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.
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
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:
- Employees with protected characteristics
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> Find out more
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.> Sign up
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.> Download here
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Solicitor, Scarborough Borough Council
Mary Walker successfully handled a complex and sensitive employment tribunal matter impeccably. I readily recommend her”.
Managing Director, Advanced Supply Chain
“Always there whatever we need. Gordons understand our business and our needs.”
Finance and Operations Director, RC Hagen
“Gordons consistently provides us with simple, straightforward advice that adds value to the business in every way.”
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.”
Chairman, The Waxman Group
“We value Gordons’ uncomplicated and pragmatic advice and have enjoyed working with them for many years.”
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Payment and Attendance Entitlements
To help our clients on this fast moving topic, we have produced a flowchart regarding;...
Legal Update: Changes to Employment Contracts
From 6 April, employers will have to provide a written statement of particulars to all employees, irrespective...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
As the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate world news, the government is revising...
Mary Walker quoted in the national press on plans to change statutory...
Mary Walker, partner and employment law specialist at Gordons, has been quoted in the national...