Employment law prescribes a specific framework for an employer looking to dismiss an employee. The framework outlines the legally “acceptable” reasons for a dismissal and the minimum procedural standards expected.
Spearing Waite’s employment lawyers can take the stress out of dealing with this issue, whether it be a case of performance-managing an under-achiever, absence-management of an employee on sick leave, or bringing about the dismissal of an individual suspected of misconduct.
Our advice will always be commercially sound and pragmatic. We will never ignore our clients’ objectives or desired end-result. Wherever possible, we will provide options and alternatives so that the ultimate decision can be taken with full knowledge of the legal implications and risks involved.
We are experienced in assisting employers to negotiate exit packages via the terms of a compromise agreement.
Equally, where appropriate, we can provide our clients with the confidence to dismiss an employee with or without the need for financial settlement or incentive.
We produce tailored employment contracts or where suitable, amend existing employment contracts, to ensure our clients are both compliant with their legal obligations and in the best possible position to avoid disputes later down the line.
Spearing Waite's employment law specialists will take time to understand your business, its culture, and your objectives before advising on and producing a handbook that will become an indispensible tool in the day-to-day running of your organisation.
The Spearing Waite HR Retainer Service gives businesses expert legal and support to help them deal with employment law and HR issues as and when they arise. The HR Retainer gives clients confidence that we are on hand to help with all their people-related queries, from advertising and recruitment through to dismissals and post-termination disputes.
Spearing Waite's employment lawyers have a wealth of experience in assisting and advising businesses on redundancy and restructuring exercises. Whether the decision comes from a financial requirement to downsize or a cultural need to re-organise, we can provide support and practical solutions which make even the most complex of situations seem possible.
The Equality Act 2010 brought all of the existing employment legislation together into one place, and strengthened the law of unfair and unlawful treatment in the workplace. Spearing Waite's experienced employment lawyers provide proactive and supportive advice to help businesses comply with the legislation, and manage sensitive issues when they arise.
TUPE protects employees' terms and conditions when a business is transferred from one owner to another. This can be in a conventional business sale as a going concern, the transfer of part of a business, or in a service provision change situation. Spearing Waite's employment lawyers provide expert advice on the employment law implications of business sales and purchases.
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