Employment Law Solicitor?

Whether you’re an employer or an employee, there may come a time where legal support or advice will be required. If you’re unclear on how an employment law  can help, this article may help. Here, we look at the different employment situations you might one day face, and how professional legal support could benefit you.


Perhaps the most useful support an employment law solicitor can provide is day to day assistance, whereby a retained contract is involved. It allows your business to benefit from ongoing support and advice on a range of issues, minor and major, as and when they arise. This could be everything from how to implement a disciplinary or grievance procedure to managing sickness absences.

Another way businesses can benefit from an employment law solicitor is when TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations) come into play. This is where a change in business or service contract ownership results in staff being transferred to the new employers on the same terms and conditions. An employment law solicitor can help you to better understand the obligations and responsibilities involved.

If you intend to restructure or reorganise your business and 20 or more redundancies are likely to be paid within a 90 day period, you will be obliged to carry out formal consultations with employee representatives or a recognised trade union. Even if the number of redundancies does not reach 20, consultation is now considered good practice. Failure to do so could lead to an employment tribunal, so it’s important to let an employment law solicitor help you.


For employees that feel they have been discriminated against based on your race, age, gender, belief, pregnancy, maternity, sexual orientation, religion or disability, an employment law solicitor can help you to bring a claim in the employment tribunal against your employer. That discrimination could be in the form of being less favourable terms than a colleague, being overlooked for promotion or you miss out on opportunities that others have been given.

For women that believe they are being discriminated against in the form of being paid lower rates than their male colleagues, you may wish to use an employment law solicitor to help you determine your entitlement to make a claim based on the Equal Pay Act.

Employees that are dismissed, either unfairly or constructively, will also have a right to claim. There are six reasons for dismissal that have been specified as fair, while the employer must act reasonable in all circumstances. If this was not the case with your dismissal, a solicitor will be able to help you understand how to progress with a claim.

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