Employee disputes

Our large experienced team of over 30 employment lawyers will provide your business with practical legal advice if you have a dispute with an employee.

Fixed fees for defending employment tribunal claims

Most claims raised by employees typically come about because of non-payment of wages or being unfairly treated in the workplace. However, employers also face claims due to poor treatment because of an employee's race, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation or other protected characteristic.

Employment law is a rapidly changing area of legislation and not all employers are aware of all their obligations to their employees. This is why you need a specialist employment lawyer to advise your business when things go wrong.

My employment team has 25 experts who support employers of all sizes through a variety of employment claims raised by their employees.

Allison Whiston, Head of Employment

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We appreciate the impact on your business when an employee raises a claim about your conduct. You may not know your legal rights, or you could feel uneasy about the legal process, the expense or even the complicated language and terms that solicitors use.

We have created information pages on the types of employee disputes we regularly deal with. We explain how we can help your business, what you need to consider, what your funding options are and what you can do next.

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Complaints over flexible working

Flexible working is a great way to motivate and retain your employees. However, a poorly implemented flexible working policy can quickly lead to disputes.

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Employee grievances

Handling employee grievances in the workplace can be tricky. Having the right procedures in place and following best practice can go a long way towards making things right.

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Employee disputes over abseteeism

When an employee is absent from work there is often a legitimate reason for their absence. But when an employee’s absence becomes a regular occurrence, your business could suffer.

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Disputes over wages, bonuses & commissions

You may offer contractual and discretionary bonuses to your employees to reward high performance. But if your bonus scheme is not properly implemented or payments withdrawn, disputes may occur.

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Disputes over adjustments for disabled workers

Defending against a claim for not making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees can be a sensitive matter that can cost your business time and energy.  

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Settlement agreements for exiting employees

It is common practice to present an employee with a settlement agreement as an alternative to going through a long, drawn-out disciplinary, performance or redundancy procedure.

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Termination of employee contracts

Entering exit discussions with employees is stressful for everyone involved. Achieving a ‘clean break’ can help both parties to focus on the future.

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Defending employment tribunal claims

Whether you are in early conciliation or an ex-employee has brought employment tribunal proceedings against your business, you need to take tailored advice and gain support quickly.

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