HR Legal Advice

Get quick answers to everyday HR and legal issues, ensuring your business is protected against damaging claims.

What advice do you need?

There are a number of issues that can arise at any time that if not handled correctly could cause your business issues. Common problems that our clients encounter include;

  • Flexible working requests
  • Reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities
  • Health and attendance problems
  • Performance issues
  • Personality clashes and a breakdown in relationships
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Inappropriate banter
  • Discrimination
  • Disciplinary issues
  • Grievances
  • Maternity leave and pay issues
  • Settlement Agreements – and Without Prejudice conversations

Get as much HR and legal advice as you need on an hourly, monthly or yearly basis. Get a free consultation here

HR legal advice FAQs

How do I handle those difficult employee conversations?

We understand that when it comes to managing a business, not all conversations with employees will be easy. From potential redundancies to allegations of harassment at work, such situations can become emotionally charged, clouding the thoughts and judgment of the parties.

Offering clear, impartial advice, our senior team can help you work through these issues, before or after any formal complaints are made. It is much better to deal with a problem in its earlier stages than to let it grow and become a difficult, drawn-out and expensive issue.

What ARE Restrictive covenantS FOR BUSINESS?

Restrictive covenants prevent a former employee or partner from acting in a certain way in future, which could damage your business. This could relate to using your sensitive information or working for or with a competitor.

Ex-employees and their new employers may also need our help in defending claims against them. 

Insurance brokers, technology companies, solicitors, estate agents and investment managers are just some of the types of business we work with to enforce or defend against restrictive covenants. 

Are restrictive covenants considered ‘fair’?

What matters is whether restrictions are considered reasonable in the eyes of the Court.

A dispute may not reach Court but this is the test each party will apply when negotiating a sensible resolution.

What is reasonable will depend on a number of factors including: the nature of the employee’s job; their seniority; the length of the restrictions; the scope of the restrictions.

For example if a restrictive covenant prevents an individual from making a living in their particular field for a period of time, it will not be easy to persuade a Court that this is reasonable unless the individual is at a very senior level and/or in possession of the most sensitive commercial information. 

If you are interested in learning more about how to create fair restrictive covenants, get in touch.

How can a SPECIALIST solicitor help me?

Whether you have questions about how restrictive covenants can benefit your business, protect your assets or simply would like impartial advice on any agreements you already have in place, our experienced solicitors can provide an unbiased and honest opinion, guiding you towards a solution that is beneficial for you.

"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

Solve your employment law problems...

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

Employment Law & HR Insight

Delivered to your inbox once a month

No spam ever. Unsubscribe in 1 click.