Employment Law for Employees

We provide clear, practical employment law advice for senior employees

If you are a managing director or other senior management employee, your work is likely to be one of the most important aspects of your life. However, relationships between employer and employee do not always run smoothly, no matter how senior you are. Our employment lawyers are here to support you at every stage of your career.

If and when issues arise, our specialist employment solicitors can bring to bear their many years of practical experience on your behalf. We can help you understand your legal position and your options, then empower you to take action. We are expert negotiators and can robustly represent you in court and tribunal proceedings if needed.

Our approach is to provide clients with proactive long-term support. You will receive clear, concise and practical advice, with specific recommendations rather than simply telling you the legal position. We can support you for as long as you need.

Our specialist team of employment lawyers pride themselves on high levels of personal service and excellent communication. We are happy to advise you in person, over the phone, via email or through videoconferencing for your convenience.

Our Employment Law team regularly advises senior employees such as managing directors from a range of industries and sectors on the full range of employment matters.

We can also advise employees of all levels on settlement agreements.

Get expert advice on your employment rights

Our employment lawyers can advise on matters including:

  • Employment contracts
  • Disciplinary matters and grievances
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Employee terminations
  • Redundancy
  • Settlement agreements
  • Representation at Employment Tribunals
  • Whistleblowing

Work with industry-leading employment lawyers

Our employment lawyers consistently appear in the directories of leading practitioners and are ranked by the leading client guides The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. This provides strong assurance that we offer an exceptional service.

The team is led by Joint Senior Partner Richard Gvero, who is closely supported by Associate Solicitor Miranda Mulligan. Both Richard and Miranda are individually recommended by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Miranda and Richard are members of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), further emphasising their specialist expertise. Richard and Miranda are also accredited mediators.

Speak to our employment law solicitors for employees

To discuss your requirements with our proactive employment lawyers, please get in touch.

01992 300333                     Ask a question

Our employment law advice services for senior employees

Employment contracts

Whether you are starting a new role or seeking to renegotiate your contract, having expert legal advice can help you to get the best possible package, ensuring you fully understand all the entitlements and restrictions connected with your employment.

Our employment lawyers can help with:

  • Holiday entitlements
  • Flexible working
  • Job sharing
  • Bonus schemes, commissions and profit sharing
  • Mobility
  • Restrictive covenants

Disciplinary matters and grievances

If you are facing disciplinary proceedings or need to raise a grievance over the way you have been treated at work, it is important to prepare and present your case effectively. Working with an employment law expert can ensure you fully understand your position and rights. You can then choose the right approach and collect all the necessary supporting evidence.

Our employment law solicitors can help with:

  • Employment contract terms
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Misconduct and disciplinary issues
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Data misuse

Workplace discrimination

Workplace discrimination is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010. If you believe you have been discriminated against at work, there is a strong legal basis for taking action. However, these matters can be very complicated so it is critical to seek expert advice before raising an issue.

Our employment lawyers can help with discrimination claims in relation to characteristics including:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Beliefs
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Disability

Terminations

Having your employment terminated can be very distressing, with serious consequences for your life and future career. If you believe the way you were terminated was unlawful or you need help negotiating an exit package or settlement, our team is here for you.

Our employment law solicitors can help with:

  • Negotiating exit packages
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Constructive dismissal

Redundancy

Redundancy proceedings can be very unsettling and stressful, but they can also represent an opportunity if you are able to negotiate a favourable redundancy package. Our team can advise on your redundancy rights and help you get the best possible package.

Our employment lawyers can help with:

  • Voluntary redundancy negotiations
  • Involuntary redundancy
  • Settlement agreements for redundancy

Settlement Agreements

Many employment disputes can be avoided or swiftly resolved with a settlement agreement. This involves you agreeing not to make an Employment Tribunal claim with respect to a specific matter, normally in exchange for a one-off payment. Our team can advise and represent you to ensure you get the best available settlement.

Our employment law solicitors can help with:

  • Advice on your employment rights regarding a settlement
  • Independent advice on settlement agreements offered by an employer
  • Representation for settlement negotiations.

Find out more about our expertise with settlement agreements.

Representation at Employment Tribunals

Should you need to take an employment dispute to an Employment Tribunal, you need to make sure you are fully prepared and that your case is presented in the strongest possible way at the hearing. Our team can be by your side every step of the way, so your employment rights are protected.

Our employment lawyers can help with:

  • Preparing your case for an Employment Tribunal hearing
  • Representing you at an Employment Tribunal hearing
  • Advice on the outcome of Employment Tribunal proceedings
  • Taking your case to the Employment Appeal Tribunal

Whistleblowing

Raising a concern about the way your employer operates can be a very daunting prospect. It is normal to worry about your current employment and future career prospects. We can advise you on the process involved to raise serious concerns, what is likely to happen and the potential outcome, while making sure you take all the right steps to protect yourself.

Our employment law solicitors can help with:

  • Advice on protection for whistleblowers
  • Your options for raising a concern
  • Employment claims related to whistleblowing.

Our employment advice fees

When dealing with an employment issue, the value of good legal advice cannot be overstated. Having the right guidance at the right time can help you achieve a much better outcome than might otherwise be possible, protecting your career and often leaving you in a better position financially.

In some cases, such as when dealing with a settlement agreement, it may be that your employer will cover the cost of your legal advice. In all cases, we will be completely transparent about our fees and our team prioritises working efficiently to keep your costs as low as possible.

We are able to offer fixed fees or capped fee deals where appropriate, giving you certainty over the costs involved in working with our employment lawyers.

To find out more about the fees, our employment law services and to request a cost estimate, please get in touch.

Speak to our employment law solicitors for senior employees

To discuss your requirements with our experienced employment lawyers, please get in touch.

01992 300333                     Ask a question

Case Studies

  • Pursuing a claim of age discrimination for a senior executive of a global investment bank. We advised him on his claim strategy relating to issues of defective dismissal process and redundancy rationale. As a result of our work, we negotiated a lucrative six figure and tax-efficient settlement for our client.
  • Representing an employee at an employment tribunal in a claim of sex discrimination against her employer.  The claim involved allegations of pregnancy-related discrimination in the context of redundancy with complex evidential issues. At the end of a six day hearing an award of over £70,000 was made to our client.
  • Advising a shareholder and director on his departure from the design services company he founded.  We helped our client successfully navigate his departure which was highly acrimonious. It involved elements of constructive dismissal and claims for prejudice against minority shareholders. We were able to resolve the claim successfully by way of compensation and a share sale.


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