Employment Law Helpline

When you have a challenging HR or Employment law issue, you need answers to your countless questions.

The best way to get solutions is to call an Employment Law helpline or Employment Law advice line.

Having an Employment Law company at the end of the phone means you can receive in-depth advice, obtain a second opinion or get a response to any quick query. Your Employment Law expert can give you the peace of mind that you are on the right track and acting in compliance of the law, and can also offer pragmatic guidance when deciding on a long-term strategic approach.

Not all Employment Law Helplines are created equal

Free or low-cost Employment Law helplines can help when you find yourself in a tricky situation. They can provide you with the answer to a question or give you generic information to help you understand the law.

There are also call centres. You may first speak to a front-line adviser who will be able to answer enquiries and then pass you on to someone else if the circumstances are complex or involve careful analysis of the law.  

Right solution?

However, neither of these options are particularly good for your organisation.  The reality is that using these types of Employment Law helplines may mean:

  • There may be long waiting times to get through to someone.
  • You may be passed from one department to the next to try and get answers to even the most basic of enquiries.
  • You will be passed to the next available adviser, not one who understands your organisation or sector.
  • You don’t know who you are talking to – are they CIPD qualified? Are they an expert? Are they just reading off a script?
  • You won’t speak to the same person each time, so you have to explain your situation over and over again.
"We have found the Employment Law and HR service from Ellis Whittam to be invaluable."
Managing Director, GMG Contractors

HR Management Software

If you’re looking for support to complement the expert Employment Law helpline, our HR Management Software makes managing employee information simple. 

Provided as part of our online portal, the software allows you to store employee data, lets you manage holidays and absences, can be used to record training and qualifications, and acts as a reporting tool for managers.

Ellis Whittam supports PureGym with an Employment Law helpline.

Named legally-qualified advisers are your best option

With a named and dedicated employment law expert, you will have one point of contact. This saves you valuable time and energy.

They will be both legally qualified and have relevant sector experience. They will take the time to get to know you and business and the way you work to ensure that the advice they provide is not only in line with the law but is also pragmatic and commercially sound.

In essence, you named advisers will become an extension of your team, who will provide a valuable layer of support and look out for your best interests.

Why choose Ellis Whittam?

We believe in the value of a personal approach. That’s why we assign a dedicated team of named Employment Law specialists who will get to know your organisation and how you operate.

That way, when you pick up the phone looking for employment law help, you’re speaking to someone who understands how you work and can provide the best possible advice on the issues you are facing – with no need for catching up and no time wasted.

By taking the time to get to know your business inside out, we’re able to truly understand your commercial objectives and work with you to achieve them.

Importantly, unlike some of our competitors, we use an entirely independent FCA-regulated insurer. This means, as an employment law company. we don’t have our bottom line at the back of our mind when we’re advising you; the decisions we make have only your interests and desired end result in mind.

For added peace of mind, our Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) for Employment Tribunals covers the cost of defence, settlements and awards in the event of an employee bringing a claim against you. 

Therefore, if you were to lose a discrimination claim, you could stand to save approximately £24,500 to £38,000.

Unlike a traditional solicitors firm, where you may pay an extortionate upfront cost and then additional fees for small tasks, we provide unlimited support on a fair, fixed-fee basis. This means that your costs remain the same no matter how much your business grows or how many times you need our support.

We believe in operating with total transparency, so when you outsource your employment law to Ellis Whittam there’s also no hidden charges or automatic renewal clauses to worry about.