Employment Law

Employment law issues often involve the most important yet delicate business decisions.

At Arbor Law, we appreciate that every business has unique challenges and sometimes, even the smallest employment issues can be complex and confusing to resolve. From advisory and transactional matters to disputes and settlements, we provide employment law advice that’s pragmatic, concise and tailored to your business needs, leaving you with the time to focus on your business.

Providing flexible legal solutions

Wherever you are in your business journey, we can provide you with expert employment law advice and services. Our model is designed to suit the needs of your business, so you can get access to legal support on an ‘as needed’ basis. Alternatively, we can operate as an extension of your business to provide support with day-to-day employment issues.

Contact us today to see how our employment lawyers can work with your business.

Taking care of your legal work

Take a look at the legal support we provide and specialise in:

It’s important that every employee has a written and agreed employment contract in place, regardless of their position. Whether they’re a manager, executive or a junior member, it’s essential that your employees understand the terms and conditions of their role to avoid any potential legal conflict in the future.

Our employment lawyers also draft staff handbooks to help set expectations, create a positive work culture and ensure employees feel comfortable in the workplace.

Knowing what to do when there is conflict in your business can be hard, especially if you don’t have the knowledge or experience to deal with the issues. We provide advice and ongoing support to businesses dealing with difficult situations with their staff. While disputes can often be resolved internally, sometimes a settlement agreement is recommended to help end the professional relationship and keep both parties on good terms.

We can support you with having those difficult conversations, help you to deal with disputes with your employees, and negotiate and draft settlement agreements to try to resolve the dispute so that it doesn’t escalate to an employment tribunal.

Employment law is a complex and ever-changing area and sometimes you may not have the knowledge or experience to know the right thing to do.

We can support you with your day-to-day employment queries, no matter how big or small, including employment rights, ill-health and sickness absences, poor performance, disciplinary issues, grievances, discrimination, bullying and harassment, family-related rights and flexible working, and employment status.

When an employee makes a claim against your business, it’s important to understand if they have a right to make a claim and, if they do, what your legal risks are and the potential compensation you may be required to pay if the employee succeeds.

We can help you assess the best course of action for your business, including your options for resolving the matter as quickly as possible to reduce any potential damage to your business. We can also represent your business to defend any claim.

From unfair dismissals to discrimination and whistleblowing, we help you to understand your employee’s claim and proactively handle it in your best interests.

It can be a difficult time for everyone if your business is going through a restructure or if you’re considering cutting down teams. We can provide guidance on how to deal with the legalities of restructuring your business and/or making redundancies. We can also support you in handling TUPE transfers of employees.

Our employment lawyers

From drafting employment contracts and handbooks to navigating dismissals and redundancies, our employment law specialists work with a range of start-ups and global businesses to guide them through the difficult employment issues that might arise in your workplace.

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