At Deton Solicitors, our Employment Team act for both employees and employers.
If you are involved in a dispute with your employer and are not sure of your rights, contact us. We resolve matters not limited to the following areas of employment law:
Were you dismissed by reason of redundancy? Your employer will need to show a genuine redundancy situation; either closure of the business or workplace or a diminishing need for your work.
Has your employer followed correct procedures for making redundancies? If a redundancy situation is genuine, you may be entitled to a statutory or contractual redundancy payment.
We can help negotiate a severance package with your employer.
A settlement agreement is a legally binding contract made between you and your employer, which provides you a severance payment in return for giving up your right to a claim against your employer in a court or employment tribunal.
Due to its legally binding nature, its important you understand what you are agreeing to before you sign any agreements.
We advise and negotiate on terms of a compromise agreement. Employers usually pay the legal fees for this service.
Do you believe you have been discriminated against? Discrimination can occur if you have been treated unfairly because of your disability, age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, maternity, trade union membership, hours worked or an equal pay claim.
Our team can provide you with advice and representation in your dispute.
Are you expecting a baby? Expectant mothers have special rights such as right to time-off and not to be dismissed in connection with taking maternity leave. Certain employees may be entitled to parental leave, or to time-off to care for a dependant.
We advise on your rights to maternity, parental leave, time-off to care for a dependant, as well as any further entitlement to pay.
There are different situations where there may be a breach of your contract of employment.
If you believe there has been a breach of your contract, we can advise on any potential claim you may have.
If you are involved in a dispute with your employer, we can advise you on the disciplinary and grievance procedures you may face, and how to respond to these.
We advise and represent employers in all types of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, from complex discrimination claims to the drafting of employment contracts.
An employer must demonstrate a genuine reason to dismiss workers within the law. Six potentially fair reasons to dismiss may include conduct, capability (qualifications/ill health), redundancy, retirement, statutory illegality.
An employer be seen to have acted fairly for example, in the manner the dismissal was handled.
We provide employers advice and representation in the event an employee has issued an Employment Tribunal claim for unfair dismissal.
In a fair redundancy dismissal an employer must act reasonably and consult employees affected or their representatives, use a fair and objective criteria for selection of workers to dismiss.
If you are contemplating making redundancies, contact us. We can advise you through the process.
Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts made between an employer and employee. It provides for a severance payment for the employee in return for giving up any rights to a claim against in a court or employment tribunal.
An alleged unfair treatment of an employee on the basis of disability, age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, maternity, trade union membership or hours worked.
We can provide advice and representation in the event an employee has issued an Employment Tribunal claim for discrimination..
We also assist in drafting employers’ policies in relation to this area.
If an employer has arguably failed to abide by the terms of an employment contract (eg, an unlawful deduction of wages dispute that is outside the time limit for an Employment Tribunal claim), an employee may bring a claim in court for breach of contract.
We advise and represent employers in breach of contract disputes.
If you are involved in a dispute with an employee, we can advise and guide you through disciplinary and grievance procedures.
We have experience in drafting different types of contracts, and in particular contracts of employment. We are able to tailor a contract to specific needs you require.
We also draft company handbooks, company policies (eg, IT, data protection, and privacy policies), and all types of legally-based literature used by employers.