Termination of employment and disputes

Terminating employment must be in accordance with the complex employment laws.  Get it wrong and you could face a claim from your employee and be ordered to pay a considerable sum in compensation.

Whether a dismissal is for redundancy or gross misconduct, or it relates to an employee on long term sickness, employers must adopt fair procedures before dismissing employees and undertake a thorough investigation. 

Equally, disputes can arise during the employment relationship by way of a grievance which does not result in termination but which requires careful and detailed consideration. Mistakes in dealing with grievance procedures can also lead to disputes. We can reduce the risks to you by advising on how to deal with grievances fairly.

Effective handling

Our specialist commercial employment solicitors can guide you through the dismissal process and where appropriate draft exit packages and compromise agreements if required.

If you are presented with a claim by an employee or former employee we have considerable experience in successfully defending a wide range of employment claims including

  •  unfair dismissal
  •  constructive dismissal
  •  breach of contract
  •  discrimination
  •  unlawful deduction of wages
  •  wrongful dismissal

We understand that employers may find the prospect of dealing with an employment tribunal claim to be daunting. We therefore encourage our clients to involve us at an early stage. Due to the potential for spiralling costs in the employment tribunal we may be able to offer fixed fees for certain claims. 

Please telephone and speak to one of our employment lawyers for free on 0333 003 1767 (8.30am – 9pm weekdays, 10am – 4pm weekends) or fill in the online form to request a call back and someone will ring you within 24 hours.

You can access any of our commercial employment lawyers at any of our offices spread throughout Surrey, Hampshire and Greater London including Kingston upon Thames, Bordon, Cheam, Canary Wharf, Leatherhead, Raynes Park, Surbiton, Tolworth or Walton on Thames.