Our expert lawyers are here to assist you navigate UK employment laws, whether you are a small businesses or a multinational organisation, we can provide strategic advice when you need it most.
Over the last few years there have been significant changes to employment law in the UK, and the vast amount of employment legislation means it is difficult for a business to keep abreast of developments. At Edwards Duthie Shamash, we offer pragmatic advice on the full range of employment issues that covers you throughout the employment relationship.
- Constructive dismissal
Understanding and responding to constructive dismissal claims
What qualifies as workplace discrimination
- Equal pay disputes
How equal pay claims work
- Unfair dismissal
What makes a dismissal unfair?
- Unlawful wage deductions
Rules regarding wage deductions made clear
Redundancy and the Furlough Scheme
What we do
We can advise on recruitment and drafting contracts, including dealing with issues such as flexible working and maternity and paternity leave. We can assist you on determining an employee’s status (full employee, worker or self-employed / consultant), advise you on taking your employees though grievance or disciplinary hearings, responding to allegations of discrimination, victimisation or workplace harassment, explaining how to respond appropriately if an employee has raised a whistleblowing complaint, provide guidance on encouraging and monitoring your employees productivity and performance, responding to holiday pay disputes or salary and bonus disputes, carrying out fair investigations into complaints and if necessary implementing fair dismissal procedures. We can also advise on post-termination issues related to protecting your legitimate business interests through the enforcement of restrictive covenants and providing industry complaint references for senior executives.
In adapting to the market you may also require to update policies and procedures you already have in place. We can offer advice and assistance in matters such as changing terms and conditions of employment, drafting / updating of handbooks and policies and where the business is evolving, we can provide advice and guidance on the employment aspects of commercial transactions, whether it be business transfer or shares sales, we will ensure you are compliant with TUPE regulations. We understand you want to do this with the minimum disruption to your business whilst retaining the confidence of your employees.
We can take the strain out of the employment relationship by ensuring your business is legally compliant and allow you to focus on what you do best, growing your business and reaching your goals. Should you require to protect your business from litigation, we are here to help, and our specialists have extensive litigation experience in the Tribunals and courts. We aim to avoid litigation where possible through the implementation of correct procedures, and early intervention, however if litigation proves inevitable then we will seek to robustly defend your business and ensure this is as cost-effective as possible.
We understand that businesses do not wish to incur significant legal costs, and our goal is to provide advice which is proportionate to our client’s means and requirements. We can discuss with you a package of assistance relevant to your circumstances or provide advice at strategic stages of the process, at all times keeping you informed of costs and progress. Our experts are here to assist you in carrying out your business.