Employment Law

Employment law goes far beyond mere hiring-and-firing to cover virtually every aspect of life in the workplace. This vast, complex and ever-changing body of law protects rights and defines responsibilities for employers and employees alike, enabling businesses, and the people who work in them, to function effectively.

Dealing with employment law and regulation can be daunting. Our specialist Employment Law team has years of experience in this crucial field, and can provide expert advice and support on matters including:

  • Employment Tribunal hearings
  • Discrimination and the Equality Act
  • Disciplinary and Grievance procedures
  • Long-term sickness and performance issues
  • Contracts of Employment
  • Termination and Settlement Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants and Confidentiality
  • Redundancy and reorganisations
  • TUPE
  • Leaving a business as a director

If you don’t have your own HR department, we can provide ongoing support through our fixed-cost Employment Law Retainer scheme, ELR.

We can also provide mediation services as we have a specialist Workplace Mediator to help resolve internal disputes, saving time, costs and stress.

We also offer specialist training and updates on employment law for business owners, managers and HR personnel. We can tailor a course for you or you can choose from:

  • UK Employment Law Workshop – 1 day
  • Maternity rights and flexible working – 1/2 or 1 day
  • Long term absence management and disability discrimination – 1/2 day

To find out more about how we can help you or your business with all aspects of employment law, please call us on 01730 268211, or email Linda Wilson.

“I received a very professional, efficient and friendly service from Linda and her support colleagues. I would recommend MacDonald Oates (and Linda) to others without hesitation”

Thank you so much Linda for all your help and guidance throughout. It’s been invaluable and you’ve been amazing – helping to keep me sane through the whole thing! As a result of the advice and support you gave me I’m able to now move on and put everything behind me. I’m excited for the future and the opportunity I now have to find my next career move.

Linda was very kind and sympathetic throughout along with being very professional. I would certainly recommend her to others in the same situation.

I was very pleased with the service. Prompt courteous knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend Linda who was in turn recommended to me by another client.

Couldn’t have asked for more. I felt like Linda really cared for my best interests and was clear and proactive throughout. Can’t recommend her highly enough.

A million thank you’s for all that you did for me during the whole process. From helping me to think rationally and objectively at the beginning, to engaging effectively with the company during negotiations and finally to securing an agreeable settlement agreement. You were such an amazing support throughout the whole process and very patiently answered my endless stream of questions. It was particularly valuable being able to chat things through with you on the phone and then follow up in-person. I am so grateful to you for your guidance and compassion – in the end I think we got a pretty good result and that was entirely thanks to your expert counsel

My experience dealing with your firm was efficient and most helpful. Thank you for dealing with my case and bringing it to a happy conclusion for myself and my employer!

[The Company] has worked with Linda Wilson for many years in the delivery of employment law seminars to our clients and more recently I signed the business into an employment law retainer. Under this agreement, Linda gives us unlimited employment law advice, a health check of all our policies and procedures and our relationship with Linda has been a mutually positive one. Fortunately I have only had to refer one significant matter to Linda and I was thoroughly confident in her advice. It’s wonderful to work with a partner who is highly knowledgeable and, most importantly, down to earth

I have always received good legal advice and I am very happy with the service provided

I want to thank you [Linda] so much for your hard work and patience over this…I really appreciate the extra time and effort that you put in

Very professional service – Good practical advice

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Linda Wilson Partner and Head of Employment Law Department