Employment – Employers

Kitsons Solicitors - employment employers

Our team of experienced and commercial employment lawyers advise businesses across a range of sectors, from SME to PLC.

We provide a personal service, giving pragmatic and strategic advice based on the experience from the breadth and depth of our team.

We take the time to get to know you and to understand your business, so that our advice is tailor-made.

Our HR expertise allows us to quickly and effectively problem solve in the short term and drive strategic development in the longer term.  Your goals and motivators are intrinsic in the advice that we deliver.

We provide support associated with business growth, both through transactional TUPE advice and in longer term workforce planning and strategy.

We can guide you through all stages of the employment relationship.

Pricing & Service Information

We can help you with:

  • Employment contracts, service agreements, handbooks and policies
  • Worker status and a typical workers’ rights  advice
  • Staff Management (from disciplinary and grievances, sickness absence to poor performance issues)
  • Defending Employment Tribunal Claims
  • Staff Training and Organisational Development Strategies
  • Advice regarding TUPE (business reorganisation/sale/purchase)
  • Securing employee business confidentiality obligations and customer information protection
  • Redundancy and reorganisation programmes
  • Dismissal and employment termination
  • Shareholder and Directors’ duties

Your employment – employers team are...

Kitsons Solicitors - Rhodri Davey

Rhodri DaveyManaging Partner

Rhodri is our Managing Partner

Kitsons Solicitors - Jayme Nicholson

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

Kitsons Solicitors - Danielle Luke

Danielle LukeLegal Secretary

Danielle is a Legal Secretary in our Litigation and Employment teams

Kitsons Solicitors - Jade Sleeman

Jade SleemanTrainee Chartered Legal Executive

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

Kitsons Solicitors - Rachel Webster

Rachel WebsterHR Administrator

Rachel is a HR Administrator for our Employment team

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01/11/19

Does an After Hours Email Policy Work?

By: Employment – Employers

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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08/10/19

Alternatives to Redundancy & Debt Recovery Advice

By: Employment – Employers

How to reduce debt in business and alternatives to redundancy

Have you found the current climate a little more challenging than a few months ago?  Well, don’t feel alone. So many businesses are experiencing similar circumstances, but we have been able to help them with some good advice.  Some of this advice...

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30/09/19

An Unusual Choice of Companion

By: Employment – Employers

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…

Having allowed the employee to bring a companion, in accordance...

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18/07/19

Audio Recording in the Workplace

By: Employment – Employers

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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01/02/19

Suspending an employee pending an investigation

By: Employment – Employers

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 – Employers

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 – Employers

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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26/10/18

Morrisons PLC Upheld by the Court of Appeal

By: Employment – Employers Decision of the High Court in Various Claimants v Vm Morrisons Supermarket PLC Upheld by the Court of Appeal

Morrisons has lost its challenge to the Court of Appeal against a 2017 ruling which established it was a vicariously liable for the actions of an disgruntled ex-employee who deliberately commited a...

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