Employment Law

Our Employment Law specialists are dedicated to supporting your business throughout the full employee life cycle and beyond.

Whether you are simply starting up, undergoing a reorganisation of your business, need assistance in relation to specific employees, exiting employees from your business or dealing with post-employment issues, we are able to assist and support you every step of the way, with services ranging from:

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Our dedicated team of experts are recommended by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.  We have a wealth of experience supporting businesses of all shapes and sizes, from blue-chip multi-national public listed entities through to SME’s and start-ups.  Whatever the employment issue may be we are ready to assist.

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Employment Management Training Sessions


Darren Smith, a Partner in our Employment team, will be hosting a series of online training sessions looking at essential employment law for managers. Each session will be £79.95 + VAT.

> How to Avoid the Problems of Recruitment & Probation
> Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
> Absence Management
> How to Performance Manage
> Problems with Social Media & actions outside of the workplace
> Disciplinaries and Grievances
> Conducting a Fair Redundancy Process

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    Several long-awaited pieces of legislation aimed at creating a more family friendly workplace received Royal Assent last week and once in...

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    Government announces intention for employment law reform

    Last week, the government released its policy paper on ‘Smarter Regulation to Grow the Economy’ where it said how it plans to reform some...

    Sexual harassment at work – where to draw the line?

    Tesco Chairman, John Allan, has recently been accused of inappropriate behaviour towards four female employees, which he wholly denies....

    Case Update – Enforceability of Non-Compete Clauses

    The General Principle Non-compete provisions which restrict a former employer for working for a competitor is not uncommon but for it to...

    All in a Day’s Work: Menopause at work

    This month's episode covers menopause in the workplace. We will discuss how employers can help support employees experiencing the symptoms...

    Coronation Bank Holiday – the right to a day off?

    As has been widely anticipated and much discussed across the country, on Saturday 6th May 2023, King Charles III will be formally...

    Dress codes and the risk of discrimination

    Many leisure and hospitality businesses maintain dress codes, uniform policies and grooming policies for their employees. These policies...

    How Can Employers Close the #Genderpaygap?

    Six Years – No Progress On 4 April, the deadline for gender pay gap reporting passed for private sector employers. Analysis of the 2022...

    Stress Awareness Month – what are employers’ responsibilities?

    April is ‘Stress Awareness Month’. Its purpose is to try and increase public awareness about both the causes and cures of the modern...

    Herrington Carmichael LLP's employment team is praised by clients as 'exceptional'. Alistair McArthur leads the practice, working on a range of employment law matters, with particular emphasis on enforcing post-termination obligations and TUPE. In February 2020, Darren Smith joined the firm from Boyes Turner; Smith acts for a number of prestigious leisure and hospitality sector clients and also strengthens the teams offering in complex discrimination cases.

    - Legal 500, 2022

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