Employment Law legal advice for employees
Our award-winning team of specialist employment lawyers advise on every aspect of employment law.
From offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Moray and Shetland we support individuals through all aspects of the employment relationship.
We provide advice on rights arising in the workplace, helping with grievances, whistleblowing, equality, discrimination and bonus disputes, through to rights arising from the termination of employment, constructive dismissal, unfair dismissal, including on exits by way of settlement agreements (also known as compromise agreements or redundancy agreements).
Our Employment Lawyers are experienced in advising employees on settlement agreements in a wide variety of situations, including redundancy, ill-health and performance management. We will advise you on the terms and effect of the settlement agreement and our advice can include negotiating any payments offered and/or the terms of the agreement.
With offices across Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Elgin & Shetland our employment team will be happy to help with your employment issues. Employment law is UK-wide and we can help you even if your employer is based elsewhere in the UK.
Our key Employment Law services
Our employment lawyers can help you with all aspects of employment law including:
- Bonus and pay disputes
- Breach of contract
- Employments dispute advice
- Equal pay
- Complex executive level exits
- Constructive dismissal
- Contract and policy review
- Dispute resolution
- Gender equalities
- Immigration advice
- Restrictive covenants
- Settlement agreements (formerly compromise agreements)
- Unfair dismissal
Employee Settlement Agreement Advice
Have you been offered a settlement agreement (redundancy agreement or compromise agreement)? You should seek legal advice before signing it.
Being presented with a settlement agreement by your employer can be unsettling and daunting.
By law, there is a legal requirement that you receive independent legal advice on the terms and effect of a settlement agreement before you sign it. These documents have important legal consequences and our specialist employment lawyers are experienced in breaking down the legal language for employees to ensure they fully understand the terms of what they are signing.
We can offer quick turn arounds, complete transparency on fees, specialist advice from employment lawyers and we'll always listen to your needs.
We offer you a variety of ways to get in contact with us to suit you. If you would prefer to talk to someone straight away you can call our offices on:
- Glasgow: 0141 227 9680
- Edinburgh: 0131 247 2534
- Inverness & Highlands: 01463 795 042
- Elgin: 01343 542 623
- Shetland: 01595 695 583
Otherwise use our form below to find out more information, make an appointment or request a callback. We will then find the right person to deal with your enquiry and get back to you as soon as possible.
Why choose Harper Macleod?
Our award-winning team, which includes recognised Employment 'Leaders in their Field' provides specialist employment law advice from offices throughout Scotland.
Our experience spans all areas of employment law and we work with employees at all levels, with a particular focus on executives.
Our advice is down-to-earth, practical and underpinned by extensive knowledge and experience. Your employment lawyer will keep you informed and support you at every stage of the process.
As well as the lawyers listed below, we have a team of paralegal and support staff who will assist. You can find out more about the team and names below.