Employment is the generic term which covers all aspects of paid employment, both from the employers and employees perspective.
This includes disputes under the various express and implied obligations employers and employees have to each other. An excellent source of initial advice on whether there is a genuine dispute is ACAS (you will also find a link to their website on our “Organisations” page of our Resource Links).
Employment also covers the non-contentious side of the employment relationship, such as contracts, manuals and handbooks, workplace restructuring, setting up procedures, etc. It is usually best to have a well defined position from the outset to avoid any misunderstanding in the future.
If a case is unable to be resolved without recourse to the Tribunal there is generally a no cost rule, so win or lose each party pays their own legal costs. Some solicitors will do employee Tribunal work on a no win- no fee agreement, and will only charge their fees if they win but will also take a % of any award. We do not offer this at this time, we charge on a time-spent basis irrespective of the outcome of the case.
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Our experience in what can go wrong means that we are well placed to advise on putting systems, procedures and contracts in please to avoid these problems.
We offer an initial consultation free of charge on disputes – see our “Fees page for further information. As stated above, we do not offer a no win no fee agreement, we charge on a time-spent basis.
For further advice and assistance, contact us