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What is Employment Law?

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What is Employment Law?

Covering a broad spectrum, Employment Law governs the relationship between employer – be they manager or business owner, and employee. Whether part of a small firm, or a big cog in an even larger corporate business, if there are employees, there is Employment Law. It’s a frightening fact, but employees can represent both the highest cost and the highest risk for most businesses, so it is important to factor this into your plans.

Employment Laws cover the rights, duties and obligations of both employer and employee, and as such offers protection to both parties. From advertising vacancies, through to the cessation of employment, this area of law needs an agile mind to deal with any potentially contentious issues, such as boardroom disputes or unfair dismissal. A solicitor specialising in Employment Law must be well equipped to handle the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of human nature.

Fortunately, we also regularly handle non-contentious cases, such as drafting contracts, reference checks, and health and safety regulations.

Here at Sketchley Solicitors, our experts provide specialist advice on all matters pertaining to Employment Law, including:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination
  • Data Protection (GDPR)
  • Maternity and Paternity Rights
  • Public Interest Disclosure and Whistleblowing
  • Stress
  • Mediation
  • Redundancy

We offer a free initial telephone consultation, which can be followed by further office based discussions. Our solicitors regularly appear in front of the Employment Tribunal on behalf of clients, and will always work hard to achieve a better-than-satisfactory outcome.

Please note, however, that any claims need to be brought to the Tribunal within three months, less a day, or you could lose the right to claim. Prior to that, though, The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) should be approached for mediation between the two parties. ACAS are required to issue a certificate to this effect before you can make your claim to the Employment Tribunal.

With Employment Law legislation changing or being amended all the time, it can appear a minefield. Our specialists remain constantly alert to these developments in order to guide you through the pitfalls towards the outcome you desire.

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