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Employment Law & HR
Pickerings' employment team has an excellent track record of advising clients from a wide range of sectors and of various sizes. The reality is that your employees should be your greatest assets, but if things go wrong they can also be a great source of difficulty. Employment law also changes on a regular basis – and employment tribunals are costly, so it’s important to get the most up-to-date advice.
Jonathon Forester, Head of Employment and Sue Hatton, HR Specialist
Our team has experience across the range of employment issues and the service we provide can be tailored to meet your particular needs. It may be that you simply need the occasional telephone advice to check that you have your facts straight, or take advice on a problem you have not encountered before; equally you may need hands-on support at your workplace.
Either way we can help, and provide the training and support that you need to keep your business on track.
Should you need representation at Employment Tribunal or in the Civil Courts, we have considerable advocacy experience.
We also offer our PEP Scheme - Pickerings Employer Plus, a fixed-cost employment advice and insurance package. This allows you to seek expert advice as often as you need it, and provides insurance cover against employment-related legal costs.
See details of our team to gain an idea of our specialisms. Overall however, we have expertise in the following:
- Terms & Conditions of Employment
- Recruitment & Selection
- Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures
- Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)
- Business Reorganisation
- Unfair/Wrongful Dismissal
- Restrictive Covenants & Confidentiality
- Equality & Discrimination Cases
- Director's Service Agreement
- Absence Management
- Maternity & Paternity
- HR Consultancy & Training
- Data Protection
- Settlement Agreements
- Employment Tribunal Work
The Employment Team is recommended in The Legal 500 2020.
In 2020, our Employment team ranked Tier 5 in the West Midlands (including Birmingham). Our team has been described as 'well placed to handle a full spectrum of employment matters'. Testimonials given describe our employment team as ' a truly great team' where matters are 'sorted with efficiency and with minimal fuss' and our clients have 'great confidence' in the advice given by our team.
Pickerings Solicitors' employment team 'takes the trouble to get to know the business that it is dealing with' and works on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Practice head Jonathon Forrester is 'supportive' and 'pro-active' and advises employees on contentious matters for both employers and employees. Simon King is 'very good' and 'explains things simply' and 'has always given good advice whenever sought'. He also advises on disputes, with additional expertise in TUPE transfers. Human resources consultant Sue Hatton has the 'upmost level of professionalism', 'always looks at an issue objectively' and 'takes away any emotional baggage that may have crept in'.
What they say about our employment law team...