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Employment Law Solicitors for Employers

Business leaders have a responsibility to correctly follow employment law. Failings in this area can result in expensive setbacks and reputational damages. At Rollits, we have significant experience supporting organisations across many different sectors with both straightforward and complex employment law issues.

When offering legal support, we work in partnership with your company to ensure we have a full understanding of your business and the issues which you are dealing with. Our employment law solicitors for employers can provide expert legal advice to protect your business and support your ongoing growth.

Our employment solicitors have a wide range of experience working with large organisations, public limited companies, charities, the education sector, SMEs, and startups. We appreciate the challenges that companies face and seek to empower clients to successfully manage their workforce and any legal risks.

At Rollits we provide straightforward advice, avoiding legal jargon and ensuring our clients understand the relevant legal processes, with no room for confusion.

Testimonials

  • The team I liaise with are approachable, knowledgeable and extremely efficient. They respond to my enquiries and are able to offer assistance quickly.

    The UK Legal 500, 2024 edition
  • The employment law team at Rollits is outstanding, we rely on their expertise and sound advice.

    The UK Legal 500, 2023 edition
  • We get great value for money with Rollits, and the quality of service and responsiveness is excellent.

    Chambers and Partners, 2023 edition
  • The employment team are unique for a number of reasons including their passion to succeed and deliver a favourable outcome.

    The UK Legal 500, 2023 edition
  • They are always efficient, supportive and easy to work with.

    Chambers and Partners, 2023 edition
  • The team’s strengths are the knowledge, commitment and perseverance which no doubt leaves other firms way behind.

    The UK Legal 500, 2023 edition

Our employment law expertise

We can offer employment advice for a wide range of matters, such as:

  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Employment contracts and policies
  • Recruitment
  • Redundancy
  • Restructuring
  • TUPE
  • Employment tribunal claims
  • Employee capability procedures
  • Flexible working
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Discrimination
  • Whistleblowing
  • Protected Conversations and Settlement Agreements

Get in touch with our employment law solicitors in Hull and York today

To discuss your employment law requirements, please get in touch. From our offices in both Hull and York, we support clients regionally, nationally and internationally.

Call us in Hull on 01482 323239 or in York on 01904 625790.  Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form and one of our lawyers specialising in employment law will get back to you.

Our employment law services for employers

If employees have engaged in misconduct or even gross misconduct, you will need to progress a disciplinary process. Such procedures are delicate and, to protect yourself from employment claims, it’s advisable to seek the advice of a solicitor.

At Rollits, we have extensive experience in supporting employers with misconduct and disciplinary procedures. If you need employment advice in this area, our business employment solicitors in York can help.

To run your business successfully, it is vital that you have clearly drafted employment contracts and policies. These documents allow you to efficiently govern the relationships between yourself and your staff.

Clearly drafted contracts and policies provide clarity, ensuring that employees understand standards and expectations. Our solicitors can support you to create employee policies, including:

  • Policies for absence and sickness
  • Policies for diversity and equality
  • Disciplinary and grievance processes
  • Health and safety
  • Performance reviews
  • Whistleblowing
  • Flexible working
  • Equal Opportunities

In order to comply with employment law, it’s crucial that employers follow the correct recruitment procedures. Our lawyers can help you to review your processes, to ensure that everything is above board.

We can assess all of your recruitment matters, including eligibility to work in the UK, DBS checks, avoiding discrimination and data protection. If you have any concerns about your current recruitment processes, we can support you to conduct a full review.

Where business leaders need to make redundancies, it is important that they follow the correct procedures. It is vital that employers ensure a fair process – they must use the proper consultation steps and create a redundancy pool. It is also necessary to use fair selection criteria and to inform employees of any alternative forms of employment at the company. Where 20 or more redundancies are proposed, a redundancy collective consultation process will be required.

Our employment law solicitors can support businesses to adhere to employment law when considering redundancies. We can also support you if you are dealing with redundancy appeals and disputes.

Where you make adjustments to the structure of your organisation, you’ll need to ensure that you consider the rights of your employees, particularly if you need to change job roles or make redundancies.

When restructuring a company, it may be necessary to offer employees alternative roles. Where employees are unsatisfied with these offers, you may require support throughout tribunal claims processes.

At Rollits, we have helped plenty of different businesses who were going through restructuring processes. If you have any questions about the associated legal procedures, our corporate law solicitors can help.

TUPE transfers can occur when a business is bought or sold, or when services are outsourced or brought back in-house.  When TUPE applies employers must follow a TUPE informing and consulting process involving employees.  The consequences of failing to comply with TUPE can be commercially significant and tribunal awards are punitive. Our employment lawyers have extensive experience guiding employers through the TUPE process.

Employee and employer disputes are common. When these occur, it’s important that they are handled correctly. Disputes may arise over working conditions, pay, discrimination or unfair dismissal.

We can provide specific employment advice tailored to your needs when these circumstances arise. Our lawyers will make every effort to settle claims using alternative dispute resolution processes.

Sometimes, complex matters cannot be settled with mediation or other conciliatory approaches. In these situations, our team will support employers with employment tribunal claims procedures.

Capability procedures are used to determine what will happen when an employee is unable to perform their role. The procedure should set out how that inability will be managed moving forward.

Our business employment solicitors can help employers follow legally sound capability procedures, whether that’s supporting the employee to improve or eventually arranging their exit from the business if necessary.

The right to request flexible working is long-established, although since the Covid-19 pandemic many employees expect to work flexibly.  Many employers have embraced flexible working and increased productivity.  Rollits’ employment solicitors can advise employers who wish to initiate flexible working arrangements by putting policies in place or respond to flexible working requests.

In some circumstances an employer has an obligation to make reasonable adjustments in respect of a disabled employee.  It is sometimes difficult for employers to identify when an individual is disabled and when reasonable adjustments are required.  Our employment solicitors have extensive experience advising clients across sectors in respect of making reasonable adjustments.

Individuals are protected from discrimination during the recruitment process and beyond termination of employment.  Discrimination is an extremely complex area, and it can often be unintended (for example, indirect discrimination).  Rollits’ employment team regularly advise employers facing discrimination complaints and employment tribunal claims. The team also produces and can advise in respect of policies and procedures to avoid discrimination claims.

Often it is in the best interest of the employer and employee for the employment to terminate. As an alternative to following a formal capability, redundancy or disciplinary procedure an employer can engage in a protected conversation and terminate employment under the terms of a settlement agreement.

Our employment lawyers can provide all documentation and advice necessary to undertake a protected conversation with an employee. Our employment team also draft and negotiate settlement agreements.

Why choose our employment solicitors?

Our firm has built up an outstanding reputation, and we owe this to the dedicated and highly accredited solicitors in our teams. Our lawyers are both approachable and practical. We’ll always make the time to get to know our clients, striving to develop long-term relationships and adding value to their organisations.

At Rollits, we have over 180 years of legal experience. Rest assured, you’ll benefit from our breadth of knowledge in the commercial and legal fields. We always offer bespoke advice on employment law for businesses and communicate in a straightforward manner, without any legal jargon that may slow down the process.

We play a part in our local community beyond our day-to-day legal service. Rollits is a socially responsible firm, and we regularly participate in charity work, along with supporting social enterprises, schools and churches.

Our employment law solicitors’ fees

The Rollits employment law team provides competitively priced fees, that reflect the first-class legal service we provide. Our fees largely depend on the legal matter you require assistance with, as well as the level of support and expertise needed.

Clients with fairly simple requirements may be eligible for fixed fees and those with more complex needed are likely to be offered an hourly rate.

However, we only offer legal advice on a fee paid basis, we do not offer any free initial advice, Legal Aid or handle matters on a No Win, No Fee basis.

To discuss our employment law fees today, please get in touch with our employment solicitors using the contact details below.

Get in touch with our employment law solicitors in York and Hull today

To discuss your employment law requirements, please get in touch. From our offices in both Hull and York, we support clients in the region and the North, as well as across the rest of the UK.

Call us in Hull on 01482 323239 or in York on 01904 625790.  Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form and one of our lawyers specialising in employment law will get back to you.