In many small and medium-sized businesses, there are no Employment Law Specialists.
Often, it is the case that an employee who has ‘dabbled’ or ‘has some experience’ will end up being responsible for Employment Law. This includes giving inductions, carrying out performance appraisals, conducting investigations and keeping track of employees’ holiday and sickness absences. They are not an Employment Law specialist.
But is the lack of an Employment Law specialist really a problem?
As fees to access Employment Tribunals have been scrapped, employees have essentially nothing to lose by pursuing claims such as unfair dismissal, breach of contract, unlawful deductions from wages or discrimination against their employer.
So any mistakes made by employers can have very serious consequences. It’s a situation no employer wants to face – defending a claim is costly, time-consuming and has the potential to cause reputational damage.
This is why you must outsource Employment Law to a specialist. They can advise you on legal processes, the factors to take into consideration and also the potential risks involved. In particular, Employment Law specialists help you achieve the best outcome for you going forward, taking into account the interests of your organisation as a whole.
What makes Ellis Whittam Employment Law specialists?
Unlike traditional law firms, we focus only on one area of law: Employment Law.
At Ellis Whittam, our Employment Law team consists of highly qualified Employment Law consultants, who have the expertise and experience to advise you on all your HR and Employment Law issues, including absenteeism, maternity leave, contracts of employment, discipline and restructuring.
Our Employment Law specialists have helped countless clients. Have a look at our numbers and see our success:
- The number of ET claims received by us has increased up by 33%, but nationally it has shot up by 66%. This shows that Ellis Whittam’s clients are experiencing half the increase in ET’s that the market is seeing overall.
- We win 79% of insured claims if they go to full hearing, whereas the national average is 63%.
- If clients have not taken advice from us, the success rate falls to 11%.
Our Employment Law Advisers will take the time to learn all about your organisation and the way you work. They will be familiar with working with other employers in your sector so you will benefit from their experience of implementing best practice in other organisations.
Your Employment Law specialist can:
- Draft your Employment Law and HR letters, documents and settlement agreements
- Review your contracts of employment and existing employee handbook (if any) to make sure your essential HR documents are legally compliant and up-to-date.
They can also give you legal advice when dealing with complex workplace issues, for example:
- redundancy and
This gives you the peace of mind when you are looking for Employment Law help to reduce the risk of Employment Tribunal claims.
Why choose Ellis Whittam?
Ellis Whittam’s Employment Law specialists are the right approach for you.
Here are three main reasons why:
- Single contact – You have one named Employment Law Adviser. They get to know your organisation and what makes you tick.
- Commercial advice – We get the result you are looking for.
- Legal Expenses insurance – It’s there to back you when you need it.