Managing staff appropriately and effectively is a key part of the success story of any business. When businesses grow, it is not uncommon for staff issues and appropriate Human Resource management to have been overlooked. It is essential therefore that every business and employee has instant access to good, affordable and pragmatic employment advice.
Likewise, as an employee, it is important that your employer treats you in accordance with your statutory rights, and also your employment contract. When that relationship breaks down we are here to offer you the assistance and support necessary so that you can plan your next move.
What we can do for you
At Hutton’s we have a wide range of experience in employment-related matters. Our clients range from small private practices, GP practices, to complex multi-million pound SME’s. We deal with employees and management at all levels, and look at each case with a pragmatic and commercial attitude.
Over the years, we have tailored our employment solutions and offer bespoke products that are client-focused, flexible and adaptable to the ever-changing legal landscape, as well as the needs and requirements of the client. We have in house advocates and regularly act for clients in both a Claimant and Respondent capacity at the Employment Tribunal.
Some of the non-contentious issues we commonly deal with:
Director and Consultant SLA's
Disciplinary and Grievance procedures
Restraint of Trade Clauses
Some of the contentious issues we commonly deal with:
Constructive Dismissal Claims
Wrongful Dismissal Claims
Racial and Disability Discrimination
Bullying, Harassment and Victimisation claim
Unfair Dismissal Claims
Serious Misconduct or Fraud cases
It is an unfortunate reality of the current economic climate that jobs are constantly under threat from commercial considerations.
If you are part of a redundancy consultation or have been offered a Compromise Agreement by your employer then contact us for an informal and no obligation discussion.
Whether you are part of a Trade Union, a work collective or even an individual we are on hand to guide you through any process and can even undertake negotiations on your behalf should your require it. We have an excellent track record of results and have been able to secure substantive increases in settlement packages for numerous clients. Above all we are here to help and ensure that whatever package you are offered is offered on the best possible terms.
A selection of our recent successes in this area includes:
Successful recovery of damages for a client in a claim for Disability Discrimination and Constructive Dismissal;
Pursuing an employee for breach of good faith for setting up a competing interest;
Successful renegotiation of a Directors exit agreement resulting in a six figure settlement;
Advising several directors on severance packages and the enforceability of restrictive covenants.
Successful defence of a corporate client against a claim for Constructive Dismissal by a former employee;
Advising several clients on the terms and conditions of their Compromise Agreements;
Corporate Advice Line
We offer a bespoke telephone advice service, provided by qualified employment solicitors who will guide you on topics covering anything from personal documentation and data processing to how to avoid the Employment Tribunal. The service is bespoke and flexible to meet the requirements of your business.
Please contact Tristan Agland to discuss your requirements and find out how we may be able to help.