Our employment team is committed to fighting your case, putting you in the best place to resolve the situation to your benefit
If a situation arises at work, whether it’s a simple disciplinary matter or your contract has been terminated, it could be worth seeking legal advice to ensure that your rights as an employee were not violated – either intentionally or unintentionally by your employer.
Settlement Agreements (formerly known as Compromise Agreements)
If your employer terminates your employment, they will often encourage you to accept a settlement or compromise agreement. Be warned; in this situation you will receive a sum of money, but in return you give away your rights to sue them.
Such agreements are only lawful if you are advised by a qualified expertand 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 are confident that you are getting a good deal.
Please note: your employer should pay all costs of seeking advice.
General problems at work?
If you are having an issue at work e.g. if your manager 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.
Furthermore, new legislation means that unless you handle it correctly you can lose your rights.
If you are having difficulties at work and you are not sure what your rights are, our employment team can help. We’ll 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 department provides a wide range of proactive advice to employees and we can help with any employment issue including:
- Change to your terms of employment
- Compromise Agreements
- Consultancy Agreements
- Director Service Agreements
- Disciplinary and grievance procedures
- Restrictive covenants
- Whistle blowing issues
- Working time regulations
To benefit from the advice of our experts, please contact Simon Bass orJodie Hill.
Alternatively, please feel free to call in and discuss matters with one of our Lawyers – no appointment necessary.