Employment Law within the Education Sector
Match Solicitors team of specialist employment lawyers pride themselves on representing the employee against the employer, be it educational or otherwise.
Employment legislation is the fastest changing area of legislation in the United Kingdom and the team pride themselves on keeping up to date with all changes and in having particular expertise in advising teachers, lecturers and professors in claims against educational establishments. We are experienced in working with clients to both manage expectations and offer incisive and practical advice in relation to settling claims or, where necessary, have the knowledge and know-how to bring claims in the Employment Tribunal or Employment Appeal Tribunal in relation to matters such as unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, matters of redundancy and claims of discrimination.
It may be, on the other hand, that employees need advice when being disciplined internally or threatened with legal action by their employers. Match Solicitors is experienced in defending claims brought by employers against employees in the County Court for breach of contract and negligence, as well as advising employees on resolving internal disciplinary matters.
Where appropriate, Match Solicitors use their knowledge to advise employers and are able to offer practical and commercially sound advice in order to help employer’s minimise risk in respect of employment litigation including schools, Local Authorities and Universities. Contracts of Employment, Staff Handbooks and the range of policies contained therein, if incorrectly drafted, can have dire consequences on the efficient running of your business and increase the risk of problems. Match Solicitors are experienced in advising on all legal aspects of employment documentation.
Our ethos is always to try and resolve differences between employers and employees through mediation, and where appropriate can advise either party on the benefits of Settlement Agreements.
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