Tag: employment law

Coronavirus: our advice to employers

Partner and Head of Employment, Mark Fellows, recently spoke on BBC3 Counties Radio about how employers can take steps now to mitigate risks against Coronavirus (Covid-19), you can listen by clicking here (skip to 2:10:30 to hear Mark’s 5 minute slot). With the number of people infected with Coronavirus in the UK on the increase, …

Employment

Our experienced lawyers support clients across the UK through all stages of the employment relationship. We focus on creating and maintaining a sound legal framework for employers, and employees, applying a pragmatic approach. Our work covers the life-cycle of employment; from recruitment (including working with recruitment agencies), contracts, retention, absence, performance, rewards, change, holiday pay, immigration, …

Disciplinary and Grievances

Disciplinary and grievance procedures are a key part of the legal framework that governs the employer and employee relationship. The correct procedures ensure that everybody is treated fairly and assist employers in complying with the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the ACAS Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance matters. These procedures can result in …

Peak People: Our Outsourced HR & Employment Law Service

Peak People. Peak People is a practical, focused and fixed-cost solution for employment law and HR support. We offer an affordable, bespoke employment law and HR service that delivers: Employment law advice that is commercial and tailored to your needs Legally compliant employee documentation, policies and procedures Advice on dispute management and resolution Consultation on …

Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) is designed to protect employees during periods of change, including: Transfers of ownership (i.e. when you sell or buy a business) Bringing services back in-house Outsourcing Re-tendering of contracts As an employer, there are many risks around a TUPE transfer, including that a TUPE-related dismissal can be …

For Employees: Frequently Asked Questions

Employment advice for employees. If you are looking specifically for advice around redundancies and settlement agreements, please click here. For more employment advice for employees, please see below or contact us.   Claiming unfair dismissal If your employer invites you to a disciplinary hearing, we can advise you on your rights. The conclusion of a …

Mark Fellows

Employment Partner Mark Fellows advises both employers and employees on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters and has a particular interest in employment litigation. He has substantial experience of advocacy in Employment Tribunals, advocating at full hearings in relation to claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination, deductions from wages, breach of contract, …

Employment References: Worth the paper they are written on?

How many times have you, as a prospective employer, sought employment references from an individual’s ex-employer and either not received a reply or, more commonly, received a reference which contains no meaningful information about the individual concerned?  Employment lawyer Mark Fellows explains why this trend has emerged and provides tips on approaches prospective and previous employers …

Hiring and firing employees in the UK: What international companies need to know

Sherrards’ Partner, Paul Marmor, explains various human resources issues that will impact international companies that move people across borders in different countries. For more information, please contact Paul Marmor or visit our International legal services page.   Sherrards uses reasonable care to ensure that the content (“Content”) appearing on the Website is current and accurate. The …

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