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Employment Law

Our commercial team can guide you through all areas of employment law from a business perspective to ensure all rights are protected.

We provide support and advice on all areas of employment law for businesses. Together, we can help to create robust employment policies and ensure all rights are respected in the workplace.

The commercial team at Pearcelegal is here to help with all aspects of employment law from a business perspective. As your company grows, so too does your responsibility to your employees and we’re here to help you make sense of your legal position. We can assist with drawing up contracts, confidentiality agreements, partnership agreements, terms of contract, terms of trade, terms of business, liability agreements, employment contracts and more.

Employment tribunal advice and representation

Disgruntled former employers can make a claim against your business. We can help represent you and defend your position during an employment tribunal. With our advice and support, we can help you to make sense of your legal position and minimise any damage to your business as a result of such claims.

There are many different claims a former or current employee can pursue, including:

  • Unfair dismissal

  • Pay disputes

  • Discrimination

  • Bullying

  • Harassment

  • Redundancies

  • Settlement agreements

Working alongside our dispute resolution team, the commercial team will provide robust support to defend your position and minimise disruption for your business. Our experience also covers misconduct matters and dismissals, redundancies, maternity and paternity advice, TUPE transfers and settlement agreements.

Frequently asked questions

What claims can be brought to the employment tribunal?

An employment tribunal will make decisions about workplace disputes. This can include accusations of bullying, harassment, discrimination, unfair dismissal and unfair working hours.

Do I need a solicitor for an employment tribunal?

You don’t have to have a solicitor with you at an employment tribunal, but it can help to give you reassurance. The other side is likely to have legal representation, so it can help to seek legal advice on the best approach.

Who pays for an employment tribunal?

If you lose your claim, the judge could instruct you to pay your employer’s legal costs. If you win your claim, the judge could instruct your employer to pay your legal costs or to deduct them from your award.

How long does a tribunal take to make a decision?

An employment tribunal can take up to 27 weeks to complete. If the case is more complex, it could take in excess of a year before you have a final decision. This is why many individuals choose to reach a settlement early.

Our specialists in Employment Law

Nicholas Thomas

Managing Director and Head of Department for Family and Litigation

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