Employment Law Solicitors
The workplace should be a place to develop new skills, build relationships and develop your career, but all too often it can become a place that feels intimidating, stressful and tense.
If you are facing issues with your employment, our team of employment experts are on hand to help. We're proud to have seen the team's work achieve recognition from the Legal 500, which states:
“Noted for its ‘exceptional service’, the ‘professional’ team at Smith Partnership is ‘attentive to a client’s needs’. With a clear focus on the education, healthcare, retail, telecommunications and sports sectors, the team assists both private and public sector clients in contentious and non-contentious matters, including employment work ancillary to corporate transactions. ‘Excellent’ practice head James Johnson, whose ‘personable nature enables open discussions and instills good working relations’, specialises in senior executive exits, settlement agreements, discrimination claims and TUPE transactions. The latter made up a significant portion of the recent caseload, though redundancy proceedings and a multi-day discrimination claim were also included. (...)"
Our approach is to listen and understand the issues as you see them. From there, we can advise on your case and outline the next steps.
ACAS Early Conciliation Support
If you are wishing to pursue an employment tribunal claim, you will have to first raise your case through ACAS Early Conciliation. This offers an opportunity to settle a claim before escalating it further; helping to save the cost of employment tribunal proceedings.
Our team can represent you through the ACAS Early Conciliation process seeking to maximise any settlement figure.
Employers and employees often use settlement agreements to resolve workplace disputes. It is a legal requirement that employees obtain independent legal advice on settlement agreements and normally the employer will pay for the cost of the employee taking advice. We offer a settlement agreement advice service and can normally keep our costs within the employer’s contribution.
Advice and Support
We can also advise and support you on disciplinary hearings, grievances and redundancy meetings.
Dealing with all aspects of employment law whatever workplace situation you are facing, we can help. Issues you may need advice on include:
• Unfair dismissal
• Breach of contract
• Unfair redundancy
• Sex discrimination
• Race discrimination
• Disability discrimination
• Religious belief discrimination
• Sexual orientation discrimination
• Age discrimination
Employment Tribunal Representation
Of course, not every case will be resolved through ACAS Early Conciliation and therefore we also offer employment tribunal representation.
We pride ourselves on our clear, jargon-free approach when dealing with our clients and this extends to our pricing. A range of options are available, including legal expense insurance cover and, in some cases, a no win – no fee option. Contact us to find out more.
Our expert employment solicitors provide a variety of employment-related legal services across our offices in the East Midlands. The team consists of: