Employment Law

The Employment team advises on all aspects of the employment relationship, including the rights, obligations and remedies available to both employers and employees.

The range of matters the team can offer advice on include:

  • The employment contract and associated policies/procedures
  • Settlement agreements (formerly known as Compromise Agreements)
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Implied duties of the employer and employee
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Health and safety at work
  • Employment status
  • Human resources
  • Discrimination on the grounds of race/sex/disability and other protected characteristics
  • Maternity and other family friendly rights
  • Variation and breach of the employment contract
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Executive severance and mutual termination
  • Unlawful deductions
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • All Court and Employment Tribunal proceedings
  • Appeals

What our clients say:

Your service really exceeded my expectations and I couldn’t recommend you highly enough.” KV (Settlement Agreement)

I'm writing to express my gratitude for your help and advice over the past few months. I'm delighted with the settlement you secured on behalf of my family and I. I would not hesitate to recommend you, or Metcalfes, and once again thank you for all of your efforts.” MD (Constructive dismissal claim)

Thank you for the incredibly professional and efficient manner in which you have handled my case.” AS (Breach of contract claim)

Thank you for all your help and advice over the last nine months and for successfully resolving my issue. Your help is much appreciated.” CD (Breach of contract claim)

Thank you very much for all the help and support you have given me over the last few months, which has helped me get a positive result, without which I would have given up before now.” HC (Breach of contract claim)

Thank you very much for all your help. You have been a sympathetic and helpful adviser and advocate.” (Pension dispute)