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Legal advice for employers + business owners
The working world has changed. Employees today are more conscious of their rights than ever, which means employers need to put employment rules and procedures in place, for their own protection as well as their employees’.
Our employment solicitors in Bristol and South Gloucestershire are able to advise employers and business owners on a range of employment matters, including:
- Contract law
- Maternity + paternity rights
- Redundancy + settlement agreements
- Disciplinary procedures + tribunals, including COT3
- Equalities legislation + discrimination
- Workplace harassment + constructive dismissal
Many business owners are tempted, especially in the early stages of their company’s life, to “leave the legal stuff until later” when it comes to things like employment law.
However, the value of getting legal advice early in your employment journey cannot be underestimated. A single unfair dismissal claim can cripple a small or medium-sized business financially, especially if not handled correctly. For this reason, taking the time to ensure your employment practices are properly considered and implemented can pay dividends in the long run.
Of course, if you do find yourself subject to legal action from a current or former employee, our solicitors can help. We can advise you on the best way to minimise financial and administrative fallout from unfair dismissal to discrimination claims, as well as the best strategy for fighting vexatious allegations which threaten to reach a tribunal.
If you’ve got questions about employment law, our solicitors are here to help. To speak to a specialist employment lawyer in Bristol or South Gloucestershire call us on 0117 225 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.