Employing staff gives rise to certain responsibilities for churches and charities. There is a great deal of legislation which has been built upon by legal cases and employment law can be a difficult area which is constantly evolving.
We advise employers about their ongoing employment law duties, whilst they are recruiting, managing, disciplining and dismissing any staff member. We also draft employment contracts and staff handbooks including internal grievance, disciplinary, capability and redundancy procedures. We advise regularly on the areas of discrimination, parental rights, sickness and TUPE.
We advise about and draft compromise agreements for employers and liaise with ACAS the conciliation service. In addition, we frequently represent employers in the employment tribunal however difficult the issues appear to be.
We have successfully represented clients in the Employment Tribunal, where we frequently conduct the advocacy ourselves, and in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court sometimes involving high profile, high value or precedent setting cases.