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National service based on extensive experience in the full range of employment work, including litigation, advisory, transactional and training.

For most businesses and public organisations, employment is the most common legal concern. The responsibilities placed on employers are considerable, and the risk of legal consequences from a breach of law or good practice is ever-present.

In this situation, the support of experienced and knowledgeable solicitors with specialist skills is virtually indispensable. Weightmans' Employment team is  expert in this field and provides a comprehensive, national employment service.

We act for a diverse range of private and public sector clients, ranging from large national companies such as Royal Mail and Whitbread to small and medium enterprises. Whatever the size of your undertaking, you will benefit from our in-depth expertise in every employment issue.

We adopt a proactive approach, driven by a commitment to the highest standards and a reputation for explaining matters in a practical, easy-to-understand manner.  We take particular care to develop close working relationships with you and your staff, so that your needs and commitments can be understood, agreed and met. To help you deal with urgent issues, we provide access to a 24/7 telephone advice service.

In addition to helping you deal with issues as they arise, we offer a wide range of educational and preventative services to help you manage risks and avoid problems. These include training seminars, workshops and regular feedback sessions, covering points arising from your own experiences, together with practical lessons from our other clients around the country.

We also conduct audits of practices, policies and procedures and provide regular legal updates, comprising monthly bulletins and legislation pipeline documents, to ensure you are well prepared for new legislation.

Employment services

  • All aspects of unfair dismissal claims
  • Changes to terms and conditions of employment
  • Discrimination (race, sex, disability, etc.)
  • Drafting employment contracts, policies and procedures
  • Grievance and disciplinary issues
  • Immigration
  • Industrial relations
  • Managing sickness absence
  • Misconduct issues
  • Performance management
  • Redundancy (collective and business reorganisations)
  • Severance issues / Compromise agreements
  • TUPE
  • Pensions

Weightmans HR Rely package provides day to day HR and legal support to organisations large and small. Amongst other benefits the service provides direct access to named lawyers and a healthcheck of existing contracts and policies, all for a fixed annual fee with no 'ticking clock'. Read more on HR Rely.

"I respect the individuals involved; I that’s why they won the tender; half on the back of a very good, competitively priced tender and half because actually, the individuals that were named were known and respected individuals who gave us every confidence they could do the job.”

Sarah Barrett-Vane, Royal Mail Group

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