Employment Law

Walker Rose Solicitors Legal Services for Employers:

Handling Staff, it's just common sense, isn’t it? Sadly not……unfortunately dealing with employees is not as simple as hiring them, setting them up with a phone and pc and instructing them to work. 

Your greatest asset as a business is your staff.  If staff issues are handled badly or inconsistently within your business, moral will be low and dealing with disgruntled and complaining staff can cost you as the employer time, money, loss of profitability and in some instances credibility with your clients or customers.  

Employment law is an area of law that has an enormous volume of regulatory and statutory requirements for business owners.  Falling foul of your legal requirements can be detrimental to your business, its reputation and profit.  Walker Rose Solicitors are here to help!

Employee Contracts & Contractor Agreements, Employee Handbooks /  Staff Policies and Termination & Settlement Agreements  matters.  

Walker Rose Solicitors can also advise employees:

Are you starting a new job and need a solicitor to review your contract?  It can be easy to get excited about your new role and simply disregard your obligations post termination.  But don’t ignore them! If things do not work out and you decide the leave your employment, you may find that you have restrictions in place that prevent you for working in specific sectors and locations for duration of time.  Walker Rose Solicitors are here to advise, assist and negotiate any restrictive covenants your new employer is attempting to place in our contract.  

Once you are in employment, we provide advice and representation to employees needing guidance or assistance for internal proceedings, or looking to bring action in a Court or Employment Tribunal. 

If your employer has invited you to attend disciplinary or performance related proceedings, they must comply with the ACAS Code of Practice by; 

  • Setting out the allegations against you in writing
  • Carry out an investigation and provide you with the opportunity to reply.
  • If disciplinary proceeding is to follow, you must be notified of a hearing date.

Walker Rose Solicitors can assist you prior to dismissal by advising you on how to respond to any allegations and if necessary, we can draft your appeal against any disciplinary proceeding   outcome.   We can further advise you of any action you can take against your employer following dismissal.  This may result in lodging ACAS Early Consolidation proceedings, an Employment Tribunal or Court Claim.

Perhaps something has arisen at work that you are unhappy about and wish to raise a grievance with your employer.  Common grievances raised by employees include terms of employment, harassment, discrimination or pay and working conditions.  Walker Rose Solicitors pride themselves on taking the stress out of the process by providing straight forward, easily understood advice.  

Redundancy can be a very daunting time for individuals.  Walker Rose Solicitor are on hand to provide you with advice and guidance through the process ensuring your employer is treating you fairly and you receive the best possible resolution in the termination of your employment.   If you are selected for redundancy we can advise you on any proposed settlement agreement issued by your employer exploring any statutory payment you should receive and any restrictions your employer may impose following the termination of your employment.   We do not change you for advice on settlement agreements - we invoice your employer direct. 

 

Our Expertise

Walker Rose Solicitors provides astute legal advice and the drafting of legal agreements, polices and documents to address your immediate and on-going business needs.

We can assist, negotiate and draft agreement terms with the co-founders, investors, employees, suppliers and customers.

We can assist whether you are a new start-up or an established business.  We work for you to design ‘best practice’ doctrines ensuring and securing a smooth running and efficient workplace.

Walker Rose Solicitors provide sensible commercial legal advice and draft the agreements you need in place to reduce areas of dispute or at least provide a mechanism for the parties to resolve a dispute. We can help you grow and evolve safe in the knowledge that you, your business and your brand are protected and stand on a strong legal ground to move forward.

Our advice is always precise, resilient and affordable.

Get in Touch

To speak to us today -  call us on 0203 9739343 or send a message through our contact us page  or email us at info@walkerrose.co.uk

Our mission is to provide businesses, and their owners, with quality legal assistance in the most cost effective way