Changes to your business
At Clarke & Son, our experienced Employment Law Solicitors offer comprehensive guidance and advice on changes that affect businesses.
Businesses are often faced with having to make changes which will lead to having to make legal considerations, whether that be with business transfers or restructuring and redundancy.
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Business Transfers – TUPE
When a firm is involved in a commercial deal where all or part of their business is being transferred there is often excitement. Therefore, firms can be easily forgiven for overlooking the importance of complying with the law. Particularly, in regard to the protection of any employees affected by this business transfer.
When you are faced with these circumstances legal advice is essential. Not dealing with these matters effectively can scupper a deal and have unforeseen ramifications in the future.
Finally, this is where Clarke & Son can help to ensure that the right processes are followed.
Restructuring and Redundancy
Businesses are often faced with having to make changes which will lead to having to consider a restructure or reduction in workforce.
What is critical throughout this process is to ensure that an employer deals with his employees fairly. It is vital to follow proper procedures and to engage in meaningful consultation throughout the process. The benefit of this is that when redundancy decisions are made the employer is in the best position possible to resist a claim for unfair dismissal.
Indeed, in our experience, if proper procedures are followed then whilst employees may be unhappy they will often understand the reasons why the employer needs to act as it does and as a consequence are prepared to move forward without bringing a claim.
This situation can then be secured from both the point of view of the employer. As well as the employee by having an effective settlement agreement in place.
By having good processes in place already then the need for legal advice is limited. Where you choose to achieve finality you can instruct Clarke & Son to help prepare the settlement agreement.
Should you have questions, preferably before commencing the process, then we will be able to guide and assist you in planning the way forward.