Running a business smoothly is a sizeable task and having robust human resources legal advice in place for when you need it is essential. Having a secure job is an integral part of most people's lives and all manner of disputes can occur as employees seek to protect their personal welfare.

Employment lawyers for business will be able to assist with any aspect of HR legal advice required.

Employment law solicitors

Oratto has a number of solicitors who are highly experienced in employment law. There are a vast range of issues which could potentially need to be dealt with, and having the right HR legal support is very important. Oratto member employment lawyers will give clear, swift legal advice and provide experienced, comprehensive dispute resolution representation if required. To access solid HR legal advice, you can select a solicitor from the list on this page or send your details to Oratto so we can make that selection on your behalf.

Common areas where HR legal advice will be needed during the course of business include:

  • dealing with employee grievances, including letters to raise a grievance at work
  • advice on basic rights of employees, (such as parental leave, holiday and sick pay and flexible working)
  • the issues surrounding redundancy, discrimination and unfair dismissal
  • recruitment
  • the employment law elements of business sales and acquisitions
  • agency or temporary workers
  • employment tribunals
  • settlement agreements
  • employee dismissal
  • the use of technology at work, including policies on the use of social media
  • data protection advice
  • working time directives

Your chosen solicitor will also be able to create bespoke employment agreements if required, such as those surrounding equal opportunities in the workplace.

Dispute resolution and employment tribunal claims

If an HR employment issue should arise, many employers choose to go down the early conciliation route in order to resolve things instantly and with minimum impact. However, this sometimes doesn't work and the grievance will proceed to an employment tribunal. If the matter has escalated, your Oratto member employment law solicitor will have a great deal of experience to call upon, meaning that your representation will be sound and your interests as both an employer and as a business will be protected. Your chosen lawyer will also be able to represent you in the defence or pursuit of breach of contract claims, or should an injunction against an employee become necessary.

For guidance on all aspects of HR legal advice, contact Oratto member employment law solicitors today.