Employment Law

Employment Law Solicitors in North and Mid-Wales.

Practical, affordable legal advice for businesses and employees.

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Employment Law advice for Employers

At Winrow Solicitors we offer a wide range of services for businesses and individuals in need of legal advice. Enquire now, or continue reading to see how we can help.

North Wales Employment law specialist

In North Wales Employment Law advice is not always easy to find.  While most solicitors cover employment law to some degree, few are employment law specialists, and even fewer of them are based in North Wales.

Ian Winrow is a leading North Wales employment law solicitor. He was until recently an employment law lecturer at Bangor University.  With more than 20 years’ experience and a qualified solicitor advocate, representing clients in Employment Tribunals, Ian is acknowledged as one of North Wales leading experts in employment law.

How good Employment Law practices can protect your business

Employment Tribunals are both costly on management time and tribunal awards can be damaging to company morale and business reputation.  It therefore makes sense to take a proactive approach.

This starts with good employment law advice, properly drafted contracts of employment and sound HR policies and procedures.  We’re here to help businesses get it right, as economically as possible.

Free HR Policy Review

We are keen to drive good employment practices in North Wales, and we offer employers a completely free HR policy and procedures review – we’ll tell you whether your business is compliant, and then you can decide if you would like our support to make changes if needed.

This helps you get your HR and employment practices on a firm footing.  Then, as laws and practices constantly change, we are available to provide legal updates and ongoing employment law advice – view us as “extra support” for your in-house HR team.

Preventing employment law disputes

Since last year, employees can now bring a claim to Tribunal with no fees, which has seen the level of employment law tribunals increase.  Businesses therefore need to seek employment law advice as soon as a potential dispute arises.

Preventing a situation from arising, or getting out of hand is easier and cheaper than to deal with than a full employment tribunal hearing.

We drive positive employment practices, providing efficient mediation, conflict resolution and HR support – this means most disputes can be settled without the need for Tribunal, resulting in a happy, motivated workforce.

Keeping employment law defence costs low

However, if despite your best efforts, an employee pursues a Tribunal claim, our Employment Law Solicitors are here to assist, support and defend your business.  Thanks to Ian’s qualifications as a Solicitor Advocate, with more than 15 of experience representing clients in Employment Tribunals, your costs will not need to increase to instruct costly barristers.

We will issue a robust defence of your business and will also issue costs warnings where the employee has been unreasonable.

Good employment policies and procedures  backed by our expert employment law advice should allow your business to prosper with a a happy, productive and highly motivated workforce. After all your staff can be your greatest asset.

Our key services for business employment advice include:

  • Ensuring your business has good disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Advising on how best to deal with redundancies to avoid possible claims against you
  • Avoiding discrimination in the workplace
  • Defending you against Employment Tribunal claims including the most frequent unfair dismissal claims
  • Defending you against discrimination claims
  • Advising on employment contracts
  • Advising you on Restrictive covenants and bringing Interim Injunctions in the High Court if you need to enforce them
  • Drafting Settlement Agreements
  • Drafting company handbooks.

Call us now for advice on 01286 872 779 or send a message.

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Winrow Solicitors

Employment Law Advice for Employees

North Wales Solicitors delivering free employment law advice

We will give you free initial advice on your case.

We are Employment Solicitors, helping clients in North Wales. We understand that unfair treatment at work can be devastating so we will handle your case sensitively and with understanding. We have long experience in Employment Law and will take your case from initial consultation to Employment Tribunal  Representation in-house.  Ian Winrow does not just have the knowledge of Employment Law he is also solicitor advocate so is able to handle the advocacy of your case right up to the Supreme Court if required.

If you’ve been mistreated at work it’s hard to know how to proceed. You need your job, of course, but you don’t need the stress of being treated badly. It’s common to think that if you do anything about it your situation may only get worse.

Our specialist employment solicitors can help

We know the law, and we know how to make the best of your situation.

If you need to take a stand against an employer you don’t need to do it alone. One of our [location] employment solicitors will fight for your rights, and for the others in your workplace who also need protection against unfair practices and discrimination. There are time limits though, so don’t delay in getting legal advice.

Types of cases we handle

  • Workplace Bullying and Harassment. Are you working in an environment where unwanted touching or offensive jokes and comments are seen as normal? Is a boss or colleague making unwanted sexual advances? Are you being humiliated in front of colleagues? You deserve to work in an environment free of harassment and bullying. The law insists that employers hear any complaints and take the right steps to stop the harassment. If they don’t then our experienced employment solicitors can help you hold them accountable.
  • Unfair dismissal. If there was nothing wrong with your job performance but you were fired you may have an unfair dismissal case. You cannot be dismissed for things such as being pregnant, being part-time, being in a trade union, insisting that you earn the national minimum wage, or protecting yourself from serious and imminent danger.
  • Wrongful dismissal. Wrongful dismissal is not about why you were dismissed but how you were dismissed – were you given the correct notice as example.
  • Constructive Dismissal. If you’re planning to leave your job because of your employer’s behaviour then call us first. You may have a case for constructive dismissal, but you need to go about it in the right way.
  • Discrimination at work. Employers are prohibited from discriminating unfairly against you when making decisions about hiring, promoting, demoting, firing, training, providing benefits and more. For example, you cannot be harassed in relation to your sex or gender, race or nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age. There’s a number of legal options available if you act quickly. One of our location employment solicitors will review your situation and advise if you can make a claim.
  • Settlement Agreements or Compromise Agreements. If you’ve been offered a settlement or compromise agreement then we can make sure that it protects your rights.
  • Transfer of Undertakings. If the business you work for has been sold or merged, your employment contract could be protected under TUPE Legislation.

Why choose one of our location employment solicitors?

  • Free consultation. We offer a free half hour phone consultation with one of our experienced North Wales employment solicitors to review the overall circumstances of your complaint and see if you have a case.
  • No win no fee. If you don’t win then we don’t get paid.
  • We’ll vigorously defend your rights. We’re passionate about justice for workers and keeping employers accountable for their actions.
  • We’re experienced. We’ve dealt successfully with all kinds of employment claims. There’s nothing we like more than seeing our clients move past the bad experiences and confidently get on with their work lives.

Contact us to get started with your free consultation. Call us on 01286 872 779 or send us a message.

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