Teachers employment is a specialised area of employment law and can be contentious if problems arise in a school. We have many years experience advising schools through governing bodies and head teachers, concerning teachers and other staff employment related problems.
We advise employers about ongoing employment law duties when they are recruiting, managing, disciplining and dismissing staff. We are experienced in dealing with industrial action, attending meetings with union reps and working with trade unions. We draft employment contracts, settlement agreements, staff handbooks, internal procedures. We advise regularly on the areas of discrimination, parental rights, sickness, pensions and TUPE.
We represent clients in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court sometimes involving high profile, high value or precedent setting cases.