They can be a business’ most valuable asset – but when things go wrong, employees can become a major risk.
With employment laws and regulations ever changing, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for employers to keep up with their legal duties. Unfortunately, the penalties for failing to comply with your responsibilities are steep, including extended litigation, hefty fines, and detrimental damage to your business’s reputation.
That’s why businesses across Essex count on us to help them limit that risk. We can handle all kinds of employment issues – from keeping your documentation and procedures fully compliant and robust, to providing strategic advice for internal matters and providing expert representation if a case does go to tribunal or court. We’ve acted for all kinds of business, with a particular focus on:
- Veterinary practices
- GP practices
- Care homes
Our comprehensive service includes:
- Employment documentation including:
- Disciplinary and grievance
- Health and safety
- Social media, internet and email
- Equal opportunities
- Contracts of employment
- Executive service agreements
- Consultancy agreements
- Staff handbooks
- Maternity and paternity policies
- General/strategic advice, including:
- TUPE transfers
- Collective consultation
- Capability/ill health
- Working time
- Restrictive covenants
- Settlement agreements (also referred to as compromise agreements)
- Employment tribunal/court proceedings, including:
- Defending unfair dismissal
- Wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal claims
- Defending all types of discrimination claims
- High Court Actions for injunctive relief and damages
We handle cases on behalf of all types of employer, including sole traders, limited liability companies, not-for-profit organisations and partnerships.
Our priority is preserving the operation and integrity of your business. In the vast majority of situations, we successfully help employers avoid tribunal or court proceedings, even when facing the most serious accusations.
We utilise years of experience and strategic negotiation skills to settle disputes as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. We also have considerable expertise liaising with Acas (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service), an organisation employees must contact when they are considering making an employment tribunal claim.
Flexible funding options
We offer fixed fees, pay as you go, or a retainer service, so you can choose the option that best fits your needs at a reasonable cost that you can budget for.
To get an idea of our fees for employment tribunal matters, please visit our Employment Tribunal Pricing for Employers page. Otherwise, please get in touch with our employment team to discuss our fees and various flexible payment options.
Meet our employment team
We have 2 members of the team who may work on your matter:
Alex is an employment law specialist with 2 decades’ experience at Gepp Solicitors. She’s worked with all types of employer, including individuals, companies, and not-for-profit organisations with her expertise spanning all areas of employment law, from redundancy and grievances, to discrimination, workplace bullying, and whistleblowing. Alex is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Jemma has considerable proficiency supporting Alex and maintaining her own employment law case load under Alex’s supervision. She is currently progressing her legal studies with CILEX and with her substantial and wide-ranging experience, you can be confident your case is in capable hands.
Whoever works on your matter, they will ultimately be supervised by Alexandra Dean, Partner.
Why choose Gepp’s employment lawyers?
Gepp Solicitors is a traditional firm with a progressive approach to legal services. Founded over 2 centuries ago, we’ve built our reputation on years of consistent, high quality advice and excellent customer service. We will always tailor our advice to suit your individual needs and promote your commercial strategy.
As a firm, we are Law Society Accredited in Lexcel, the legal practice quality mark for client care and legal practice management.
We’ve also developed an enviable reputation for our military law expertise and we are members of Forces Law.
Gepp Solicitors is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).