Employment – Employees

Kitsons Solicitors - Employee employment services

Losing your job is a stressful event for you and your family. Alternatively, you may have reached the point where you wish to part ways with your employer.

We will listen to your concerns and give you a straight answer regarding your options.

We act for employees at all levels including senior employees, Executives, Directors and Partners across a wide range of sectors. We can advise on the terms of your engagement and remuneration schemes or exit arrangements under agreed terms. Our advice will be tailored to meet your desired outcomes.

Due to our strong Corporate Services Team we have a wealth of expertise in drafting Directors Service Agreements and advising on Partnership and LLP matters so can therefore assist when it comes to wanting to part ways or renegotiating terms.

Our team leaders are recognised leaders in their field and our expert team will guide you through the process, explaining your options and proving sensible and commercial advice. They’ll provide complete transparency with costs and will support you every step of the way. We aim to provide clear and pragmatic advice so that you can make informed decisions as we understand that these situations can be emotional and difficult.

We can help you with:

  • Advising and negotiating on settlement agreements for individuals or groups
  • Advising on protected conversations when you are looking to part ways with your employer on agreed terms
  • Advising on post termination restrictive covenants
  • Advising on Director and Senior Employee exits
  • Exiting partners from partnerships or LLPs
  • Advising on claims concerning the termination of employment
  • Advising on grievances

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Rhodri DaveyManaging Partner

Rhodri is our Managing Partner

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Jayme NicholsonPartner and Head of Employment

Jayme is a Partner and Head of our Employment Team

Kitsons Solicitors - Rosie Evans

Rosie EvansSolicitor

Rosie is a Solicitor in our Employment Team

Kitsons Solicitors - Rory Wakeling

Rory WakelingAssociate

Rory is an Associate Solicitor in our Employment team

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Danielle LukeLegal Secretary

Danielle is a Legal Secretary in our Litigation and Employment teams

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Jade SleemanTrainee Chartered Legal Executive

Jade is a Trainee Chartered Legal Executive in our Litigation and Employment teams

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By: Employment – Employees

Now is the time to assess your company policies and make sure they are watertight and those responsible for administering them are familiar with the details.

There are many issues that can arise during the Christmas period. The below issues are probably the most common.

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By: Employment – Employees

Perhaps you could offer a benefit to incentivise staff to stay with you, such as awarding an incremental increase in holiday entitlement based on length of service?

You know that the three most valued managers would benefit from this. But what about the more junior members of the team, or those...

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01/11/19

Does an After Hours Email Policy Work?

By: Employment – Employees

Most of us now regularly access our work emails on smart phones. A lot of employers are staring to apply an after hours email policy to restrict access to emails out of hours and whilst on annual leave in an attempt to improve the quality of their employees’ time away...

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30/09/19

An Unusual Choice of Companion

By: Employment – Employees

Picture this:  You are anxiously waiting in a meeting room with your HR officer, for one of your employees to arrive for a disciplinary meeting.

There is a confident rap on the door and in walks the employee, followed by a clown…

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25/07/19

Legal Workplace Temperatures in the UK

By: Employment – Employees

Is there a law on working temperatures in the UK?

There are no legal working temperature laws in the UK which prescribe minimum or maximum temperatures in the workplace. The only thing employers are obliged to do is to ensure that they comply with health and safety at work law, in...

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18/07/19

Audio Recording in the Workplace

By: Employment – Employees

The Employment Appeal Tribunal’s (EAT) recent decision in Phoenix House Limited v Stockman demonstrates the considerations of a Tribunal when considering covert audio recording in the workplace’ meeting.

In this case the Claimant brought a claim against the Respondent company for unfair dismissal, victimisation and detriment for whistleblowing. The Tribunal upheld...

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04/03/19

Employment Law in the UK Equestrian Industry

By: Employment – Employees

The equestrian industry is something which has developed over the years and is now more varied than almost any other sector either within agriculture or the wider leisure industry. Equine Law in the UK is a growing area which covers a range of legal issues.

Unfortunately, the Equestrian Industry is one...

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01/02/19

Suspending an employee pending an investigation

By: Employment – Employees

Before suspending an employee, for example, as part of a disciplinary process, an employer should think carefully about the reasons why they are doing this – and whether it is necessary.

The 2017 case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth (the appeal of which is being heard by the Court...

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30/01/19

Pregnancy Rights in the Workplace

By: Employment – Employees

Research over the past few years undertaken by a number of organisations has highlighted flaws in current protections afforded to new and expectant mothers. In response to this, the government has committed to strengthening the position of women in relation to pregnancy, maternity and redundancy. The Department for Business, Energy...

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19/12/18

Agency and Zero-Hour Worker Rights Reforms

By: Employment – Employees

Following on from Matthew Taylor’s ‘Good Work Review’ in 2017, the Government has introduced proposals to make legislative changes to improve protection for agency workers, zero-hours’ workers and others with ‘atypical working arrangements’.

Draft legislation is yet to be published but the legislative changes are designed to:

introduce a right to request...

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When Legal Advice Privilege is Removed

By: Employment – Employees

Legal advice privilege applies to communications between a client and their lawyer, and communications which have come about for the purpose of giving or receiving legal advice. If legal advice privilege applies, then this information cannot be disclosed during the course of legal proceedings and is confidential.

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