an extra 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 employer dismisses an employee, there may be a dispute about the contractual grounds under which employment has been terminated. This may mean that there has been a breach of contract. In these cases, it is crucial to get urgent legal advice.

Settlement Agreements

In cases where it is agreed that the employment will end, our employment law solicitors will work hard on their client’s behalf to obtain the best possible financial package. The team will ensure that the employee gets accurate legal advice and clearly understands what the terms of any settlement mean. Some settlements contain confidentiality clauses or time-limited restrictions on future types of employment.

Going to an Employment Tribunal

Our specialist team of solicitors has a wide range of experience in bringing successful cases to Employment Tribunals. In most cases, the solicitor working on the client’s behalf will initially engage with ACAS and mediation. Reaching an agreement at this pre-litigation stage can reduce the time and stress associated with pursuing a full case. However, should an Employment Tribunal claim to be necessary, Redkite will happily represent their client to achieve the best possible outcome.

Peace of Mind with Legal Costs

Redkite Solicitors provide fixed-rate fees wherever possible. Clients will always be given advice on the likely costs before starting any casework. Some clients may have cover for any legal expenses through existing insurance policies. If this applies, the team will liaise with the insurance company.

Having an experienced team of employment law solicitors on hand who support their clients every step of the way is vital. If you are facing employment issues or disputes, call Redkite Solicitors today.

Contact us on 01267 239 000 or complete our online enquiry form.

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