Employment Law

Both businesses and individuals need to keep up to date with their rights and obligations to avoid uncertainty and promote agreement. Where dispute cannot be avoided or redundancy or termination is unavoidable then we can advise clients on how to proceed to protect their interests.

This is necessary and cost effective during a period of increasingly difficult economic and trading conditions for businesses. These circumstances are also a threat to individual’s livelihoods and security of employment.

We provide to both an employee and employer on employment related issues.

Employee

Are you worried about the terms of your contract of employment? Are you owed money by your employer? Have you been treated badly: been bullied, harassed or discriminated against while at work? Are you suffering with work related stress? Has your employment been transferred under TUPE? Have you whistle-blown or brought a grievance? Do you need an exit strategy to leave your current employment or help with a compromise agreement? Have you already been dismissed unfairly? Are you being unfairly prevented from working, having left a job?

These are common scenarios where Double and Megson can help you ensure that your rights are protected. Our solicitors deal with all aspects of workplace disputes.

We understand that you need to know whether your rights are being infringed and what you can do about it. We recognise that it can feel very difficult to seek advice due to the relationship that you have with your employer: after all in the course of a week, most people spend more time at work than they do with their family! We appreciate that it is not always about the money but wider issues, such as how you have been treated and the impact on others if people or organisations do not change.

We provide straightforward, realistic and practical advice on issues such as:

  • Compromise agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Discrimination – claims based on sex, age, race, religion or belief, disability or sexual orientation
  • Working time regulations
  • Minimum wage
  • Work-related stress
  • Bullying at work
  • Whistle-blowing

Employer

Staffing issues, if poorly managed or unresolved, can have very expensive consequences and result in problems for the business. Employment law can be a minefield and applies to any size of business. Therefore, we suggest you contact us for advice as soon as a potential situation arises so that we can help minimise risk and hopefully avoid expensive disputes.

Companies not aware of, or who choose not to comply with their legal responsibilities are vulnerable to legal action which could result in substantial financial damages being awarded against the business and in some circumstances Directors or individuals personally. Your business will also be impacted by the vast amount of management time that will be needed to resolve the legal issues.

We can advise you on many employment issues including:

  • Terms and conditions of employment
  • Contracts of employment and breaches of contract
  • Redundancy
  • Discrimination and equal pay
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Recruitment and termination
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Wrongful dismissal

To arrange a discussion with one of our solicitors call us on Bourne (01778) 423376 or Market Deeping (01778) 341494.

You can also instruct us online. All you have to do is fill out our Contact form providing us with your name, contact information and any other details which may be useful. We will get in touch as soon as possible with an estimate of costs and details of whom to contact at Double & Megson.