Employment Law & HR For Employers
Whether you are a sole trader, large PLC or anywhere in between, employment law is not something you can afford to overlook. UK employers have to be on top of ever-changing legislation and precedents set by individual tribunal cases, so having the right legal advice and support is essential to make sure you are complying with your legal responsibilities.
Our Employment Law Solicitors offer experienced, expert support for the full range of employment and HR issues your business or organisation may have to deal with. This covers everything from day-to-day issues, such as creating contracts of employment and establishing policies and procedures, to handling specific challenges, such as redundancy and employment tribunal claims.
When it comes to employment issues, prevention is better than cure. We therefore take a proactive, preventative approach, aimed at getting measures in place for your organisation and its employees with the goal of avoiding the potential for future conflict wherever possible. Having such measures in place can also be vital to your defence if an employee ever does bring a claim.
Where a dispute cannot be avoided, we can provide the very best representation. We have particular expertise in dealing with Employment Tribunal proceedings. In most cases, we can resolve disputes outside of a court or employment tribunal, saving you time, money and potential damage to your reputation.
In the event of redundancy, on whatever scale, we can help you to restructure your business when required while minimising the risk of any legal issues. This can include the preparation of settlement agreements to protect you against the potential for future claims.
- Catherine Almeida
- Senior Associate Solicitor - Employment & HR
- Maia Liddle
- Undergraduate Legal Assistant - Employment & HR
Alongside our employment law expertise, we offer an outsourced HR service, allowing our team to provide advice and support to your HR team or support a role which has some responsibility for this function.
To speak to one of our expert employment lawyers and HR specialists today, please contact one of our experts below, contact your local JCP office or use the contact form on the right for a quick response.
Our Employment Law & HR services
Our Employment Law Solicitors in Wales offer a comprehensive employment and HR service for businesses and organisations across a range of sectors.
General Employment Law and HR advice and services
Having the right framework in place for your employees gives everyone a degree of certainty in the workplace and can help to avoid confusion and the possibility of an employee bringing a claim against you.
We can assist you with all the standard Employment Law and HR issues your business is likely to face, including:
- Employment contracts
- Staff handbooks
- Disciplinary procedures
- Equality legislation
- Maternity and paternity rights
- Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations (TUPE)
Employment dispute resolution
Where an employee has raised a concern or brought an employment tribunal claim against you, we can advise and represent you to help resolve the matter as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, protecting your business and reputation.
Our employment dispute resolution expertise includes:
- Unfair dismissal claims
- Constructive dismissal claims
- Discrimination and equality claims
- Workplace harassment claims
- Redundancy claims
- National Minimum Wage claims
We can also assist you in circumstances where you are contemplating action against former or current employees relating to restrictive covenants and confidentiality, amongst other issues.
In many cases, a settlement agreement is the most effective way to avoid an employment dispute or quickly resolve an existing dispute. They work by allowing you to agree a one-off payment to an employee or former employee in exchange for their agreement not to bring a claim in relation to a specific issue or issues.
This not only saves you time and the uncertainty of dealing with an employment tribunal, it can also allow you to keep a dispute private and avoid the risk of negative publicity.
Our Employment Solicitors can negotiate and draft settlement agreements for you, whether for an individual employee or a group of employees. Our sensitive, practical approach has given us a high success rate in these often challenging negotiations, helping to keep conflict and any disruption to your business to a minimum.
When restructuring or closing down a business, it is necessary to make a large number of employees redundant. This can, understandably, be very difficult both for you and your employees and it is important that the redundancies are made in the right way to avoid the risk of future claims.
Our mass settlement agreement service involves holding signing days at your premises or another convenient location where we can advise a high volume of employees in one go. This provides an effective way for you to ensure settlements are agreed efficiently, allowing you to do the right thing for your employees and protect your business. In these circumstances, we would be retained by the affected employees individually to advise them in relation to their settlement agreements.
We offer a fixed monthly price outsourced HR service. This service allows us to get to know your business and its employees inside and out, giving you one less thing to worry about when running your business.
We also offer bespoke HR consultancy services, so we can advise you on specific issues you need help with, as well as providing a ‘HR audit’ to ensure your employment practices and procedures meet the necessary legal standards and advise you on any steps you need to take to stay compliant.
Why use our Employment Law solicitors for your business?
JCP Solicitors is home to one of a number of highly experienced Employment Lawyers and HR Specialists. With decades of experience across the team, we can provide clear, friendly advice and support for even the most complex employment and HR issues.
We are equally happy to liaise with you in English or Welsh, with our firm including several Welsh speakers and a dedicated Welsh Language Co-ordinator. Our aim is to be as accessible as possible, so we are happy to communicate with you in person, over the phone, by email or via whatever means are most convenient for you.
We have a number of offices covering the whole of South Wales, East Wales and West Wales, including in Swansea and Cardiff. Find out more by taking a look at the contact details for our other law offices in Wales.
Speak to our Employment Lawyers in Wales today
Get in touch with our Employment Law Solicitors in Wales now by contacting your local JCP office or filling out the enquiry form at the top of the page to request a call back.