Know The Types Of Legal Help You Can Get From An Employment Solicitor

Posted by Richard Payne on October 17th, 2016

You may occasionally need help from an employment solicitor even if you are a conscientious employer. This is because some labour and employment matters require legal expertise. The UK’s employment laws are also dynamic; government agencies and courts routinely issue new opinions, sometimes overturning popular interpretation.

While there is no need to call a lawyer every time you discipline, evaluate, or even dismiss a worker, it’s always prudent to seek legal help whenever you are in doubt. Here are some of the issues that you should consider bringing to an employment Solicitors Wembley.

Major employment decisions such as firing an employee – If you are worried that the employee might sue, call an employment solicitor before you terminate that employee. This is particularly important if you entered into an employment contract (written or oral) that limits your right to terminate, or if the employee has recently complained of unethical or illegal activity in the workplace (including discrimination or harassment). You might also want to call an employment solicitor if the worker you want to terminate has a particular religious affiliation, is disabled, or is pregnant. A lawyer can assess whether firing the employee will be legal and advise you on the steps you need to take to minimize the risk of litigation.

Recruitment, classifications, and moves – Before hiring and classifying a certain position in your organisation or labelling a new hire as an independent contractor rather than an employee, consider seeking help from an employment solicitor. Misclassification may cost you in the long run; you might have to pay years of penalties and unpaid overtime. Are you considering flexible working arrangements? Call an employment solicitor to ensure the legality of your decision.

Restructuring and redundancy– Get help from an employment solicitor every time you make a decision that affects a large number of workers. This includes restructuring and redundancy layoffs, discontinuing an employee benefit, changing your pension plan, etc. An employment solicitor can discuss with you any potential legal pitfalls that may arise from the decision and help you avoid them.

Reviewing documents – An employment SolicitorIn Harrow can review and troubleshoot agreements your company routinely uses, including employment contracts, releases, and severance agreements. You also want a lawyer to review restrictive covenants as well as contracts that may arise from mergers, acquisitions and transfer to a new owner/management. An employment solicitor can check everything to ensure that they comply with TUPE Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) and other applicable laws, and that your agreements are enforceable by a court. You can also have a lawyer review your policies and handbooks.

Be sure to seek the advice of a legal team that specialises in employment law. They should offer you a tailored solution that significantly reduces your exposure to litigation. Should litigation be inevitable, an employment solicitor can represent you in the High Court, at medication, or in any employment tribunal.

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