Employment issues

Tees’ expert employment solicitors advise employers and employees on the full range of employment law issues they may face in managing their working relationships.

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Employment and HR law

All businesses and organisations rely on their employees to make them successful. At Tees we are experts in HR law and we will help you to make the most of your people. Employment law is all about the relationship between businesses and their employees, and it’s not something that any business can afford to ignore. If you get it right, your business runs smoothly with happy, motivated staff working hard to help you achieve your business objectives.  If you get it wrong every manager knows how hard it is to keep the wheels turning when your people are unhappy, angry, mistrustful and walking out of the door.  Getting it wrong can also cost you a lot of money if you lose an employment case at a tribunal.

Call us to make sure you get it right and keep your people working positively in your business. 

When you call us, the HR lawyer working with you and your business team will listen carefully to what you want to achieve. They will ask questions to find out what the current problems are so we can set out your best options for a positive outcome.

Our employment law expertise – a full range of services

Our employment law specialists are experienced in working with a wide range of small and medium-sized businesses as well as start-ups and public institutions such as schools, colleges and NHS trusts.  Our lawyers advise employers on the full range of employment and HR law issues they may face. Here’s a few of them:

  • Creating effective HR policies – these are core to your working practices. If you get them right, you can enjoy  more peaceful and effective working environment which supports your business to thrive
  • Settlement agreements and exit packages – We appreciate that if things aren’t working out with an employee you sometimes need to make commercial decisions about parting company. At Tees we are expert in advising you when to use settlement agreements and helping you to negotiate these as part of effective management.
  • Employment contract law – the rights of workers are protected by UK law, but the written contracts you should provide to all staff, set out more detailed terms and conditions such as pay and benefits. Having written and signed contracts to refer to is important for a range of reasons,  and vital when it comes to sorting out conflicts or claims from an employee.
  • Constructive dismissal – as an employer you want to avoid inadvertently creating this problem because the employee may bring a claim against you; know your HR law to avoid this pitfall.
  • Employment tribunals – if an employee brings a case against you at tribunal you will need legal support from an expert familiar with tribunals.
  • Bullying and discrimination at work – claims of this nature are costly and time-consuming; if an employee brings a claim for unlawful discrimination there is normally no limit on the compensation that may be awarded by a tribunal; you should get professional legal advice from an HR solicitor to consider your risk and help you make informed, business choices and defend proceedings for you.
  • Family friendly employment rights – such as maternity and paternity leave; these are core to your working practices and can be a key benefit to attract quality staff. We can help you navigate the web of obligations, and procedures employers are expected to follow to help you comply with your legal obligations and promote best practice whilst understanding your business requirements and pressures. We’ll help you strike the right balance.
  • Grievance hearings – we make sure you know the correct HR processes to follow, to help provide a fair process and avoid being held in the wrong. If you don’t get the process right, not only may the tribunal make a finding against you, but they may also increase the compensation payable.
  • Redundancy – making staff redundant is stressful for everyone and it’s vital you know that you are on solid legal ground if you are to avoid potentially costly claims.
  • TUPE transfers – a complex area of law and it’s important you know what rights are being transferred and you’re taking on in the event of a merger or acquisition.

Find out more about our employment law services

You’ll find our employment solicitors friendly, easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about how you can organise your greatest asset – your people. Give us a call for a confidential chat and let’s talk about how we can help.

Call our Employment Law solicitors on 0800 013 1165

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

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