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...

Rhodri DaveyManaging Partner

Rhodri is our Managing Partner

Jayme NicholsonPartner and Head of Employment

Jayme is a Partner and Head of our Employment team

Kitsons Solicitors - Rosie Evans

Rosie EvansAssociate

Rosie is an Associate in our Employment team

Kitsons Solicitors - Rory Wakeling

Rory WakelingAssociate

Rory is an Associate Solicitor in our Employment team

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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    07/03/22

    The Kickstart Job Scheme for Youth Employment

    By: Employment – Employers

    Young people appear to have been hit hardest by this, the likely reason being that many people aged 16-24 work in more transient or low skilled jobs, often making them easier to dismiss and replace at short notice.

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    25/02/22

    COVID-19 Guidance for Employers: 3 Steps You Should Take

    By: Employment – Employers What is the current situation with COVID-19 and the workplace?

    On 21 February 2022, the government announced its strategy for living with COVID-19 in England. This starts the move towards treating the virus as endemic, meaning it will be treated in the same way as flu and other such viruses.

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    Govt Announces an End to Coronavirus Restrictions

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    I suppose time will tell.  But certainly there will be mixed feelings about the announcement, both optimism and nervousness.

    For employers, there are already concerns as to how to “live with covid” as against the duty to provide a safe working environment.  From 1 April, covid tests will no longer be...

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    Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    By: Employment – Employers Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    On Friday 20 March 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced the introduction of the “Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme” (the Scheme). The guidance in relation to the Scheme has changed several times since it was first released and the Treasury has issued two Directions to HMRC, the most...

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    29/07/20

    Employees in Quarantine – What Can We Do?

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    The Department for Transport (DfT) announced that anyone arriving in the UK from any part of Spain now has to quarantine for 14 days.  Individuals arriving back to the UK must go straight home and their 14 day isolation period starts the day after their arrival day.  During that time,...

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    Flexible furlough – How does it work?

    By: Employment – Employers

    Who can be furloughed under the new rules?

    The Scheme is now closed to new entrants (save for circumstances where an employee has returned from a period of maternity or family leave), meaning that flexible furlough will be limited to those who have previously been furloughed for a minimum of three...

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    Christmas in the Workplace and Your Company Policies

    By: Employment – Employers

    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.

    1.     Sickness absence

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    Benefits and Awards for Length of Service

    By: Employment – Employers

    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?

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    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

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    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 may help prevent compulsory redundancies and all of...

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    An Unusual Choice of Companion

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    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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    Audio Recording in the Workplace

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    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.

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    Suspending an employee pending an investigation

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    The 2017 case of Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth (the appeal of which is being heard by the Court of Appeal this week) is a good example of where suspending an employee can cause repercussions even where suspension is expressed to be a ‘neutral act’.

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    Pregnancy Rights in the Workplace

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    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 and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) opened a consultation on this subject on 25 January 2019, which closes on 05 April 2019.

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    Agency and Zero-Hour Worker Rights Reforms

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

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    Morrisons PLC Upheld by the Court of Appeal

    By: Employment – Employers

    Morrisons has lost its challenge to the Court of Appeal against a 2017 ruling which established it was vicariously liable for the actions of an disgruntled ex-employee who deliberately commited a data breach that saw approximately 100,000 of his co-workers’ personal data posted online. Morrisons’ management took action within a...

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    06/01/21

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