Areas within Employment
Settlement Agreements were formally know as Compromise Agreements, they are a form of agreement where the employee agrees not to take any action against an employer in return for some consideration such as a payment. They are fairly common nowadays with many redundancies requiring the signing of such an agreement prior to payment.
We advise employees on the meaning of the terms in their agreement and on areas that may be improved upon. We highlight any details that should be clarified prior to signing and will look after the whole process from signing to payment.
Termination of Employment
Different circumstances lead to a dismissal or the termination of employment. We can advise the employer and employee on the optimum way to terminate employment while ensuring no breach of any employment constract restrictions.
We advise employees and employers on the best practice in disciplinary and grievance procedures.
We ensure the employer and employee is aware of the outcomes and the appropriate procedures to follow (e.g. ACAS)
Redundancy – Employer
We advise the employer of the correct procedures to follow to avoid any potential claim.
Redundancy – Employee
We have represented many employees during their redundancy process advising them on statutory requirements options available and potential courses of action.
We have advised many clients regarding disciplinary procedures the merits of their case and the potential outcomes.
Likewise employers have benefited by our scrutiny of their procedures preventing future claims.
Employer – General
Murray Hay solicitors provide the legal expertise from the incorporation of your business to dealing with those legal issues that arise in the day to day running. Experience ranges from lease assignment and reviewing to resolving employee related issues.
Employment Policies and Procedures
Many employers have benefited from our expertise in the areas of preparation of employment contracts, service agreements, non disclosure agreements and staff handbooks.
Unfair Dismissal – Employee
We advise employees on the validity of their dismissal whether it is wrongful or unfair. We disclose the strengths and weaknesses of initiating an action. We will discuss the application and the timescales as well as the potential outcomes.
Unfair Dismissal – Employer
We aim to limit the potential for any action against an employer for wrongful or unfair dismissal. Ideally this occurs at the preparation of the employees contract but when circumstances dictate and it is later we provide the best and worse case opinion for the employer so the sensible business decision is made.
What our clients say
“We found Lisa Mansfield easy to work with and extremely helpful. She made the whole process as simple and stress free as possible.”
K Pidgeon and M Kelly
“Lisa once again exceeded my expectations, as did Ian on my previous sale, and I would like to thank them both.”
“Lisa was really easy to work with, prompt and upbeat, always very helpful and extremely professional, making a very stressful time a lot easier.”
“Excellent service, well done Murray Hay.”
“Thank you to Ian Hay for dealing with my Sale and Purchase so well. Knowing that i had someone good looking after all the important stuff really alleviated some of the stress that all that craziness brings! Winkworth really came through for us and you were their recommendation. If there is anything that i can do that your Partnership can do I will not hesitate to use you again. Many thanks again. ”
“All I can say is that I was very satisfied during the whole process and that I will seek your services again the future. Many thanks.”