Employment Law

Carr & Co are one of the leading Employment Solicitors in Newcastle and Northumberland.

Problems at work can be very stressful for an individual and their family. It is important that an employee or an employer receives sound advice and the support that is required when dealing with any employment problems.

At Carr & Co we specialise in advising individual employees or employers on contractual rights, grievance and disciplinary procedures, discrimination and harassment, dismissal, redundancy or resignation. In addition to the above we also assist in pursuing or defending any claims in relation to equal pay, securing maternity, paternity, parental and dependant carers rights along with those listed above.

We also specialise in giving sound advice and representation at the Employment Tribunal. If you have not yet made a claim and are considering doing so it is important to act very quickly. Usual time limits mean that you are not able to make a claim to the Tribunal if it is three months or more after the dismissal or complaint. It is important to get tailored advices to the specific facts of your case.

If an agreement has been reached between an employee and their employer then it would be appropriate to have a Compromise Agreement in place. At Carr & Co we specialise in drafting such Compromise Agreements for employers and assisting and advising the employee in a Compromise Agreement that the employer may have asked then to sign. Such Compromise Agreements are popular in circumstances such as voluntary redundancy, early retirement or dismissal.

It is extremely important that you have the opportunity of taking independent legal advice if your employer has asked you to sign a Compromise Agreement to ensure that you understand the implications and the effect of signing the same.

If you are asked to sign a Compromise Agreement please do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment. It is customary for your employer to pay the costs of your legal advice and so it is likely that your legal costs would be covered by your employer.

Carr & Co provide comprehensive advice and packages to suit Employers. We can assist with drafting Letters of Appointment, Contracts of Employment, Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures, Redundancy Procedures.

As part of our packages we offer a free annual review to ensure you are still up to date and comply with current employment legislation.

Contact us further if you are an Employee or an Employer to arrange an appointment convenient to you.

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