You do not need to have an employment contract with an employee for him or her to claim their rights. But when you have an employment contract it will protect both the employee and the employer alike as it will clearly define duties and responsibilities of both parties. Does your employment contract cover at least the following points:
1. Duties and Job Title; 2. Date of Commencement/ Date of Continuous Employment [and Notice Period]; 3. Place of Work; 4. Hours of Work; 5. Remuneration; 6. Holidays; 7. Sickness Absence; 8. Pension; 9. Non-Compulsory Retirement; 10. Confidential Information; 11. Exclusivity of Service; 12. Collective Agreements; 13. Grievance Procedure; 14. Disciplinary Procedure; 15. Data Protection; 16. Changes to Terms and Conditions of Employment; 17. Severability; 18. Governing Law.
If not, you may have to consider reviewing your contract.
Solicitors at Jay Visva Solicitors regularly act for clients in employment dispute matters at the Employment Tribunals. We have assisted a number of clients in resolving disputes through negotiation and at the tribunals.
Our Solicitors also assist businesses to draft their employment contracts; offer letters; staff handbook policies; grievance procedures; self-employment contracts; compromise agreements; COT3 agreements and so on.
At Jay Visva Solicitors, our Solicitors are specialists in, among other areas, Commercial Property (such as sale/purchase of shops; post offices; service stations; restaurants and small industries); Commercial Property Litigation (rent reviews; dilapidations; lease renewals; possession proceedings; forfeiture of leases and relief from forfeiture); Employment Law (TUPE Regulations; unfair dismissals; redundancy; compromise agreements and discriminations); Civil Litigation; Residential Landlord and Tenants; Family Law; Immigration Law; Alcohol Licensing; Wills and Probate and Planning Law. The ability to deal with the various areas of law, that tend to overlap when dealing with an individual matter, without referring our clients elsewhere makes us unique.
Our Service standards
We aim to provide you with high standards of service at all times. We will:
- keep you regularly informed in writing of the progress with your matter;
- communicate with you in plain language that you can understand;
- explain to you in writing the legal work which is required as your matter progresses;
- provide written updates clearly explaining the legal work required as your matter progresses;
- Advise you on the likely time it will take to resolve your issue and keep you updated as to the likely timescale at each stage of your matter informing you of any material changes in those estimates.
To achieve the best possible outcome in your case, we need to work together with you. We will:
- review your matter regularly;
- advise you on the law;
- follow your instructions;
- update you on whether the likely outcomes still justify the likely costs and risks associated with your matter whenever there is a material change in circumstances.
You need to:
- provide us with clear and timely instructions;
- Promptly provide us with the information and documents required to complete the transaction.
If you wish to consult with us in relation to your employment matter please call us and speak to one of our Employment Solicitors who will be more than happy to provide you with 10 minutes of free advice.