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Problems at work

Our employment law solicitors are expert in practical solutions to help you move forward from a difficult situation at work. We cover: settlement agreements, contracts, redundancy, discrimination, unfair dismissal, grievance hearings and tribunals. Tell us about the problem today.

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Our employment law services

Talking to an employment law specialist is important to help you make informed choices. We recognise that each case is different and we will listen to you and understand your side of things. We’ll help you to work out what you want to achieve for you to decide on the best course of action for you to take. 

Settlement agreement solicitors

Settlement agreements are often used in redundancy processes and other circumstances where it’s not working out to offer payments to employees. These are important, legally binding documents that you need to take advice on as you will be signing away your rights. We explain the legal jargon and help you you understand the terms offered and can decide if they are right for you. 

Usually your employer agrees to pay you an amount of money in return for you agreeing not to take them to an employment tribunal. It is a legally binding agreement between employers and employees so if you are in this situation it’s important you get an employee solicitor to give you professional advice. Our employment solicitors are highly experienced in dealing with settlement agreements. We’ll work to make sure you get fair treatment and we might be able to negotiate a better deal. We know from experience that this is about making sure that you get the right deal to move on over all, whether that is in relation to a financial package, release from restrictions, an agreed reference or a dignified departure from work.  

Redundancy solicitors

If you're being made redundant, it’s very important to understand your rights; Tees can guide you through the process. Redundancy can come as a shock and our priority is to make sure you understand your rights and you're treated fairly. We will talk through the options with you and can help in a range of ways such as: disputing your redundancy where appropriate, assessing exit packages and settlement agreements offered (and negotiating on your behalf where appropriate) and consider your entitlements and how best to pursue unfair dismissal claims.

Call our Employment Law solicitors on 0800 0131165

TUPE transfer solicitors

If the company you work for is involved in a reorganisation, such as a merger or acquisition, you might hear talk about TUPE. The legal regulations set out in TUPE protect the terms in the employment contracts of the staff in the company that is being ‘taken over’. This is a complex area of HR law and we can advise you about how your rights are protected, if you find yourself part of a TUPE transfer.

Employment legal advice – a full range of services

Tees’ expert employment dispute solicitors advise employees on the full range of employment law issues they may face. Here’s a few of them:

  • Employment contract law – your contract is an important legal document which sets out what you are entitled to from your employer. Your employment rights are protected by UK law. In addition, your contract sets out other benefits, such as your pay, working hours etc.
  • Unfair dismissal – if your employer does not have a fair reason to dismiss you or doesn’t follow the right process, you may be able to bring a claim against them in the tribunal
  • Workplace discrimination – this includes discrimination on the grounds of disability, age, race, gender and/or sexual orientation.
  • Whistleblowing (public interest disclosure) - you have a right not to be subjected to a detriment or be unfairly dismissed for having made what is a ‘qualifying’ disclosure
  • Constructive dismissal – this is a form of unfair/wrongful dismissal when someone resigns because they feel that their boss has made their work environment a hostile one
  • Employment tribunals – a public body managed by the Tribunals Service which has legal authority to hear employment disputes between employers and employees
  • Family friendly employment rights – such as maternity and paternity leave, and flexible working requests
  • Grievance hearings – an internal meeting regarding a complaint; there are HR processes you’re your employer should follow to ensure you get a fair process

Let’s talk!

You’ll find our employment solicitors friendly and easy to talk to. We’ll be with you every step of the way and help you to get a fair deal from your employer. Give us a call for a confidential chat and let’s talk about how we can help.

For an initial chat, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch.

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What is a settlement agreement?

A settlement agreement is a legally binding agreement between employer and employee.  It would usually provide for a sum of money to be paid by the employer to the employee, in return for agreement by the employee, not to pursue any claims against the employer in the employment tribunal or courts.

The agreement will usually contain clauses relating to confidentiality and may also include an agreed reference and clauses relating to post termination restrictions.

It can be used in various scenarios including redundancy, disciplinary and performance issues or grievances and settling work place disputes.

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What does “without prejudice” mean?

It means that any discussions ornegotiations between the parties are confidential and “off the record” and cannot usually be used against the other party, if the negotiations break down and a claim is brought in the court or tribunal. An employer may also commence what is known as a “protected conversation” which is similar. If the employee has been placed under undue pressure or there is no genuine dispute, the discussions may not be “without prejudice” or protected from disclosure. Care should be taken in what is said in such communications, and you should seek specialist legal advice.

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Tees coronavirus update

We’re here to help you. We’re running as normal with our employees all working from home.

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Our top priority is to continue serving our clients and protecting our employees and clients alike.

We are open and working to help clients.

As a flexible and technologically-adept firm, we already had many home-working systems in place. We have now rolled this technology out to all our employees working for clients, so they can continue to work normally - and from home.

If you are a client, please be assured you can get in touch with Tees and we are still working on your case. To replace face-to-face meetings, we have the facilities to do video-conferencing, conference calls or just speak on the phone, as you need.

You can call us as normal on 0800 013 1165 or email us: You can also find contact details for all our advisers here. 

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