By law all employees must have either a written Contract or a written Statement setting out the main terms of employment. We can help provide well drafted Contracts to help minimise the risk of dispute.
Employment Dispute Resolution Services
Acting for both employers and employees we recognise the need to resolve employment disputes as quickly, sensibly and economically as possible, allowing business owners to concentrate on running their business and employees to get on with their lives free from the stress of conflict at work.
As a long-established firm in Kendal and Windermere, THW Legal solicitors excel in providing trusted advice to businesses and individuals in the South Lakes. Our experienced Dispute Resolution team are on hand to give advice to employers and employees regarding all matters of employment law, from disciplinary procedures and dismissal tribunals to handling redundancy and employment contracts.
Looking for help? Get in touch today for a free, no obligation discussion about your employment circumstances.
For more information on resolving disputes in the work place please see our Business Disputes page.
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How Can We Help?
Please choose from the below list of employment dispute resolution services to see how we can help you to overcome your work related issue.
It is advisable for all employers to have a Staff Handbook containing a comprehensive set of rules, policies and procedures to ensure, amongst other things, that staff understand what is expected of them. We can help produce such a handbook.
All disciplinary proceedings need to be conducted fairly and in accordance with the ACAS Code of Practice. We can advise employers to help minimise the risk of any claim being brought as a result of a disciplinary process and can advise employees in relation to their rights if proceedings are brought against them.
All employers must have fair staff grievance procedures to deal with complaints by employees which need to be conducted in accordance with the ACAS Code of Practice. We can help employers draw up a suitable grievance procedure and explain how any grievances should be dealt with. We can also help employees formulate any complaints they may have regarding their employment.
An employee is redundant if he becomes surplus to his employer's requirements. Redundancy situations can be difficult for employers to manage, and distressing for the employee concerned.
It is important that redundancy situations be managed according to fair procedures. We can advise employers how they should handle redundancy situations, and can advise affected employees of their rights during the process (including any right to a redundancy payment).
A Settlement Agreement (formerly known as a Compromise Agreement) is a Contract which sets out the terms on which an employee will leave his or her employment. It is produced when the employer and the employee have agreed that an employee will leave and invariably involves the payment of compensation to the employee. A Settlement Agreement is the only way that an employer can ensure that a claim will not be lodged with the Employment Tribunal following the termination of employment. We can draft Settlement Agreements for employers and advise in relation to the terms that should be included and can advise employees who are asked to sign such agreements by their employers.
Sometimes employers feel that they have no alternative but to dismiss employees. We can advise both employers and employees as to their rights and obligations in such circumstances and in relation to the procedure which should be followed. We can also represent both employers and employees at Employment Tribunals should the need arise.