We specialize in providing legal advice and representation for a variety of employment matters, including:
It is recommended to hire a solicitor for an employment tribunal as it can provide legal advice, and representation, and help navigate the process. Employers typically have legal representation and self-representation can result in an imbalance of skills. Even with a credible case, self-representation can lead to unsuccessful claims due to a lack of proper presentation of the case.
Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts that waive an individual’s right to make a claim to court or employment tribunal. To ensure protection, employees must receive independent legal advice from a qualified lawyer. The legal advisor will certify the agreement and confirm that the employee has been advised of their rights. Failure to take legal advice may result in an invalid or unenforceable agreement. This is to ensure that the employee has a clear understanding of the rights being given up and that the compensation is adequate. Employers must not take advantage of the situation.
Redundancy occurs when an employer stops or intends to stop a business or a certain job role. Employers have a duty to consult with employees who may be affected and consider alternatives like reduced hours or pay. While it is not required for you to have a solicitor for a redundancy process, it is strongly recommended. A solicitor can provide legal advice and representation and can help you navigate the process and present your case effectively. Additionally, they can help you understand your rights and options, and can negotiate on your behalf. Even if you decide not to hire a solicitor, it is a good idea to consult with one to get an understanding of your rights and the process of redundancy.
Our team of employment solicitors has provided legal advice to many businesses in Southport, Merseyside, and Lancashire, and the employer typically covers the costs. Do not let cost be a hindrance in seeking legal advice.
If you want to discuss our range of employment law services in more detail, please contact our team here at Dickinson Parker Hill today. Our employment solicitors in Southport are available by phone or email, or in person, if you’re close by.