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In lots of ways, the employment relationship is no different from any other relationship

When things are going well between employer and employee, they can work in harmony to their mutual benefit. The employer can reap the rewards of an employee who is motivated and in tune with the employer’s aims and purpose. The employee can want to get up in a morning and go to work, without stress or worry about what the working day ahead might have in store.

However, just as in any relationship, when things are not going so smoothly between employer and employee, an employment relationship can become toxic and a source of significant harm, both on an organisational level, but also on a personal level for all individuals concerned, on both sides.

A further complicating factor in an employment relationship, and probably the main difference between it and any other, is the law. Employment law in the UK is extensive, formed by a significant body of legislation and decades of evolved and evolving case law.

Given the complexity of employment law, and given the harm that can be caused if relations between employer and employee do not run smooth, it is inevitable that the parties to an employment relationship might need help from time to time. The team of specialist employment lawyers at Primas Law can provide that help, whatever the issue or problem might be.

If you are an employer and would like to find out more about the range of services and support offered by our employment team, please click here:

If you are an employer and would like to find out more about the range of services and support offered by our employment team, please click here:

Key Individuals

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David Walton

Head of Employment

david.walton@primaslaw.co.uk

David spearheads our commercial employment law service offering. His day-to-day practice in support of employers centres on resolving complex internal disputes that the parties to an employment relationship cannot otherwise manage themselves, advising on everyday issues that arise in the workplace, and achieving positive solutions to minimise business disruption and risk. David also has significant experience advising employees, and his typical instruction on behalf of an employee would be a senior exit or a high value discrimination case, not least where disability discrimination is involved. David supports a range of groups and charities where disability discrimination is a common issue, not least in his role as Honorary Employment Adviser to the ME Association.

 

 

Danielle Ayres

Employment Law Partner

danielle.ayres@primaslaw.co.uk

Danielle advises on all aspects of the employment relationship, ranging from recruitment, contractual issues and policy drafting, through to day-to-day advice throughout the working relationships and on termination of employment. Danielle has also carved out a niche for both individuals and businesses needing assistance with pregnancy and maternity discrimination issues, as well as parental rights. She is one of the go-to solicitors in this area, working closely with employers and employees, as well as a number of specialist partners and organisations in workplace discrimination. Danielle commonly acts on behalf of senior employees, achieving positive and amicable outcomes to complex workplace disputes. Visit our Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination page to find out more about Danielle’s specialism and expertise.

Catherine Kerr, Partner and Head of Employment at Primas

Catherine Kerr

Employment Law Partner

catherine.kerr@primaslaw.co.uk

Catherine advises clients across the full spectrum of employment law, ranging from redundancies, TUPE and Employment Tribunal cases through to restrictive covenants, reviewing and amending employment contracts, and advising on settlement agreements. She has particular expertise around the question of employment status and regularly provides advice relating to employment agencies and agency workers.

Employment Law frequently asked questions

Employment law is the area of law which manages the employee-employer relationship. It relays what employees can expect from employers, and vice versa, to maintain both the employers and employees rights in the workplace.

Our expert lawyers are on hand to support with employment law advice. Covering a range of services from service agreements to employment tribunal proceedings, our team will provide you with high-quality employment law guidance.

At Primas Law, we understand that navigating the legal world can be challenging for those not versed in the subject. That’s why our lawyers are on hand to support you in any queries or doubts you have about your business.

Simply, contact one of our Employment lawyers or say hello at hello@primaslaw.co.uk.

Workplace discrimination is when someone is treated unfairly due to certain prejudices relating to gender, sex, age, race, religion, and disability, amongst others.

Treating someone differently due to any of these factors can be unlawful and lead to legal proceedings. Contact our Employment Lawyer, Danielle Ayres, for any advice on this matter.

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