Fixed fees & legal insurance
We offer fixed prices whenever possible. You will be notified in advance of the costs, this will enable you to weigh up the commercial benefit of your claim. If you have any work-related questions, please contact us.
Who Do We Help?
Redkite Solicitors can help employees and employers 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
Our team of legal experts have a broad level of expertise and practise in coping with complicated employment issues, relating to appointing, recruiting and dismissing directors.
The services we provide include:
- Directors’ service agreements
- Removal of directors
- Compensation payments to directors for loss of office
- Employment tribunal claims
Recruitment processes must be carried out in compliance with the appropriate employment laws. Employment law includes the selection process for all candidates for employability. If the candidate feels that they have been discriminated against during the recruitment process, it is worth seeking professional legal advice.
Although some employment contracts have standard templates, other contracts can benefit from professional expert advice. These are where binding agreements are made, such as restrictions on future employment upon resignation. An employment solicitor shall act on behalf of the employee. It enables the delicate contract negotiations that preserve the bond between the employee and the employer.
Disciplinaries and Grievances
When the employer takes disciplinary action against the employee, it is advised that a solicitor be contacted for advice. In the process of disciplinary proceedings, an individual does not have all the powers needed. A solicitor can notify the employee of the measures taken by the individual prior to the disciplinary hearing. In some situations, the involvement of a solicitor could either discourage or defer disciplinary action.
Filing a lawsuit against an employer can be a drastic step to take. Like a disciplinary hearing, the defendant is legally obliged to act reasonably and not to respond to the allegation in a way that could be interpreted as victimisation. Many employees raise a grievance when circumstances in the workplace have become very unpleasant and they have decided to resign. It is important to seek legal advice before acting. It may not be the best strategy for an employee to raise a claim before leaving work.
Harassment and Bullying
We all have the right to be treated with dignity in the workplace. If employees experience harassment or bullying, the consequences are severe. Luckily, employment law prevents employees from this victimisation; managers have a duty of care. If an individual finds themselves in this unpleasant situation, seeking advice from an employment solicitor will help to solve the issue and improve the working environment.
We all have rights at our place of work, no one should be perceived differently from his or her colleagues. Employers are expected to manage their employees fairly, whether on the grounds of pay or other working circumstances, in compliance with the Equality Act. There are eight specific categories that ensure that employees are not discriminated against on the basis of age, gender reassignment, nationality, pregnancy, marriage or civil partnership status, disability, faith or belief and sex orientation.
Long-term Sickness Absence
Sadly, people often get ill or injured for a prolonged periods of time. Most employees find that once their sick leave privilege has expired, they are under pressure to stop working. Receiving professional advice regarding employment rights can allow people to better appreciate their choices.
In today’s unpredictable world, a variety of employees find themselves in a position of redundancy. Employees who are advised by a Redkite employment law expert will be able to ensure they are treated equitably. If a situation cannot be prevented, then the individual will always have full right of redundancy.
TUPE stands for Transfer of Business (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. It will arise anytime a business or service is transferred to a new employer. This is a specific area of professional employment law. Employees obtaining employment advice would gain an additional level of confidence that they will be handled equally by the new employer and in accordance with the TUPE regulations.
Termination of Employment
Typically work contracts are ended by termination. This is the case when a particular notice of contract is given, within the terms and conditions of the contract. If the employer dismisses the employee, a dispute may occur as to the formal grounds for termination of employment. This could result in a breach of contract, if this occurs we recommend seeking prompt legal advice.
For situations where it is decided that the employment will be terminated, our employment experts will work tirelessly on behalf of their client to obtain the strongest possible contractual solution. Our team will ensure that the individual gets accurate legal advice and understands just what the settlement terms entail. Most of the deals contain settlement clauses or time-limited restrictions on future employment.
Going to an Employment Tribunal
Our team of Redkite professionals has a wide range of experience in presenting successful claims before Employment Tribunals. In certain cases, the solicitor working on behalf of the victim must consult ACAS and mediation first. Dealing at this pre-litigation stage will reduce the time and difficulty involved with a complete trial. Nonetheless, if the Employment Tribunal were of the opinion that it is necessary, Redkite will happily represent the client with a view to achieving the best outcome.
Peace of Mind with Legal Costs
At Redkite Solicitors, we charge fixed rates whenever necessary. Clients should also be told of potential risks before the casework starts. Any client may have any risk of lawsuits covered by current insurance plans. If this occurs, our team will coordinate directly with the insurance company.
It is important to have a skilled team of Employment solicitors on hand to support employers. Should you have employment issues or disputes, please contact Redkite Solicitors today call us on 01646 638 222 or complete our online enquiry form.