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Employment Law for Employers

Running a business can be difficult, stressful, and challenging at times. The last thing that your business needs are complications, especially when they involve the employees who hold responsibility for the day-to-day success of the business.

You may be concerned because a current or former employee is threatening your company with legal proceedings in an employment tribunal. Or, you may have an employee that you fear may cause harm to your business, whether financially, or through deteriorating staff morale due to their conduct.

At Biscoes, we have a specialist employment law department that can take the sting out of employment issues when they arise. Better yet, we can prevent them from arising in the first place, saving you time, stress, and money.

We have years of experience guiding businesses through these difficult issues. Businesses are more successful when they can avoid complications. Let us help your business become more successful by allowing us to prevent and resolve your issues.

Whether your company is a small family run business, or has hundreds of employees, we can offer you a tailored service to suit your individual and business employment needs. Our specialist team is ready and waiting to provide your business with pragmatic, and commercially sound advice.

If you value prompt service, the ability to call and speak with your solicitor at a moment’s notice, and a team that is keen to further your company’s interests, explore the drop-down menus below for more information on the specialist services our team can provide your business:

  • You will benefit from our bespoke service should you have specific concerns, such as GDPR, confidentiality, or usual custom and practice which you wish to incorporate into your employment documentation, our experts can prepare these to suit your company’s needs or industry.

    We can help your business with the preparation, negotiation, and advice on compliant:

    • Employment contracts

    • Directors service agreements

    • Consultancy and independent contractor agreements

    • Bonus schemes

    • Settlement agreements

    • Staff handbooks and company policies

    We can even offer an ‘Employment MOT service’ which will identify whether your paperwork and practices are compliant with the latest employment legislation and obligations. This can help identify and prevent claims which could be brought against your company, potentially saving your business thousands.

  • Take refuge from our expertise gained from years of experience defending employment tribunal claims for employers. No matter the industry, our team can advise and represent your company when faced with an employment tribunal claim.

    Legal proceedings can be a significant drain on a company’s resources. Our team takes a commercially minded approach to their negotiations so that their clients are able to achieve the most sensible settlement possible.

    We can offer your company representation on the following:

    • The prevention of claims arising in the first place

    • Constructive, unfair, and wrongful dismissal claims

    • All types of discrimination claims

    • Whistleblowing claims

    • Breach of contract claims

    • Equal pay claims

    • Unlawful deduction from wages claims

    • High Court injunctive relief for breaches of post-termination restrictive covenants

  • Besides providing expert employment law advice our employment department can offer human resource services. We understand that it is not always practicable to hire an internal human resource department. We therefore offer these services on an ‘As required’ basis.

    We can help your business with:

    • Conducting disciplinary, grievance, and performance procedures

    • Termination of employment for disciplinary or performance related reasons

    • Managing issues between employees

    • The complete redundancy process

    • The employment legalities concerning business transfers and service provision changes which contain TUPE issues

  • We provide training to business owners, HR professionals, and managerial staff on a multitude of human resource topics. You can be assured that our courses incorporate the latest employment law guidance so that you and your HR department can make informed decisions.

    Your company can benefit from training on:

    • All aspects of disciplinary, grievance, and performance procedures

    • Employee training and development

    • Conducting a redundancy procedure

    • Employment law implications and how to mitigate associated risks

    • Prevention of employment tribunal claims

    • Avoiding discrimination when making decisions

    • Resolving tensions between employees

Do you have questions about how certain aspects of employment law work? Browse the pages in this department to access our guides on different employment law processes.

For further information or to speak to one of our experts, please get in touch