What we do

Employment

Ask business owners to list their major headaches and undoubtedly “people issues” will be high on the list. As the red tape shows no sign of decreasing, you need to find ways to work with it rather than against it.

Quastel Midgen LLP provides a full range of employment services whether you are an established business or just finding your feet in the commercial world.

From the start:

We can take care of all your employment needs from the very start such as drafting employee handbooks, drawing up contracts and dealing with any other type of agreement. We can also assist with developing policies such as health and safety, equal opportunities and grievance procedures to ensure that your business is compliant with all major legislative requirements.

This will also be an issue for existing businesses as many organisations are not aware of the impact of recent legislation such as the Equality Act 2010 and the Bribery Act 2010. We can advise you of all your changing responsibilities under new legislation as and when it arises.

Growing and expanding:

Taking over or merging with another business can leave management facing big, sometimes life-changing issues such as relocation, recruitment or redundancy. We can advise and represent you to ensure that all the correct procedures are followed and that you are sufficiently protected.

We have significant experience in advising on the regulations on the transfer of employees and contractors that can apply to a wide range of business transactions.

We can also provide you with the necessary legal and commercial support and advice to sell your business.

Fighting Your Corner:

Disputes are increasingly being referred to employment tribunals. We can help whatever the case being brought, including unfair or constructive dismissal, age, sexual or racial discrimination.

Sometimes the best commercial course of action may mean contesting a grievance all the way, simply to send out a message to the rest of your workforce. At other times, it may be preferable to settle quickly, quietly and with minimum fuss and disruption.

From straightforward settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements) through to high profile disputes in the Employment Tribunal, you can rely on Quastel Midgen to give you accurate, sensible advice backed up with tenacity and excellent negotiating skills.