Employment Law

Employment Law

Employment Law in Yorkshire


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Contact us for advice on a proper employment policy with no pitfalls

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Richard Jackson – Head of Employment Law


01937 838092 (direct)

01937 832371 ext 226

Dr Brian Woods PhD


01937 832371

Employment law is a complex area of law with constantly changing government legislation and developing case law. The rather unique and complicated relationship between the employer and employee based on mutual trust and confidence inevitably means that workplace disputes, if not managed properly, will disrupt your business and may have a long lasting effect on an employee’s career.

We have a specialist Employment partner in our Tadcaster office but will often see clients at our Wetherby office by appointment if this is more convenient. Other than settling your employment dispute swiftly with a satisfactory outcome, our main aim is to keep you informed as your matter progresses and to provide support and advice during what can be a very difficult and stressful time both for employers and employees.

Our approach is to apply our expertise and experience to avoid the disputes in the first place. If they occur, we aim to minimize disruption to your business and the potential damaging effect on your career.

We advise employer clients on matters such as ongoing HR issues, anticipating or defending Tribunal claims and the drafting, consultation and implementation of policies.

We advise employees with workplace disputes ranging from unfair and wrongful dismissal to complex questions in developing areas of law.

We are proud of the expertise we have developed in advising clients in the background to complex and delicate negotiations, enabling them to make their own representations safe in the knowledge their legal position is protected should negotiations break down.

We take the view that long drawn out disputes are rarely, if ever, in anyone’s best interests and we will always aim to identify a settlement opportunity or scope for negotiated resolution. Where negotiated resolution is not possible we act robustly on our clients’ behalf to achieve the best possible outcome in litigation.

We act for both employers and employees which gives us invaluable insight into our opponent’s likely tactics.


Our employment solicitors advise individuals on the negotiation and drafting of contracts of employment, service agreements and consultancy agreements. Whether you’re a full or part-time employee, or a self-employed contractor, we are able to guide you on issues ranging from health and safety and working time legislation to parental leave and discrimination.

We offer practical advice in relation to grievances, disciplinary matters, termination of employment, discrimination, equal pay, redundancy, unfair and wrongful dismissal claims.

Click on the links below for more information on the services we provide for employees:
. Contracts Advice
. Discrimination at work
. Representation in the Employment Tribunal and mediation
. Restrictive Covenants
. Unfair dismissal


One of the key challenges of a business is finding the right people and the right management tools to make sure you get the most from your employees and to manage the potential risks that they will bring to your business. We can save you time and potentially costly mistakes by helping you set up policies and procedures to help ensure disputes don’t arise in the first place as well as assessing how employment law changes affect your business.

Whether your business is large or small, we ensure our advice is put in the context of your business to allow you to meet your business objectives. In the event that the employment relationship turns sour, our experienced employment lawyers will be able to assist with contentious matters should the need arise.

Click on the links below for more information on the services we provide for employers:
. Employment Contracts

. Redundancy and reorganisation
. TUPE transfers
. Restrictive covenants and confidential information
. Dismissals and compromise agreements

Phone today for a consultation to establish your situation and your needs .