What is Employment Law?
Employment law is a complex and fast-changing area of law. Each situation is unique – but rest assured – our employment law solicitors have the skills and experience to achieve an outcome that is right for you. Our employment team never sit on the fence – we will give you clear and strong direction – not just explaining your options but helping you to make an informed decision based on your desired outcomes.
Sadly, not all employers understand employment law and are not held to account when they get things wrong. Only you can enforce your own legal rights. Whether you need employment law advice on an incident of harassment or bullying at work, changes to your terms and conditions, a redundancy process or settlement discussions, our employment solicitors will provide the advice you need to move forward with clarity and confidence.
Why Use Trethowans?
Our employment solicitors have extensive experience of guiding clients through difficult employment relationships. We are down-to-earth, honest lawyers that take the time to get to know you and your employment circumstances. We will be honest with you. If we don’t think you have a case, we will tell you. However, if you do, and you want to take your employer on, our employment solicitors will be right behind you. Our employment lawyers regularly advise businesses, so we can provide a deeper insight into how your employer is likely approaching the situation.
We are a leading Firm recognised in the Legal 500 2023 and Chambers and Partners 2023. The Employment Team is also ranked for Employment Law in the South. We pride ourselves on upholding our reputation for being down-to-earth, dedicated lawyers who will take the time to understand you and your needs.
For expert advice on any aspect of employment law, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experienced employment solicitors on 0800 2800 421.
Employment Law FAQs
What is constructive dismissal?
Constructive dismissal occurs where an employee resigns because their employer has committed a serious or fundamental breach of their employment contract or employment rights. Resigning in this way can be considered a dismissal by the employer if certain conditions are met. The breach must be sufficiently serious, the main cause of your resignation and you must not have accepted the breach by your conduct or words. Constructive dismissal is frequently misunderstood, and it is worth taking employment law advice before you resign to ensure you protect your position.
This is not to be confused with unfair dismissal, which is another area of law our team of employment solicitors are able to assist with.
What is the difference between discrimination and harassment?
Discrimination is a general umbrella term to describe when someone is treated differently or unfairly because of one of the protected characteristics defined in legislation (e.g. sex, religious beliefs etc). Harassment is one type of discrimination – please click here to find out more.
What is garden leave?
Garden leave is when an employee is told not to attend the workplace or perform work-related duties during their notice period, but are still paid and treated as an employee. It is often used to keep employees out of the business to ensure they do not gain access to any strategic or sensitive information which they could use in their next employment. As a result, it is more frequently used for senior employees. If your employer puts you on garden leave without a contractual clause allowing this, they could be breaching your contract. Contact our solicitors to find out more here.