At Douglas Wemyss Solicitors our award winning Employment Law Department is dedicated in ensuring that all of your employment law needs are catered for. Our Employment Law Department consists of leading specialist solicitors who are highly experienced in dealing with all aspects of employment law. If you are an employee or an employer and need support and advice on employee contracts and handbooks, service and compromise agreements, policies and procedures, dismissal, discrimination and redundancy laws, information on pay, maternity rights and Health & Safety Law– our employment law solicitors can effectively deal with all of your employment law needs. We have extensive experience in advising and acting for employers be that of small and medium businesses to larger corporate organisations and to employees alike.
You will be appointed a dedicated solicitor from our Employment Law Department to ensure regularity of advice and information and also enabling you and your business (if you are an employer) to build a personal relationship with your solicitor; this will facilitate a greater understanding of you (and your business) with your solicitor who is committed to ensuring that you are provided with balanced, clear and up to date advice and information relating to the law at all times so that we may assist you in the successful running of your business or in making a claim against an employer.
Our solicitors fully understand the importance of providing the most up to date information and service in relation to employment law which can sometimes seem to be ever-changing. Our employment solicitors are regularly re-trained to reflect the most up to date changes in the law. We have vast experience in dealing in all areas of employment law work and our client base extends to both employees and employers alike.
If you are an employer we can draft and issue contracts of employment for your employes, handbooks detailing policies and procedures including disciplinary, holiday and sick leave procedures, redundancy procedures, service and compromise agreements including terms and conditions, and restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements. It is important to mention that so many small to medium sized businesses fail to provide employment contracts or fail to have up to date policies and procedures in place – this can be extremely costly for any business in the long run as you will have left yourself exposed and in most cases the courts will look on favorably to the employee if you have failed to provide contracts. Therefore it is essential that you have a solicitor draft employment contracts for all of your employees that require and that the policies and procedures you have in place are current and up to date including Health & Safety Law which again changes quite often.
If on the other hand you are an employee we can provide you with information on benefits such as entitlements for annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, paternity leave and many other benefits you may not be aware of. We also have vast experience in acting for employees who wish to bring a grievance against their employer for a number of reasons such as discrimination (this may include race/age/sex/disability/religious discrimination), breach of contract, redundancy, unfair dismissal or any other claim including representation at employment tribunals and compromise agreements.
Our solicitors have a proven track record of being innovative in the way we provide our employment services and this has been recognised to date by the Law Society of England & Wales as we have been awarded the title of ‘Leicestershire Law Firm of the Year 2011’ and for our exceptional levels of service we have been awarded ‘Excellence in Client Service 2011.’
These awards have made us ever more focused on our clients and determined on keeping the innovation going. This is evident in our sustained accessibility and approachability and by the fact that our costs are realistic and reflective of the current market