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Employment Law & HR
Employment Law and HR Support for Business
Employees can be the greatest asset to your business, but if things go wrong they can also be a great source of cost, risk and difficulty. Employment law changes on a regular basis and Employment Tribunals are costly, so it’s important to get the most up-to-date advice. By not keeping up with legislation and observing your duties as an employer, you could unwittingly be running the risk of great cost to your business.
How can you avoid costly mistakes that many employers make?
Our team can be at hand to advise on all aspects of HR and employment law. By getting to know you and your business we can advise whenever you need help. We have 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 full 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 can provide 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
Jonathon Forrester. Kate Johnson, Peter Brady
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. 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...