Employment law is a relatively fast moving area of law and can involve complex issues. Whatever issue(s) you are facing, either as an employer or employee, we can help by providing you with a personalised service from an experienced solicitor who will keep in direct contact with you.
We provide advice and services to employers and employees on:
• Unfair dismissal
• Wrongful dismissal
• Settlement agreements
• Contracts of employment
• Redundancy/re-organisation situations
• National minimum wage
• Working Time Regulations
• Maternity/Parental/Flexible working rights
• Sex discrimination
• Sexual orientation discrimination
• Racial discrimination
• Religion or belief discrimination
• Disability discrimination
• Age discrimination
• Marriage and civil partnership discrimination
• Pregnancy and maternity discrimination
So if you believe you have suffered from any of these issues or are facing such a claim, contact us now.
We can also provide a 'health check' on your internal policies. These can be important for instance in ensuring your business is doing all it can to avoid being vicariously liable for discriminatory acts by your employees. We can similarly assist with drafting contracts and particulars of employment as well as staff handbooks in terms which ensure your business interests are safeguarded. (For instance it’s now important to have a clear policy on use of the internet and e-mail at work).
If you have been dismissed without good reason, Qore Legal can support you in making a claim for unfair dismissal. We represent clients at all stages of the dispute resolution process. This can include negotiating on your behalf, including through the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), as well as issuing employment tribunal proceedings and providing presentation at the employment tribunal if necessary. We also offer advice, assistance and representation in pursuing other employment related claims, including for :
Alternatively, if you are an employer facing an unfair dismissal and/or other employment tribunal claim then we can help you conduct the most robust defence possible. Prevention is however often better than cure and we are available to advise on practice and procedure before you make potentially expensive dismissal decisions, helping to ensure you correctly take the required procedural steps. (Even if an employer has very good reasons for dismissing someone it is not uncommon for the employer to still lose at the Employment Tribunal due to having 'slipped up' procedurally). It is therefore important to ensure that you are procedurally correct in how you handle a situation involving an employee, particularly where this leads to termination of employment. This is therefore another important area in which we offer guidance and advice.