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The experts in Employment Law matters

What is an Employment Contract?

An Employment Contract is an important document provided by Employer to Employee which sets out and covers the terms governing the relationship between both parties during and often after the period of employment has come to an end.

As both parties are equally responsible for ensuring their compliance with the contractual terms, it is important that those terms are not breached as, to do so would potentially give rise to a Breach of Contract claim. It sets out the express terms agreed between the parties (such as salary, working location, working hours etc) but also contains certain implied clauses (such as the implied term of mutual trust and confidence).

It is therefore crucial for an Employer to give careful thought to the terms set out in the Contract as once sent and signed by both parties, these terms will be binding. If you need help drafting Contracts of Employment our team of experts are able to provide a fast and efficient service in drafting these documents – call us today on 0113 200 9948 to speak to our specialists Employment Lawyers.

What is a Breach of Contract?

An Employer may be subjected to a Breach of Contract claim if they fail to uphold a term of the contractual agreement such as, paying an Employees wages on a particular date.

Failure to pay an Employees wages in part or in full can result in both a Breach of Contract claim and an Unlawful Deduction of Wages claim.

If you have been subjected to a complaint for Breach of Contract and/or Unlawful Deduction of Wages it is essential that you seek legal advice to help you properly understand your position and if required, help you defend any complaint. Speak to our team of specialist advisors today on 0113 200 9948 to find out how we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

An Employee has submitted a grievance against the business for Breach of Contract, what should I do?

You must deal with the grievance promptly and properly as, failure to do so could give rise to a more costly complaint such as an Employment Tribunal claim.

Our Employment Department are experts at assisting businesses navigate tricky grievance matters.

I have been contacted by ACAS in relation to a complaint of Breach of Contract, what should I do?

You must respond to ACAS as soon as possible setting out your position in relation to the allegations of Breach of Contract.

The ACAS early conciliation process is often short (a matter of weeks, if not less) and if the ACAS complaint is dealt with efficiently, you can avoid being subjected to Employment Tribunal proceedings.

Our team of experts can deal with the ACAS early conciliation process on your behalf and can assist you in setting out your position properly so as to avoid having to defend an Employment Tribunal claim.

I have received an ET1 (claim form) from the Employment Tribunal, what should I do?

Our team can assist you in complying with any Tribunal directions and in submitting the Response form (ET3), which needs to be submitted within 28 days of receiving the ET1 claim form.

Why should I choose Oakwood Solicitors Ltd

You will have a dedicated advisor who will see your claim through from start to finish, assisting you in the event of any queries or issues you may have.

Your case handler will also continue to provide regular updates until the conclusion of your claim, ensuring the process is as stress-free and effortless as possible.

What do I do now?

If you believe or feel you have a claim, contact us for a free initial consultation regarding your options:

Mia Cecchini
Mia Cecchini - Employment Paralegal

Mia Cecchini has been working at Oakwood Solicitors Limited as a Commercial Paralegal in the Employment Department since June 2018.

Having previously worked at a Trade Union firm advising on a wide range of Employment matters, Mia has great perspective and insight into resolving disputes between Employer and employee. This allows her to provide well rounded advice to her Commercial Clients.

Mia has a Commercial client base and deals with contentious and non-contentious matters such as advising clients on how to avoid ‘red flag’ issues which often lead to the likes of unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.

Day to day, Mia is often found navigating her way through Company policies, executive level disciplinary matters, advising on Family Friendly issues, GDPR and other Employment matters.

As well as providing advice, Mia is experienced at drafting bespoke, GDPR compliant Staff Handbooks, Contracts of Employment and Privacy Notices.

Mia prides herself on her friendly, and approachable relationship she has with her clients.

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