Employment & HR

Our employment lawyers work closely in partnership with businesses and individuals needing fast, effective legal advice delivered in plain English.

We have a straightforward, personable approach.  We aim to clarify, not to complicate.

Our success results from us getting to know our clients – their values, goals and key areas of focus. We invest time in this to form strong working partnerships and long-lasting relationships.

We have years of experience successfully advising companies in a wide variety of sectors including retail, manufacturing, transport, the NHS and education.

Transparency on pricing

As part of our commitment to transparency on pricing, click here if you wish to see the likely costs associated with us representing you in an Employment tribunal claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal.

Our employment clients include:

Advanced Processing, First4Lawyers, Heron Foods, Humberside Fire & Rescue, Pavers, RC Hagen, Reed Boardall, Wren Kitchens

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Toolkit for Employers

To help our clients on this fast moving topic, here you will find a series of updates and useful tools for managing your business and employees.

We will  continue to provide further updates and tools as and when new developments arise during these uncertain times.

As information on COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, Public Health England and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy are providing regularly updated guidance and this should be the touch point for the most up to date public health guidance.

Payment and attendance entitlements

This flowchart demonstrates the various options regarding entitlements to sick pay, contractual sick pay and normal pay for those unable to attend work, worried about attending work and/or self-isolating.

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Update including Budget announcements- 11 March

As the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate world news, the government is revising its advice and guidance on a daily basis. This, coupled with the Budget being delivered on 11 March 2020, has led to some key changes occurring which employers will need to be aware of.

  • Statutory sick pay
  • Closing the workplace
  • If someone becomes ill in the workplace
  • Support for business announced in the budget

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What employers need to consider

As the UK Chief Medical Officer has raised the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the public from low to moderate, employers should consider how the virus may impact the operation of their business and affect their staff.

The key points for employers to consider are:

  • Plan
  • Inform
  • Pay
  • Employees with protected characteristics

Read more


HR Guardian

To help remove the burden of employment legislation from your business, we have developed HR Guardian, as a straight forward, cost effective solution.

From as little as £125 per month, you get a dedicated Employer Protection Scheme and all advice is provided by solicitors and legal executives specialising in employment law

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Sign up to our employment law update

To help keep up to date with HR developments, sign up to our employment law update.

The email update provides an overview of legislation changes and recent case law, along with a summary of how they can impact you or your business.

To read the latest version see the news and views below.

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Statutory Payments Factsheet

Our quick reference guide to statutory payments provides the most up to date rates on the national minimum living wage, compensation limits and statutory payments for time off work.

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Client Web Portal

Click below to access our secure Client Web Portal.

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Our Clients State Our Case

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Richard Smith

Solicitor, Scarborough Borough Council

Mary Walker successfully handled a complex and sensitive employment tribunal matter impeccably. I readily recommend her”.

Mike Danby MBE

Managing Director, Advanced Supply Chain

“Always there whatever we need. Gordons understand our business and our needs.”

Phil Parkinson

Finance and Operations Director, RC Hagen

“Gordons consistently provides us with simple, straightforward advice that adds value to the business in every way.”

Ian Holt

European Finance Director, Ctrack

“Always there whatever we need – Gordons took the time to understand our business and our needs. Their advice and fees are both sound and fair.”

Richard Waxman

Chairman, The Waxman Group

“We value Gordons’ uncomplicated and pragmatic advice and have enjoyed working with them for many years.”