Specific Issues For Employers

Meeting Business Needs

Essential Employment Law Services Ltd. is a small, specialist firm of solicitors based in Dorset. Co-owners Heather Cowan and Justin Lewars combine their respective expertise, often collaborating on particular cases, to get the approach right. With a very real stake in the firm’s success, they work hard to deliver high-quality and effective service to employers throughout the South and South West of England.

Avoiding Costly Employee Disputes

Because we also advise employees, we understand what drives individuals who are involved in workplace disputes. This wider perspective enables us to devise realistic and successful strategies for handling employer’s cases. We encourage early settlement provided the terms are right. Protracted disputes drain resources and undermine staff morale so it makes sense to search for agreement. Of course, in some situations, reaching consensus will be impossible. If a tribunal or court hearing is necessary, we will back our employer client, presenting your case robustly and with precision.

Strong Support For Employers At Critical Times

In employment law disputes, employers often feel that sympathy generally lies with the aggrieved employee who may be perceived as the victim of a better resourced commercial organisation — whatever the actual rights and wrongs of the situation are. This is by no means always the case but sometimes employers need strong legal advice and representation either to help them head off or otherwise defend unjustified and weak claims or to resolve well-founded claims on the best possible terms. Specific employer issues we are regularly asked to advise on include:
  • Underperformance and misconduct
  • Long-term sickness leave
  • Employee grievances
  • Settlement agreements
  • Discrimination
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Redundancy procedures
  • Legal obligations when buying or selling a business, including TUPE legislation

Contact Us

We aim to be flexible. If you would prefer us to come to you, we are happy to arrange that. To discuss how we can help, call us on 01308 459 459 or contact us online.