Employment Disputes & Tribunal Solicitors 

Protect your business and avoid expensive legal fees by getting the right legal and HR advice from the start.  

Understand how to solve employment disputes

Get partner-led expert advice on employment disputes in the workplace including in the following areas;

  • Whistleblowing
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Harassment
  • Misconduct
  • Pay and holidays
  • Performance issues
  • Grievances
  • Worker status
  • Severance agreements

All disputes are handled in a sensitive manner. We do recognise, however, that it may not always be possible to resolve a dispute with an employee and keep them employed. In those cases we can negotiate severance packages that protect the interests of the company.

We aim to resolve any disputes well before they get to court. 

A typical unfair dismissal claim can cost £20,000 in legal fees to defend and take up to 12-18 months to get to a hearing.

Employment Disputes FAQs

What is the process for an employee dispute?

Initially, the employer will try to resolve a internally and informally. A formal grievance may have been filed in instances where an issue has not been resolved informally.

Most businesses have their own written, grievance procedure, which should be followed if possible.

In the event that you don’t have an internal procedure, or if you have any questions surrounding this topic, we recommend getting in touch with one of our employee dispute lawyers for a free consultation.

Is my company at financial risk when addressing disputes?

It is recommended to take action while the dispute is in its early stages so that you can minimise the financial risk your company could potentially face.

A typical unfair dismissal claim can cost £20,000 in legal fees to defend and take up to 12-18 months to get to a hearing.

A good way to reduce this financial risk is to hire a legal professional, who will be experienced in mitigating financial risk, as well as risk to the company’s reputation.

What are severance agreements and why are they used?

As an employer, you may be in a position to arrange what is known as a severance agreement (or Settlement Agreement) with an employee.

As a business owner or employer considering offering such an agreement to an employee, it may be difficult to know what process to follow (to avoid the offer being used against you) and how much should be offered.

Our experienced team will be happy to guide you through this process, addressing any questions or concerns you may have about this process.

"We have used Rayner Jones for employment law advice for several years.  They provide clear, practical and realistic advice and deal with any urgent matters very swiftly.  I would be happy to recommend Rayner Jones to employers looking for a friendly and reliable service."
288 Group

Get help with disputes and tribunals

Get immediate advice and representation. Protect your business and yourself from employee tribunals, HR disputes and much more. 


Make a free, discreet enquiry, either by phone or by filling in our simple quote form.


A senior employment law solicitor will review your issue and get in touch. 


We'll arrange a free consultation with you and decide how best to proceed.

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