Legal Services Commission Quality Mark
We have a quality rating from the Legal Services Commission, and our team will advise you from the outset of your eligibility for Legal Aid or other funding opportunities, along with any financial implications.
Fixed fees & legal insurance
Where possible, we provide fixed fees. You are advised in advance of the costs involved, allowing you to weigh up the commercial value of the claim.
Employees and directors can be covered by their personal insurance providers for legal expenses. If so, we will liaise with your insurers to work on your behalf so that you can be secure in the knowledge that your dispute will be resolved by a local team, rather than by an anonymous call centre.
Redkite Employment Solicitors provide 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
Although directors of a company operate within the status of officeholders, most companies would allow them to sign an employment contract. This ensures that a director has the same privileges of employment as a regular employee. Redkite Solicitors will assist you as experienced employment specialists in managing problems that revolve around your promotion, employment and dismissal as a company’s director.
We understand that before, during, and even after their course of employment, employees face various challenges. In the case of employee disputes, our team of professionals will provide you with assistance when you deal with issues in an employment tribunal or disciplinary and grievance meetings.
Using plain English, our advice, guidance and legal knowledge about your employment is made clearly available to you in the best way possible. We make our services transparent and realistic so that you can determine which course of action is most suitable.
Recruitment procedures shall be conducted in compliance with relevant employment law. Employment legislation supports the recruiting process for all job applicants. When an employee thinks they have been discriminated against during a recruiting process, a solicitor’s legal advice is definitely worth seeking.
Disciplinary and Grievance
If an employer takes disciplinary action against an employee, it is crucial to contact a solicitor for advice. An individual does not have all the power required during disciplinary proceedings. A specialized Redkite solicitor can advise the employee of the necessary steps to be before the disciplinary hearing is held.
Raising a grievance on an employer is a serious step. In a disciplinary hearing, the defendant has a legal duty to behave reasonably and not respond to the allegation in a manner that could be interpreted as victimisation. Some employees lodge a grievance when working conditions have become very unpleasant and they have decided that they want to leave. It is necessary to obtain legal advice before acting. Raising a grievance before leaving work may not be the best option for the employee.
Harassment and Bullying
We are all entitled to be treated fairly at work. When workers come across bullying or violence, the consequences are serious. Fortunately, employment law protects workers from such victimisation because employers have a duty of care. When a person finds themselves in this disagreeable situation, having an employment law solicitor to obtain advice would help address issues and strengthen the working environment.
Just as everyone has the right to be treated in the workplace with respect no employee should be treated any differently from their colleagues. If this is for pay or other working conditions, under the Equality Act, employers are expected to communicate equally with their workers. Under this law, there are eight protective provisions to ensure employees are not discriminated against on grounds of age, gender reassignment, race, pregnancy and maternity, marital or civil partnership status, disability, religion or belief and sexual preference.
Long-term Sickness Absence
Unfortunately, people sometimes get sick for long periods of time or suffer injuries leading to long term absence. Some employees find that they are under pressure to quit their job after their sick leave period has expired. Obtaining legal advice about employment rights will help the client better understand their choices.
A number of workers in today’s unpredictable world find themselves to be in a position of redundancy. Employees who get professional assistance from an employment law consultant will be able to ensure fair and equal treatment. If a job can not be saved the employee can enjoy their full right to redundancy as well.
TUPE stands for Regulations 2006, on the Transfer of Undertakings (Employment Protection). This can happen when a firm or service is moved to a new employer. This is a specialist area in employment law. Employees seeking legal advice will obtain an additional level of confidence that they are treated fairly by the new employer and within TUPE Rules.
Termination of Employment
Employment contracts are usually terminated by resignation. That is when an individual notice of offer is issued under the terms and conditions of their contract. If an employer dismisses an employee, there can be a disagreement about the contractual reason for terminating the work. It may mean a contract breach has occurred. In such situations, it is vital to get immediate legal advice.
In cases where it is decided that the employment will end, our Redkite employment law experts will work tirelessly to obtain the best contractual deal possible, on behalf of their client. The team will ensure that the employee is given correct legal advice and knows precisely what the terms of settlement mean. Most agreements involve confidentiality provisions or temporary restrictions on future employment.
Our team of experts in Employment Tribunal litigation are highly experienced and efficient, so if you are considering bringing a claim against an employer, you can trust our help and expert advice. We are experienced in liaising with ACAS to discuss agreements and, should that be required, provide tenacious representation at the Tribunal.
Peace of Mind with Legal Costs
Wherever possible, Redkite Solicitors have fixed-rate fees. Before the casework starts, clients will also be told about the potential costs. Any client can have cover for any legal costs incurred with current insurance policies. If that happens the team will work closely with the clients insurance firm.
To support their employers, every step of the way, it is vital to have an experienced team of Employment solicitors on hand.
Contact Redkite Solicitors if you have any employment issues or conflicts.
Call us for expert advice and guidance on 01453 547 221 or complete our online enquiry form.