Advice on Settlement Agreements, Employment Contracts and Problems at Work
If you have been given a settlement agreement, are having problems at work or otherwise in need of employment law advice, we can help. We advise on a wide range of issues including disciplinary and grievance proceedings, redundancy, unfair dismissal, discrimination and pay and benefits. We are also experienced in advising employees on post-termination restrictions where they are thinking of moving to a competitor or setting up on their own.
Our clients range from senior executives, such as directors of FTSE 100 companies and banking professionals, to workers on the minimum wage. We are members of the Employment Lawyers’ Association.
If you have been offered a settlement agreement by your employers, we would be happy to advise you on this. The employer will in most cases pay the costs associated with advice and execution of the agreement.
At Knight-Webb Solicitors, the Principal Solicitor, Sunita Knight-Webb, is an experienced employment law specialist. She has a degree in law from Cambridge University and has successfully acted on hundreds of settlement agreements over the years. We provide practical advice and a personal, cost-effective service.
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Knight-Webb Solicitors are experienced in handling Unfair Dismissal claims. We have successfully handled many claims in the employment tribunal on behalf of employees and employers, including several high-value discrimination claims. We can handle all aspects of the claim, from preparing claim forms and and responses, Schedules of Loss, witness statements, advising on disclosure, representing litigants at preliminary and final hearings. Most employment tribunal claims settle without the need for a full hearing. However, where cases proceed to a full hearing, we are able either to provide representation ourselves or instruct counsel to represent you.
Workplace discrimination is unlawful if the reason for the treatment is age, disability, race, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Whether you have been overlooked for promotion because of any of the above reasons, are in need of workplace adjustments due to a disability, been subject to sexual harassment, made redundant because of prenancy or maternity or have suffered any other form of discrimination, bullying or harassment, we are able to advise you. Often, the first step towards protecting your legal position is to draft a robust grievance letter, with which we can help. A well-drafted grievance letter setting out your position will help build a case and sometimes produce an effective and immediate result. We are hard negotiators and have successfully negotiated many favourable settlements for our clients. These have included settlements in pregnancy/maternity discrimination and disability discrimination claims against investment banks and other financial institutions.
Redundancy may happen because a workplace is closing down, or because fewer employees are (or are expected to be) needed for work of a particular kind. During a redundancy exercise, the employer will often offer employees an exit package embodied in a settlement agreement on which the employee will need to take legal advice.
It is unlawful for an employer to subject a worker to a detriment including dismissal for making a protected disclosure. Such a dismissal will be automatically unfair and to bring a claim, there is no qualifying period of employment. We understand that it can be distressing for employees subjected to retaliation for blowing the whilstle at work; we have successfully acted for public sector employees who are on long-term sick leave because they find themselves in this situation, as well as employees in financial services.
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