Employment Law Legal Advice in Shetland
Employment Law Legal Advice for Employers
- We have particular experience of business transfers and TUPE regulations
- We represent many local authorities all across Scotland
- We advise some of the leading bodies in the third sector
Our Employment team act for a broad range of clients - from Government agencies and public sector organisations, to multinational corporations, family-owned businesses and leading third sector employers – representing throughout Scotland and the UK.
From advising on HR issues and policies which can help avoid workplace disputes to representing our clients at Employment Tribunals if the need arises, our experts can guide you through all aspects of employment law.
When you work with Harper Macleod we become your trusted advisers first, and lawyers second. Our advice on employment transactions and contracts is down-to-earth, practical and makes complete business sense.
We’re also innovative in the way we deliver our services, providing transparent management information and a range of billing options to suit your needs, including our individually bespoke retainer scheme.
In addition to award winning legal advice, we offer tailored training and seminar programmes which focus on the issues relevant to you.
Our Employment team act for a broad range of clients - from Government agencies and public sector organisations, to multinational corporations, family-owned businesses and leading third sector employers.
- Business transfers, TUPE and outsourcing
- Change management:
- Workforce planning
- Handling individual and large-scale redundancies
- Planning and implementing restructuring and reorganisation
- Contractual disputes
- Equal Pay
- Equalities and discrimination
- Family friendly and rights to time-off
- Health and Safety
- Investigations, complex disciplinary and grievance issues
- Managing long-term and intermittent absences
- Managing the ACAS conciliation and negotiation process
- Representation before the ET and EAT
- Resolving employee disputes
- Tailored contracts and policies
Employment Law Legal Advice for Employees
At Harper Macleod our award winning team of specialist employment solicitors advise on every aspect of employment law for employees.
We support individuals through all aspects of the employment relationship and provide advice on rights arising from the termination of employment, constructive dismissal, unfair dismissal, including on exits by way of settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements).
Our Scottish employment law team advise you through the process leading to the settlement agreement but equally can advise on the terms of the settlement agreement itself on a standard alone basis.
Our team also regularly assist in the negotiation and interpretation of service agreements, restrictive covenants and bonus schemes.
During your employment, our Shetland employment lawyers provide strategic and practical advice on any issues that may arise including discrimination, grievances, disciplinary processes, and whistleblowing and reward disputes.
In the situation that employment tribunal claims rights are to be enforced, our team represent employees from all sectors at employment tribunals throughout Scotland and England.
We support individuals through all aspects of the employment relationship and provide advice on rights arising from the termination of employment, constructive dismissal, unfair dismissal, including on exits by way of settlement agreements.
Key Services for Employees
More information on these services can be found on our Employment Law for Employees page.
- Employments dispute advice
- Bonus and pay disputes
- Breach of contract
- Complex executive level exits
- Constructive dismissal
- Contract and policy review
- Dispute resolution
- Equal pay
- Gender equality
- Settlement agreements (formerly compromise agreements)
- Restrictive covenants
- Unfair dismissal
Employment Law Solicitor for Shetland – Ewan Stafford
Ewan is experienced advising clients on a wide range of employment-related matters, including matters arising throughout the whole employment relationship, from recruitment through to termination of employment.
Ewan regularly conducts advocacy at Employment Tribunals for both Claimants and Respondents.
In conjunction with providing advice on day to day employment matters, Ewan provides support in relation to the employment law aspects of commercial transactions.