An employment contract is a legally binding agreement between you and your employer. It lays out the conditions of your employment, covering everything from working hours through to salary and benefits.
It’s important that your contract reflects your expectations when you take on a new role. It’s also important to know your rights if your employer tries to change your contract. Our expert team of employment lawyers can help you with any legal issues related to contracts.
What Services Do We Offer?
Taking A New Role
If you’ve been offered a new role, we can advise you on your contract. If it doesn’t reflect the terms and package you were promised, we can help you negotiate changes.
Directors often sign a service agreement rather than an employment contract. There are important differences and as a director you will have certain additional duties. It’s crucial that you understand your obligations before signing the agreement, and we can go through the terms with you to ensure you’re clear about what you’re signing up to.
Changes To Your Employment Contract
If your employer is trying to change the terms of your contract, we can advise you on your rights. If the changes will have a detrimental impact on you, we could help you claim for breach of contract and even constructive unfair dismissal if you’ve felt the need to resign.
The “Gig Economy” And Your Employment Status
In the modern economy, more and more of us are self-employed. The “Gig Economy” means that you may find yourself signed up to a “self-employment” contract that treats you as an employee but doesn’t give you the benefits, such as holiday pay or sickness pay. We’ve helped many clients in disputes over their employment status and have the experience needed to help you if you feel you’re being treated unfairly.
Who Can We Help?
If you need legal advice on any issues related to an employment contract, consultancy agreement, or contract for services, you should contact us.
Our employment solicitors can help anyone from any industry, but have expert knowledge of financial services, healthcare and legal/professional services.
We specialise in advising:
- Senior executives
- Board members
We’re also experts in the “Gig Economy”. If you feel you’re being treated as an employee but not getting holiday pay, sick pay or other benefits, contact us.
It doesn’t matter whether your employer is an SME or a large multinational corporation, we have the knowledge and experience needed to support you.
Why Choose Our Employment Contract Solicitors?
Our team has years of experience in helping people with all manner of employment contract issues. Whether you just want a second pair of eyes when reviewing a new contract, or you need to take your employer to court over a contractual breach, you can rely on us to protect your best interests.
The leading independent guides to the legal profession, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, recognise us as experts in this field.
When you work with us however you don’t just get legal experts. We know that disputes about contracts can be extremely stressful, especially if you’ve felt the need to resign your position. We offer a listening ear and a support network to help limit the stress and disruption that a dispute can cause.
If you need help with any issues related to employment contracts, call our specialist team on 0207 650 3999 or contact us online in confidence.
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