Our employment contract solicitors offer expert legal advice and can provide representation anywhere in the UK. Call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online and we’ll call you.
We’re familiar with the problems that can arise in employment contracts and so are well placed to advise you on any issues you may have with a new or existing contract. Whether you need speedy and concise advice on specific points in your contract, help to negotiate new terms or assistance with a dispute with your employer, you can rely on our expertise.
A reputation you can trust
Other firms of solicitors and accountancy firms, along with their partners and staff, recommend us to their clients. We know the tactics used by employers and their contract lawyers in the preparation of employment contracts and consultancy agreements. Our specialists have the experience and technical expertise to anticipate and successfully deal with any employment contract problems you may have.
Employment Contract Review Service
Slater and Gordon’s expert contract lawyers can help you right from the start when you get a new job. We can review the employment contract you’re offered in your new role, provide you with a comprehensive understanding of what you’re being asked to sign, and help to negotiate the best terms for you. We’ll check your employment contract complies with legal requirements, and provide detailed assistance on specific terms relating to commission, salary package, bonus, health insurance, profit sharing, flexible working arrangements, working overseas, holiday allowance, mobility, share schemes and options, and appropriate termination provisions. We’ll also review any restrictive covenants. Sometimes called ‘non-competes’, these covenants may be included in your contract to prevent you from competing with your employer after your employment has been terminated.
By conducting this review, we can help you to protect your rights and prevent complications and disputes regarding your contract from arising in the future. In turn, this can give you greater peace of mind and help you to focus on your new job without unnecessary distractions.
Employment contract disputes
Employment contract disputes can arise in a range of circumstances, including when an employer wants to change the terms of a contract. Employers must get the agreement of their workers before they can make changes to their contracts. They should consult with staff members or their representatives, explain their reasons for the changes and listen to any alternative solutions proposed by employees. In some circumstances, if employers make a change without getting agreement, workers may have the right to refuse to work under the changed terms. We can help you assess this, or whether alternatively, you may treat the change as a breach of contract, resign and make a case for constructive dismissal, taking your case to an employment tribunal if necessary.
Contract disputes can also arise when the interpretation of a contract is unclear or if a contract is jeopardised by unforeseen circumstances, such as the sale of a business. Whatever the reason for disagreeing with your employer over your contract, our specialist solicitors are here to provide information and advice.
If you wish to raise a formal grievance with your employer, our lawyers can guide you through the grievance process from start to finish to ensure the procedures that are followed are correct and fair.
A change of employer
When there’s been a change of employer because of a business sale or transfer, your new employer may attempt to make changes to your contractual rights, which are protected under the law. This can be an uncertain and confusing time, and you might not know how to respond in order to protect your rights.
Regardless of the problem you have with your employment contract, our solicitors will help protect your legal rights.
Employment contract expert guides
Our contract lawyers have prepared two free online expert guides to help you right now. For more information on these important issues, take a look at our Post Termination Restrictive Covenants and Permanent Health Insurance resources. Alternatively, you can call freephone 0808 175 8000 to speak with an employment contract lawyer and get information and advice about your specific circumstances.
Legal representation whenever and wherever you need it
You can rely on the specialists at Slater and Gordon Lawyers to help you resolve any employment contract problem. Our solicitors are available to provide legal representation wherever you’re based across the UK. Simply call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online and we’ll get in touch at a time that’s convenient for you.