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Employment Law

We provide key employment services and advice

Employment Law

Our Legal Services

Edwards Duthie Shamash’s employment lawyers advise on key employment services.

Our employment law team provide a complete service for businesses, from the drafting of contract documentation, policies and handbooks to guiding the business and staff through disciplinary hearings or grievance and redundancy procedures. We can assist in facilitating changes to your business to ensure it is adaptable to the current economic climate, retains profitability and maintains consumer confidence. We understand you simply want to get on with making your business sustainable and pursuing your strategic goals, we can take the stress out of your employment needs and ensure you are compliant with relevant legal regulations and standards.

For employees, our specialists are well versed in advising on workplace disputes including particular expertise in complaints of discrimination and harassment or facilitating adjustments for those with disabilities. We are here to assist if you require to raise whistleblowing complaints in respect of safety concerns in the workplace, or have been subject to a detriment for having done so. We can advise on securing flexible working arrangements and asserting your rights to maternity & paternity leave for those with children. If you are facing termination, whether it be on the basis of redundancy, performance issues, allegations of misconduct or otherwise, we are here to advise you on the best course of action to preserve employment or, if necessary, fight your corner to secure the appropriate level of compensation. 

Employment Law for Businesses

Edwards Duthie Shamash employment specialists offer advice and assistance on all legal issues facing businesses, including:

  • Employment contracts, consultancy and service agreements
  • Drafting handbooks, policies and procedures
  • Disputes or clarification over employment status
  • Employment aspects of commercial transactions, business sales, share sales and TUPE transfers
  • Grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • Redundancy procedures
  • Guiding you through a fair termination procedure
  • Advice on settlement agreements

We support employers through internal procedures or litigation as necessary; working towards the best outcome for your business.

Employment Law for Individuals

Our dedicated team of expert employment solicitors advise employees on the full range of employment claims, including:

  • Allegations of discrimination and harassment
  • Requesting reasonable adjustments in the workplace
  • Whistleblowing
  • Health and Safety concerns
  • Contractual disputes
  • Restricted covenants
  • Redundancy
  • Performance and capability issues
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Settlement agreements

We will work with you towards the best outcome, pursuing the preservation of employment, compensation, an agreed exit or litigation where appropriate.

Client Reviews

“I am very glad this is over. It was a huge emotional drain but also a huge learning experience. I feel I know more about the Employment Tribunal than I ever wanted to. Most importantly I know who to turn to should I ever need help with employment matters. Your help /guidance has been invaluable”
— Employment Law Client
“I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt appreciation to Colin Davidson for his highly professional and competent services, provided in both a friendly and accessible manner. He was thorough, fair and transparent in fighting my case, saving my reputation and establishing justice for which I will always be grateful”
— Client of Edwards Duthie Shamash
“From our first telephone conversation Marina was very polite and my heartfelt gratitude goes to her for her highly professional and competent service which was provided in both a friendly and accessible manner which was very well received and appreciated. Also, I would have no hesitation in using Edwards Duthie Shamash services again, and in recommending its services to friends and future colleagues.”
— Client of Edwards Duthie Shamash
“Jo is someone you should absolutely have on your side when it comes to employment law. I appreciated Jo's knowledge and counsel, she was a pleasure to deal with, a professional, and a communicative person. She was a reassuring point of contact for all legal questions and was fast to respond in an emergency situation which put me at ease. Thank you Jo, you have helped me achieve a good result during a very stressful time.”
— Client of Jo Cullen
“Thank you for your advice and your assistance on the case. You have been very prompt, professional and polite throughout my communication with you. I really appreciate it!”
— Employment Law Client
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