Employment Law Solicitors Ledbury

Our employment law solicitors are well aware of the types of dispute problems that occur within a workplace. Such disputes can give rise to severe emotional and financial problems. Our specialist lawyers will provide you with a simple and efficient service.

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When we advise employee clients and directors on termination of employment, we use a straightforward language to ensure that the conditions of the contract are clarified and strive hard to bring you the best financial result.

Why use Redkite employment solicitors?

Employment law is a complex area to manage on your own. Redkite employment law solicitors excel in providing advice to employees. In a variety of conflicts, our specialist team will work alongside clients to obtain a positive outcome. Peaceful settlements help alleviate uncertainty,ensuring that workers are able to remain focused on their career path.

Please feel free to contact our Employment Team if you have any employment issues. Call us on 01531 632 226 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 offer support and practical advice for both directors and employees on a wide range of employment issues, which includes:

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

Fixed fees & legal insurance

Wherever possible, we will apply fixed rates. You will be notified in advance of the costs that will be incurred, which will enable you to weigh up the commercial benefit of your claim.

Who Do We Help?

Redkite Solicitors can help a range of employees and professionals from a variety of industry sectors including:

  • Board members, Directors and non-Executive Directors.
  • Professionally regulated employees, e.g. solicitors, doctors, dentists or allied health professionals and teachers.

Directors

Redkite has a team of legal experts with a broad level of expertise and practise in coping with complex problems relevant to appointing, recruiting and dismissing directors.

The services we provide include:

  • Appointment
  • Directors’ service agreements
  • Removal of directors
  • Compensation payments to directors for loss of office
  • Employment tribunal claims

 Recruitment

Recruitment processes must be carried out in compliance with the applicable employment laws. Employment law involves the selection process for all job applicants. If an applicant believes that they have been discriminated against during the recruitment process, it is definitely worth them seeking professional legal advice.

Employment Contracts

While certain employment contracts follow uniform templates, some contracts may benefit from high quality, specialist advice. Examples are where binding covenants are made, such as limits on future employment after resignation. Our employment solicitors will act on behalf of the employee. We will approach all contract negotiations with delicacy, to maintain the relationship between the employee and the employer.

Disciplinaries and Grievances

When employer takes disciplinary action against an employee, it is recommended that a dedicated Redkite solicitor be consulted for advice. During disciplinary proceedings, a person does not have all the requisite powers. A prosecutor can notify the employee of the measures taken by the individual before the disciplinary hearing takes place. In some cases, the presence of a counsel could either avoid or delay disciplinary action.

It is a drastic measure to file a lawsuit against an employer. At a disciplinary hearing, the defendant is constitutionally obligated to behave reasonably and not to respond to the allegation in a way that may be interpreted as victimisation. Many workers present a grievance, as circumstances in the workplace may have become quite unpleasant, and they have subsequently  chosen to resign. It is hugely important to seek legal advice before acting. It may not be the best strategy for an employee to lift a claim before leaving work.

Harassment and Bullying

We all have the right to be treated with dignity at work. If workers are harassed or bullied; the consequences are severe. Fortunately, employment law safeguards workers against this victimisation; managers have a duty of care. If an individual finds themselves in this unpleasant situation, it is crucial that they seek appropriate legal advice from an employment solicitor, to help to resolve problems and strengthen the working environment.

Discrimination

Everyone has the right to be treated with respect at the workplace, no person should be treated differently from his or her colleagues. Employers are required to treat their employees equally, whether on the grounds of wages or other working conditions, in compliance with the Equality Act. Under this statute:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Gender

Long-term Sickness Absence

Sadly, people occasionally get sick for a long periods of time or get badly injured. Many employees notice that after their sick leave right has ended, they are under pressure to quit their work. Obtaining legal advice on employment rights will help individuals to fully understand their rights and to make appropriate informed decisions.

Redundancy

In today’s uncertain world, a number of employees may find themselves in a position of redundancy. Redkite Solicitors will advise employees on employment law and will be able to ensure fair treatment of them. If a position cannot be avoided, the person will have their full right of redundancy.

TUPE

TUPE stands for Transfer of Businesses (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. This may happen when a business or service is transferred to a new employer. It is a specific area in professional employment law. Employees seeking legal advice will achieve an extra level of confidence from Redkite Solicitors, that they are treated fairly by the new employer and in compliance with the TUPE laws.

Termination of Employment

Typically employment contracts are ended by termination. This is the case where a specific bid notification is issued under the terms and conditions of the contract. If an employer dismisses an employee, a disagreement can occur as to the contractual basis for termination of employment. This may result in a breach of contract. It is necessary to seek timely legal advice in such situations.

Settlement Agreements

In cases where it is decided that the employment must stop, our Redkite employment solicitors will work hard on behalf of their client to achieve the best possible financial arrangement. Our team will ensure that the employee gets reliable legal advice and knows exactly what any settlement terms mean. Most deals include arbitration provisions or time limits on future employment.

Going to an Employment Tribunal

Our team of experts have a broad range of experience in taking successful cases to the Employment Tribunals. In most instances, our solicitor acting on behalf of the victim will first consult with ACAS and mediation. Dealing at this pre-litigation stage reduces the time and stress associated with pursuing a full case. However, if the Employment Tribunal believes that it is appropriate, Redkite would gladly represent the company with a view to obtaining the best result.

Peace of Mind with Legal Costs

Redkite Solicitors shall, whenever necessary, charge fixed-rates. Clients will always be told about future expenses before any casework starts. Any Client may have any litigation risk protected by an existing insurance policy. If this is the situation, our team will work closely with the appointed insurance company.

It is vital to have an experienced team of employment solicitors on hand, to advise and guide you every step of the way.

Call Redkite Solicitors Ledbury on 01531 632226 or complete our online enquiry form.

 

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