In the heat of the moment when there is a dispute at work, it is easy to see how an employee may think “that’s it” and walk out of the door – never to return. This is a situation our specialists at Nowell Meller Solicitors see often,...
Avoiding Employment Law Issues
Prevention is always better than a cure. Our specialist Solicitors can help you to avoid issues and minimise risk by advising you before an issue turns into a claim. While it is not possible to prevent any issues arising, maintaining compliant systems and policies is key to avoiding pitfalls.
We can provide a range of services to help you avoid problems before they arise, including:
- Preparing contracts and staff handbooks
- Reviewing and updating policies
- Disciplinary and grievance advice
- Advice upon redundancies or restructure
Getting specialist advice before taking action means that you are making an informed decision for your business. Our specialist Disputes Team are available at either our Stafford office on 01785 252377 or Stoke on Trent office on 01782 813315.
If you decide to end a person’s employment, then a settlement agreement may offer the best way to do this – while giving security and certainty to your business moving forward.
Entering into a settlement agreement will mean that an employee waives their right to bring certain claims against your business in the future. An agreement would also allow you to ensure confidentiality and protect your staff and customer base.
We can prepare and tailor settlement agreements to meet your specific requirements.
Defending a claim
If your business is faced with a claim to the Employment Tribunal then it is important to seek specialist advice as soon as possible.
Your response could be the key to successfully defending the claim or securing a settlement on the best terms for you. As specialists our experienced Solicitors will be able to assess your position at an early stage, consider the strength of the claim against you and advise you on the risks you face. This advice will allow you to make the best decisions for your company.
Why the Nowell Meller Disputes Team is the right choice for you
We believe that it is important to try to resolve disputes without Tribunal proceedings where possible, as this is often the quickest and most cost-effective way to get the result you need. We can negotiate directly with your employer and through ACAS.
However, if a settlement cannot be reached, our experience in litigation and strong advocacy skills will put you in the best place to succeed in defending claim.
If you believe you have a professional negligence claim please do not hesitate to speak to one of our friendly team members at either our Stafford office 01785 252377 or our Stoke on Trent office on 01782 813315.