Our employment team is committed to fighting your case, ensuring you are in the best place to resolve the situation to your benefit.
If a situation arises at work whether it is a simple disciplinary matter or your contract has been terminated, it is worthwhile seeking legal advice to ensure that your rights as an employee, or worker, were not violated – either intentionally or unintentionally by your employer.
Settlement Agreements formally known as Compromise Agreements
If your employer terminates your employment, they would often encourage you to accept a Settlement Agreement. Be warned, in this situation you will receive a sum of money but in return you’re giving away your rights to bring a claim against your employer.
Such Agreements are only lawful if you were advised by a qualified expert and we are happy to help in such situations. Remember, always make sure before you sign anything that you know exactly what you are giving up and you are confident that you are getting a good deal –this is where Milners can help you.
Please note in most cases your employer should pay the cost of seeking advice on the terms of an Agreement meaning you should not have to pay anything towards legal costs.
General Problems at Work?
If you are having an issue at work e.g. if your manager or colleague is giving you a hard time or you feel that you are being harassed or unfairly treated in some way, it is often difficult to know exactly what to do.
If you are having difficulties at work and you are not sure what your rights are, our employment team can help you. We will make sure that you take all the right legal steps and place yourself in the best position to resolve the situation to your benefit.
Areas of expertise
Our employment team provides a wide range of practical and clear advice to employees and workers and we can help with any employment issue including:
- Advice on changes to your terms of employment
- Settlement Agreements
- Consultancy Agreements
- Directors Service Agreements
- Disciplinary and grievance procedures
- Discrimination issues and claims
- Dismissal and termination of employment
- Restrictive covenants
- Whistleblowing issues
- Working Time Regulation breaches
- Health and safety breaches
- Senior employee exit packages
- Long term sickness advice
To benefit from the advice of our experts please contact a member of our employment team.
Alternatively, please feel free to call in and discuss matters with one of our lawyers – no appointment is necessary.