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Basics of Employment Law

31st August 2010
By paulsimmions in Employment Law
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As an employer, it is important to understand employment law and procedure, to avoid a claim and having to use employment solicitors.

Whether you are an employee or employer, the first step is to have an understanding of at least the basics of employment law.

For employees, the second step is to understand the strategic advice that employment solicitors can give you. This is the practical side of employment law - your employment solicitor can tell you how to gather evidence to prove a breach of your employment rights, how to position your case and increase the likelihood of resolving your employment claim at the earliest opportunity. If you are able to successfully achieve the recommended litigation strategy, then the likelihood is that your legal costs will be much reduced and you will have a successful outcome more quickly. See Employment Law Practice for some quick pointers to help you.

As an employer, the second step is to understand the likely scenarios that may result in you defending a claim in an employment tribunal. Whether the claim is for discrimination, unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal or wrongful dismissal you want to avoid the usual pitfalls that allow an employee to make a claim. Without an employer making a mistake as to the procedure or the law, there would not be any successful employment claims. We set out some practical guidelines and tips for employers to help avoid compensation claims - to find out more see the information under Employment Law in Practice.

Employment law is a specialized area of law and you should always seek the advice from an employment solicitor to receive expert guidance tailored to the specific issues of your case.

We believe that we can make a genuine difference by achieving a significant settlement or guiding you easily through employment law to avoid a claim. Our clients appreciate our fresh approach and we hope that you will enjoy speaking to an employment solicitor who takes your perspective.

The vast majority of employment law problems involve a story of only a few relevant facts. As specialized employment solicitors london, we strongly advise that you discuss your employment issues at the earliest opportunity, so that you can take informed decisions within the context of understanding the recommended litigation strategy.

Our approach is that we prefer to conduct an initial telephone consultation to assess your legal issues and only if we think that it is worthwhile will we take it further and have a meeting.

Not everyone is well versed with the employment law of London. For this there are special employment law solicitors, and redundancy law solicitors. London employment law solicitors help the companies in formulating contracts and preparing the staff handbook as the per the city's law. These people have the necessary experience in dealing with issues related with service very keenly. They will help you in exactly help in putting the needs of both the recruiter and staff member legally & also see that no one is breaching the terms of contract. Only in special cases the redundancies or dismissal of an employee occurs.

But at times, company needs to dismiss the employee due to special reasons. One such situation is happening all over the world right now. This years' global financial crisis has resulted in lay off plans by most of the companies. Therefore, it becomes necessary both for employees or employer to handle the things legally. As an employee it is very important for you to know your "employment rights".

Recently, there have been more hue and cries from the employee's side. People are handed over with the pink slip within seconds. If you have been one of them and think that upon suing the company you can get back the job or the compensation, well hire a good employment lawyer now. At times, we fail to interpret the legal language rightly and as the results see that everything is in on our side. But things are not that easy as one sees them. Even a single word has many synonymous and a comma can make a difference. But always the companies are not at fault. Usually the companies have some employment policies mentioned in the staff books, which needs to be checked for the recent changes. So beware. A good solicitor will study the things carefully and tell you what exactly can be done.

While selecting a good lawyer or a law firm, it is necessary for one to do to bit of homework. Don't be surprised it is one of the preliminary things that will help you in winning a case.
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