Employment Law For Employees

Your job is an important part of your life and any difficulties with your employment can have a detrimental effect on both your finances and your wellbeing. If you are having issues at work, it can really help to have expert advice early on. You need to understand your position, your legal rights and your options before the situation deteriorates and costly mistakes are made.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in advising both employees and employers and understand the issues and pressures from both sides. This enables them to offer really valuable advice on how best to approach the situation.

We can help with employment concerns which may arise including:

  • difficult relationships at work, including discrimination and harassment;
  • when a dispute has arisen or you are facing a disciplinary;
  • redundancy situations;
  • potential employment tribunal claims; and
  • settlement agreements.

Our lawyers will ask questions to get to the heart of the issue and to understand the outcome you want. If the relationship with your employer is repairable, we will help you draft letters to your employer to address the issues of concern and propose solutions. If exit is the only option then we can help you to negotiate the best terms to maximise the separation package.

Whatever difficulties you are facing at work, we will provide pragmatic and sympathetic advice to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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Louise joined Hugh James as a trainee solicitor in September 2001 and qualified in September 2003. She has worked in the Employment and HR Services team since September 2002. She advanced to Associate in May 2007, Senior Associate in May 2009 and Partner in May 2010.

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