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Employment Law Department

The area of employment law is a wide and complex one and our team at Adamsons Law has over 30 years of experience. We will take all necessary steps to ensure that your business needs are met with precision, professionalism and precise attention to detail.

At Adamsons Law our employment law team is focused on representing you to the highest standards. We understand business and the needs of our clients. When you contact Adamsons Law, Employment Law Solicitors will sit down with you and discuss your requirements in detail. We give every client a personal touch that is not usually present with other law firms. We also have some of the best rates in the industry. Contact us today on 0161 694 2750 and we can work together to give your business the attention it deserves.

Some of the services we offer include on site support for disciplinary or appeal hearings, letter writing, training in current and upcoming legislation, indemnity insurance, dismissal whether unfair, wrongful or constructive and of course health and safely which is an area every employer has to abide by.

Employment law can be split into contentious and non contentious. The former concerns the laws and regulations in place to which the employer has to adhere whilst the latter is concerned with a breach of these laws and regulations. The law is always evolving and it is important that you keep up to date with your regulation.

Call us on 0161 694 2750 to speak with one of our specialist employment lawyers.

We can be on hand to help you conduct investigations and chair disciplinary, grievance & appeal hearings. Our services are flexible which allow us to provide on-site support wherever you feel necessary

We understand that spare time is something that is rare when running a business; with that in mind, we can draft your letters for you or if you simply want us to check a letter to ensure you've covered all the necessary points; this is also something we can do for you.

You can choose to attend a number of training courses or simply request a course which you feel will benefit both you and your business.

If you wish, you can take out an insurance policy to protect you against the risks of a tribunal claim.

We can offer a complete and comprehensive Health & Safety package tailored to suit your business. as its name suggest, deals with the area of law which affects employees. It essentially relates to the relationship between employees and their employers. The main principle of employment law is the protection of employee rights. This will govern such things as minimum pay, work conditions and leave entitlement. Some of the most important aspects of the law relate to three areas, namely: Unfair Dismissal Wrongful Dismissal Constructive Dismissal.

Most of us will be familiar with these terms but many employees will not be immediately aware of their rights if they are ever faced with this predicament. All employers have to abide by employment law as failure to do so will more than likely result in a complaint being made by an employee and subsequent compensation claims. The law is available in order to facilitate any disputes between the employee and employer. Most cases are dealt with via an Employment Tribunal with specialist solicitors present for both the employee and employer. Adamsons Law have a team of professionals with in depth knowledge of the intricacies of employment law.

Employment Law is basically split into two branches, namely contentious and non contentious. The former relates to the legislation in place and the rules and regulations that need to be followed whilst adhering to various regulatory bodies. Contentious employment law will cover all those aspects which cover specific breaches of the said legislation and various disputes on a wide range of issues such as discrimination and remuneration. Employment law is dynamic and constantly evolving as there will be always some element which presents itself that has not traditionally been covered by the industry. Our solicitors are conscious of this fact and make sure they are kept up to speed so as to be in the best position to provide first class advice. It is a mistaken belief that employment law is biased towards the rights of employees but this is not the case as both parties are treated with their best interests in mind. At Adamsons Law we will advise you on all of these areas and will handle your case with sensitivity, professionalism and efficiency. Call us now on 0161 694 2750.for a free initial consultation about your problems.

If you believe that you have been unfairly dismissed by your employer, get in touch with Adamsons Law. We will evaluate your claim and give you an honest appraisal as to whether we feel that you have a case. There are of course some initial considerations that must be satisfied before any action can be brought against your employer. You must have been employed for a continuous period of 12 months for this area of dismissal to apply. The employer must be able to give a fair reason for dismissal in order for them to successfully defend a claim for unfair dismissal. Examples of these reasons would be if the employee was intoxicated on work premises or demonstrated violent behaviour towards a member of staff.

However if you have been dismissed for something such as taking up maternity leave or for being a member of a trade union then this is automatically actionable as unfair dismissal. It can be very stressful to deal with your employers after you have been dismissed and at Adamsons Law we will bridge that gap for you and conduct all communications between you and your employer. The result of an unfair dismissal will usually lead to an industrial tribunal where the grievances will be highlighted and appropriate action taken depending on the facts of the case. Before it gets to this stage, it is important to speak to one of our employment solicitors who will give you the benefit of their expert knowledge in matters such as these. This is true even if you have only been given garden leave as more often than not this will lead to a full dismissal. We also provide advice to employers as to the correct dismissal procedures of an employee so as to avoid a claim for unfair dismissal where possible. There are certain requirements which an employer has to abide by in order to dismiss an employee unless there are exceptional circumstances such as those mentioned above. Call us now on 0161 694 2750 for a free initial consultation. We will deal with your claim with efficiency, sensitivity and above all professionalism.

Unlike unfair dismissal, you do not have to have been employed for 12 months in order to claim against your former employer for wrongful dismissal. This is because wrongful dismissal rules are based on a breach of your actual contract of employment. This is an area which is covered by contract law. As such, if you are dismissed without good reason, it will be classified as a breach of contract and as a wrongfully dismissed employee, you can take your claim all the way to the High Court. A successful wrongful dismissal claim would usually result in damages paid to the employee equivalent to the amount of salary for the notice period that would have existed if the contract was terminated lawfully. Adamsons Law solicitors will immediately work on your case to get you the compensation owed as a result of your wrongful dismissal. The most common use of a wrongful dismissal claim against an employer is where the employer has dismissed an employee without giving the relevant notice stipulated in the contract of employment. This usually means instant dismissal with the employer ignoring employment law.

However much like unfair dismissal, there are occasions where the employee will not be able to make a claim for wrongful dismissal. These are very much the same as unfair dismissal and will include gross misconduct acts such as violence or sexual harassment. However, an employer can be found to be in breach of contract if they fail to follow existing contractual disciplinary procedures. Examples of employer breach of contract would include such things as not paying wages, harassing the employees and making false allegations of misconduct. Even if the employee accepts these breaches and remains in their job, they can still make a claim for breach of contract. If you think you have been wrongfully dismissed and you have been employed for less than 12 months then contact our team at Adamsons Law on 0161 694 2750 for a free initial consultation. Our team will handle your claim with sensitivity, efficiency and of course professionalism. We are the first port of call for employees and employers alike.

If you have been forced to leave your job because of the way your employer has behaved, and if you have been employed for more than 12 months but have not been dismissed by your employer then you may be able to bring a claim for constructive dismissal. This is a complex area of employment law and therefore we recommend that you contact our legal team if you think leaving your job amounted to constructive dismissal on the part of your employer. You might not have been asked to leave your job, instead it relates to a situation where you feel obliged to. This could be because you feel pressured to the extent that you have no alternative but to resign. Bullying and isolation are examples of reasons why an employee might leave their job. Some actions by your employer although not explicit, will be considered as causes for constructive dismissal. These might include being constantly being given tasks which are not in your terms of contract and being placed on regular unsociable hours when your contract states a 9 till 5 regime. Constructive dismissal cases, whilst more difficult to prove than those of other forms of dismissal, do achieve success. There is more of a burden of proof on the employee's part but if evidence can reasonably be attained, then a claim can be pursued. There doesn't have to be one single breach which led to your dismissal as there could have been a succession of smaller breaches which finally became too much to tolerate.

At Adamsons Law we understand that it is very stressful to work under difficult conditions such as these in circumstances where you have had to leave your job because your employer has made it impossible for you to continue. We are here to help. We have a team of constructive dismissal lawyers who will be able to discuss your case with you and advice you on the best courses of action. We will endeavour to get you all the constructive dismissal compensation that you are entitled to. Call our team now on 0161 694 2750 for a free initial consultation.


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