Employment Law for Employers

Employment law is constantly evolving, and employers need to remain up-to-date and compliant to avoid potentially devastating litigation. Employment tribunals can now award up to £86,444 in unfair dismissal cases, and an unlimited amount in discrimination or breach of contract cases.

Our specialist solicitors are highly experienced in these matters, currently advising employers locally and across London on the best practices to keep their business safe and helping to resolve specific employment situations or disputes as and when they arise.

What employment issues we can help with

Woodfords can advise you on a multitude of employment law issues including:

  • contracts of employment
  • disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • discrimination – sex, race, religion and age
  • employee data and monitoring
  • employee share schemes
  • employment status and self-employment
  • employment tribunals and appeals
  • equal pay
  • families and parental leave
  • pay and benefits
  • policies and procedures
  • performance-related incentives
  • redundancy and business re-organisation
  • restraint of trade, confidentiality and IP
  • settlement agreements
  • sickness and incapacity
  • taxation
  • termination of employment
  • transfer of shares
  • transfer of undertakings
  • working time regulations and time off

Recent work undertaken

  • Assisting a rapidly expanding food business with setting up an EMI employee share scheme
  • Acting for a franchisee of a major fast food outlet in successfully defending an unfair dismissal and race discrimination claim in the Employment Tribunal
  • Drafting employment contracts and policies for a sports footwear business
  • Advising an engineering company on a redundancy process
  • Advising a lighting manufacturing company on a redundancy situation and negotiating the terms of a settlement agreement

What it will cost

We are happy to have an initial discussion over the phone regarding international matters free of charge. After that we will charge a consultation fee if a meeting is required. During this we will endeavour to provide a fixed price quotation for our services and clear guidance on any further costs. The consultation fee will usually be deducted from the overall legal costs.