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The experts in Employment Law matters

Oakwood Solicitors Ltd has a dedicated team of leading Employment law solicitors and support staff, helping clients nationwide. We are able to offer expert advice on all potential claims you may have against you, in both Employment Tribunals and the Civil Courts.

Where is the line between unfair dismissal and fair dismissal?

As a general rule, employees with two years’ qualifying service, who have then been dismissed can present a claim for unfair dismissal.

The dismissal of a qualifying employee will be unfair unless the employer can show that the reason was one of the potentially five fair reasons listed below and that the employer acted reasonably in treating that reason as sufficient for dismissal.

  • Capability
  • Conduct
  • Redundancy
  • Breach of statutory duty
  • Some other substantial reason (‘SOSR’)

It is natural to hope, even expect upon entering a new employment relationship that it will be mutually beneficially for years to come. Unfortunately, in many cases, particularly in uncertain economic times, this can turn out to be far from the case.

How can Oakwood Solicitors Ltd help?

We act for a rage of clients in assisting them, where necessary, to discipline their employees who will not abide by their rules or procedures.

If an employee has proved incapable of performing the task for which he or she was hired, then we can assist our clients to remedy the issue or bring the relationship to an end through advice on a capability procedure.

If dismissal has been identified as the best option for all concerned, we can assist in drafting up a commercial agreement to capture the agreed terms.

We can provide advice on the implications of post termination issues such as restrictive covenants, the taxability of termination payments and other associated elements of termination packages such as share options or bonuses due.

When it does not prove possible to achieve a clean break, our expert team of solicitors have years of experience of dealing with a wide variety of matters through the Employment Tribunal, the High Court and the appellate divisions.

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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