Employment Law

The employment law landscape has changed beyond recognition over the last twenty or so years. During that time, the way in which we work, how we conduct ourselves in the work place and our expectations of working life have all been shaped by various legislation which has been introduced over the years including new discrimination laws, the right to request flexible working, working time regulations and minimum wage legislation, to name just a few.

Despite all this change, it looks like there is further change ahead. At this point, it is unclear what impact Brexit may (or may not) have on our employment laws. The rise of the gig economy, the uncertainty over worker status and the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees make this a potentially confusing time for both businesses (who wish to ensure they are acting lawfully) and for individuals who are not clear what their rights may be.

At Talem Law, we aim to empower our clients to understand what their rights and obligations are, whether you are a business owner or an employee. Below are some of the services we offer to both businesses and individuals.

I have worked with Mandy now for over a year and have found her to be an impeccable character that is very astute in her approach, yet calm in her demeanour. Her knowledge of the disability arena is second to none and she is constantly up to date with the latest developments in the industry. Mandy has offered us alternative perspectives and highlighted potential risk areas before they become problems and this has given us a great deal of confidence in using her.

She is exceptionally dependable and reliable and has often provided us with advice out of usual working hours which demonstrates to me dedication and passion for her field. I would not hesitate to recommend her.” 

Hardeep Rai,  Founder and MD of Kaleidoscope Investments

When you need an employment lawyer, you need someone who asks the right questions and gives quick, clear and concise advice.  It helps if s/he is a joy to work with.

 

In my last two roles as a Director of HR in the voluntary sector, Mandy Aulak could always be relied on to be there when I needed her and to give me clarity whether it was an individual employment issue or a major takeover with complex TUPE issues.  She is highly recommended … and a joy to work with!

Mr Paul Barton

Advisory

  • Advising individuals on all aspects relating to their contract of employment/consultancy agreement. On behalf of businesses, advising and drafting employment policies, procedures and contracts of employment/consultancy agreements.
  • Advising individuals in the lead up to his/her dismissal/termination of working arrangements. Advising businesses in relation to potential dismissals/termination of working arrangements of employees/workers/consultants.
  • Advising individuals in relation to grievances concerning the working relationship. Advising businesses in relation to grievances raised.
  • Advising individuals on termination of their employment/working arrangements and terms of settlement agreements and negotiating on their behalf. Advising businesses on termination of employment matters/working arrangements including drafting and negotiating settlement agreements and negotiating on their behalf.

Contentious

  • Advising individuals on the merits of their employment claim and prospects of success. Advising businesses on the prospects of successfully defending an employment tribunal claim.
  • Liaising with the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) on behalf of the individual claimant or business respondent.
  • Conducting without prejudice conversations on behalf of either the individual claimant or the business respondent.
  • On behalf of either claimant or respondent, preparing for each step in the case from drafting and submitting the ET1 claim form and particulars/drafting and submitting the ET3 and grounds of resistance; disclosure and agreeing a bundle; drafting witness statements; instructing experts; making applications and representation at Tribunal.
  • Representing individuals or businesses at all types of hearings such as preliminary hearings, substantive hearings and remedy hearings.
  • Advising potential appellants on grounds of appeal and conducting appeals in the Employment Appeals Tribunal and beyond.