Area Employment Law

Restrictive Covenants

It is not unusual for employers to insert restrictive covenants into employment contracts or service agreements. The aim of such clauses is to restrict the conduct of the individual after termination. The starting point is that any contractual term restricting…

Sex Discrimination

Sex discrimination takes place when someone is discriminated against, victimised or harassed on the basis of their gender. The Equality Act 2010 offers protection to both men and women from discrimination attributed to their gender.  There are four types of…

Annual Leave

Paid annual leave is a legal right that must be provided to workers and employees. Under the Working Time Regulations 1998, most workers have a right to 5.6 weeks’ holiday, which equates to 28 days’ leave for a full-time worker,…

Restrictive Covenant Enforcement

Every business will have valuable knowledge, confidential information and a stable workforce that it considers key to its success. If an employer wishes to protect the use of this information both during and after a period of employment they may…

Victimisation

Victimisation is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 (the “Act”). It is often confused with claims of bullying or harassment but it is different and has a specific legal definition. Victimisation occurs when someone subjects you to…

TUPE for Employers

Our Employment Solicitors understand that the TUPE regulations are a notoriously difficult area of employment law, and will be able to simplify matters for you and assist you in transferring, selling or buying a company.  We will ensure that the correct…

Discrimination by Association

Discrimination by association is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act (EqA) 2010. It arises where an employee is discriminated against because they are associated with someone who has a protected characteristic. Currently, the law does not extend…

Class actions

Our employment team are seeing a rise in unfair redundancy situations and other dismissals where companies are trying to circumvent their contractual and statutory obligations, including by refusing to pay employees in full for notice periods or by avoiding paying…