Employment Law

rhw provide advice on employment law within the dispute resolution and corporate and commercial teams to businesses and individuals throughout Guildford, Surrey and South East England. The law of employment is broadly acknowledged as an area of considerable significance in the current political climate.

Statutes enacted recently have greatly altered the law and generated critical new rights and obligations. This evolution in the law is being maintained at a swift rate, as a result of new legislation from Westminster producing or adjusting statutory rights every year.

Legislation emanating from Brussels and judgments of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) have also had, and will persist in having, crucial importance within particular fields of the law of employment in England. Consequently, an abundance of judgments of English courts and employment tribunals have elucidated the effect and implications of these new provisions.

Therefore, whether you are a business or an individual, an employer, an employee, a worker or self-employed, it is more important than ever to be certain that you are aware of any rights or obligations you do have. Failing to take legal advice before you act could result in you falling foul of a new provision and learning about it the hard way – via a costly adverse employment tribunal decision.

Elizabeth Whitehead is rhw’s solicitor in charge of Employment Law matters. You can contact her via email elizabeth.whitehead@rhw.co.uk or call 01483 302000

rhw have vast experience in all areas of employment law and workspace law and are able to assist and advise you on a range of matters, including:

  • ACAS early conciliation
  • Advocacy
  • Annual leave and holiday pay
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Contractor agreements
  • Contracts of employment
  • Company handbooks and policies
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Disability
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Discrimination
  • Employment tribunal litigation
  • Equality Act
  • Fixed term contracts
  • Flexible working
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay
  • Notice periods and pay
  • Partnership agreements
  • Pay in lieu of notice (PILON)
  • Probationary periods
  • Redundancies
  • References
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Retirement
  • Settlement agreements
  • Shared parental leave
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Sickness absence and pay
  • Termination of employment
  • Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE)
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Unlawful deduction from wages
  • Working Time Regulations
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Zero hours contracts

Contact rhw for employment law advice: guildford@rhw.co.uk or call 01483 302000

Check out our comprehensive Employment Law A to Z for more information.

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