Employment

Employment law is complex and fast moving.

Employers must keep up to date with a raft of constantly changing rules and regulations, and the potential cost of not doing so is substantial. However, disputes giving rise to claims can usually be avoided by adopting best practices and seeking advice at the earliest opportunity.

We understand that employment issues can arise with little warning and, in our dedicated Employment team, we pride ourselves on our accessibility and ability to react quickly.

Our aim is to assist in resolving issues as and when they occur, but we also take a proactive approach and seek to prevent problems from occurring in the first place.

We work with both employers and employees to achieve practical commercial solutions to workplace issues.

Liam Entwistle of WJM’s Employment Team recently took part in a webinar featuring a discussion on the wider aspects of Employment Law and how it can be minefield for employers. You can see the full webinar by following this link Employment Law with WJM Webinar

We act for employers and employees:

For the employer:

We aim in all cases to achieve a business-orientated solution to your problem. We offer pragmatic business based advice which aims to secure an end result that meets the needs of your business. We will provide you with robust, no nonsense advice. We will advise you on the intricacies of the law, balancing the interests of practicality and commercial reality.

To fully encompass all of your employment management needs, our clients can sign up for Praesidium, which is an easy to use comprehensive employment law protection package for employers, and HR Assist, which offers a customised HR Manager service. We also offer our clients online access to a regularly updated Employment Manual.

Through our monthly Employment Briefings - sent electronically - we update all of our Employment clients in relation to impending changes in employment legislation, to help keep employers right up to date. To receive your personal copy, please subscribe through our Resources page.

For the employee:

We are happy to act for employees and have experience in pursuing complex discrimination and unfair dismissal claims. We will offer you a no-nonsense opinion on your prospects of success and the value of your claim. We have a proven track record in negotiating very favourable settlement terms.

We cover the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment work. In the past we have:

  • Acted for employees of 15 local authorities in equal pay claims
  • Acted for the employer in successfully defending one of the highest profile race discrimination claims ever brought in Scotland
  • Successfully defended a trade union victimisation complaint
  • Acted in a variety of sexual orientation and disability claims
  • Dealt with the whole range of unfair dismissal cases including redundancy