Our new fixed fee employment advice is proving to be popular and we’ve had a number of questions as to what it can be used to help with. So, we thought we’d give you some ideas of the types of employment law issues that our Fixed Fee Employment Law service has been used for so far.
Employees, in particular, are using it to get advice on their current employment situations, especially now employees are starting to return to the office after working perhaps more flexibly from home for nearly the past two years. We’ve been able to advise one employee when they had a dispute with their employer about a flexible working request and what they would need to do to appeal.
Unfortunately, with a challenging economic environment at the moment, some employers are making redundancies so we’ve also been asked by an employee about their redundancy and whether it was a fair process, and if they could negotiate with their employer. Our advice resulted in the employee being offered a settlement agreement by the employer, with the costs of the settlement agreement advice covered by the employer.
Other areas we’ve been able to advise on are; when an employee had resigned about grievances, and we were able to provide initial advice upon a constructive unfair dismissal claim. Another employee received our help regarding their suspension and a grievance against them.
A little more unusual perhaps was the employee who wanted to resign from their job but needed advice on the restrictive covenants that were in their employment contract in advance of handing in their resignation.
Of course, there are endless ways that our Fixed Fee Employment Law service can be used to help with employment queries. Although it is perfect for employees, it can also be used for employers who need advice on an issue as well.
The service is offered at £100 +VAT and includes a confidential 45-minute telephone or video call with a solicitor with over 10 years’ experience who specialises in employment law. Following the consultation, the client will also receive a written summary document that will cover the key points of the discussion. There will be no obligation to take the matter further, but of course, if the client wishes to proceed, any further fees will be discussed at that point.
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