In the field of Employment Law new legislation and regulations from the UK and Europe mean a fast and ever-changing commercial landscape.
At Drummond Miller we are also very aware that issues around Employment Law can be very emotive for some employees. We take pride in the knowledge that our clients think we are approachable. We spend time getting to know our clients and helping resolve their matters as professionally and effectively as possible.
In the field of Employment Law we are a highly skilled and experienced and can advise you on a wide range of employment related issues, both contentious and non-contentious. We can provide advice and representation on a range of employment issues including:
- Employment contracts, policies, procedures and handbooks
- Severance packages
- Disciplinary and grievance issues
- Business re-organisations and redundancies
- Transfer of Undertakings Regulations on business acquisitions and disposals
- Trade union disputes and potential industrial action
- Protection of confidential information and business interests
- Representation at Employment Tribunal hearings on all matters including unfair dismissal; sex, race and disability discrimination claims; breach of contract; Transfer of Undertakings Regulations claims and trade union disputes for employees, employers and unions
- Settlement of disputes by way of Settlement Agreements
A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding agreement following the mutual termination of your employment. It usually provides for a severance payment by your former employer, in return for which you undertake not to pursue any claim you may have to an employment tribunal or other court. It is usual for your solicitor to be paid by your former employer to keep you free of expense.
We regularly act for individuals and employers in disputes and are skilled at resolving disputes before they ever reach the stage of litigation. However where resolution cannot be reached at an early stage we have substantial experience of representing both employees and employers at the Employment Tribunals, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Courts.