Employment advice for individuals

The employment team at Thrings know how stressful employment disputes can be, especially when it feels that your livelihood or your sanity is at stake. Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours at work and problems in the workplace can easily affect your performance and even your health.

The UK has extensive legislation designed to protect the rights of individuals but, for the uninitiated, working out what to do next and how best to put your case across can be daunting.

That’s where we come in. If you’re facing any of the following, we can help you navigate through the legal, practical and emotional issues.

We can advise on:

  • discrimination, harassment or bullying
  • disciplinary proceedings
  • grievances, whether made by you or against you
  • jobs cuts and redundancy
  • constructive dismissal
  • concerns over pay and bonus entitlement
  • disputes concerning confidential information and restrictive covenants
  • partnership disputes

We can also:

  • review your employment contract before you start in a new role.

  • negotiate severance terms and advise on settlement agreements formerly known as compromise agreements.

  • offer independent legal advice to those asked to waive certain employment rights and become employee shareholders.

  • assist with strategies to protect and maintain your reputation and good name.

  • represent you at an Employment Tribunal or in the Civil Courts

No-one wants to spend more than they have to and we will always discuss likely costs in advance of starting work.  Clients commend our pragmatic and down-to-earth approach.

An example of our work:

We advised Mr C, a senior employee, on the reasonableness of the restrictions in his current employment contract, and how to handle his resignation. We also reviewed the contract offered by his new employer and suggested amendments to protect Mr C’s position.

Mr C said “This is not the first time I have relied on Jeremy for employment advice. He always spots all the issues which could easily be overlooked, but more importantly then gives you practical advice on those issues and how to approach negotiations. Jeremy's pragmatic approach has been invaluable when moving between jobs."