If not implemented properly, dismissing an employee can leave an employer exposed to time-consuming and potentially very expensive legal action, including claims for discrimination and whistle blowing (where compensation is uncapped), unfair dismissal and lost notice pay. To help you avoid these scenarios our Business Employment Solicitors can provide you with expert legal advice on terminations of employment and can be contacted through freephone 0800 916 9060 or via our online contact form.

Our business employment solicitors are experts in advising on terminations of employment, including executive terminations where the dismissal of a high profile Board Member or Senior Executive can have far reaching implications for a business.

We discuss with employers their commercial objectives in order to produce the best possible strategy to reach the desired outcome quickly and cost effectively with minimum risk and disruption to the business.

Often this will involve providing advice on how to carry out an effective disciplinary, performance management or redundancy process, but on other occasions a more sensitive approach such as a protected or ‘without prejudice’ conversation (with a view to ultimately entering into a settlement agreement with the employee) may be appropriate. We recognise that one size does not fit all, and this is reflected at all times in the bespoke advice that we give.

We also understand that the issues associated with termination of employment can be wide-ranging, including the potential impact on the enforceability of any post-termination restrictions, resolution of an outstanding shareholding or share option issues and the tax treatment of termination payments. We work closely with employers to identify any potential issues at an early stage, and by doing so we are able to ensure that an employer’s best interests are protected at all times, and at every stage of the process.

Termination of Employment Services

Our work with employers includes:

  • providing step-by-step advice and guidance on how to conduct an effective disciplinary, absence/performance
  • management or redundancy process, and drafting related scripts and correspondence;
  • advising on and negotiating the exit of employees via protected conversations or ‘without prejudice’ discussions;
  • drafting and negotiating the terms of settlement agreements and producing related correspondence;

Call our Business Employment Solicitors today on Freephone 0800 916 9060 or contact us online.

Whatever the situation, we have the skills and experience to advise your business in connection with a termination in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

If your business needs advice on any aspect of termination of employment, we invite you to contact our expert team of Business Employment Solicitors. We will be very pleased to talk through your options without obligation, and if further advice is required, provide a fee proposal for your consideration.