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Employment Law For Employers

Whether you are thinking about restructuring your business to make your operations more stream-lined, or you are a new business preparing to take on employees for the first time, we will provide you with commercially minded solutions that protect your business from costly claims.

Our advice is straightforward and practical – a combination of expert, clear advice, delivered through exceptional levels of client care.  

Why choose us

  • Responsive service – timely guidance before and after each interaction with the claimant your employee or former employee
  • Practical guidance – help you conduct your defence in a strategic and commercial manner
  • Knowledgeable – ensure you make the most of your legal rights as an employer
  • Experienced – used to dealing with a wide range of situations and outcomes

Recognised expertise

With its constantly evolving legislation and case-law, employment law is always changing. Not surprisingly, businesses can find it impossible to keep up to date with all the changes whilst at the same time trying to run a profitable enterprise. This can lead to businesses facing unexpected claims, which can be expensive and time-consuming, and which can cause reputational damage. 

At Harrowells, our employment team will support you and your business, working with you to find practical, workable and cost-effective solutions to whatever problems you face.   

Comprehensive legal advice and support

Our team has a proven track record of acting for employers of all sizes, ranging from owner-managed businesses to PLCs.

Our specialist solicitors provide commercially focused advice across a full range of issues, from drafting letters, employment contracts, staff handbooks and HR policies, through to guiding employers through disciplinary and grievance procedures, and defending clients against employment tribunal claims. Find out more about how we can help you across a range of situations:

We offer transparent and flexible payment options to suit the needs of your business, and can offer most of our services at a fixed fee.

Harrowells Assist

In addition to our usual services, we also offer our business clients our Employment Law Advice Package, Harrowells Assist. For a monthly fee (determined by the number of employees you have), we will be on-hand whenever you need us (during our office hours), and we can advise you on the best possible course of action before you take it – avoiding costly mistakes and giving you the reassurance of knowing that expert advice is just a phone call away. As part of this service, we also conduct a full audit of your employment contracts, HR policies and procedures and redraft any documentation where appropriate. And, if you don’t have any such contracts or policies, we will draft them for you to ensure that your business is protected and you are legally compliant.

Our employment lawyers can arrange meetings at any of our local offices in York and across Yorkshire, so simply contact your nearest Harrowells office in York, St Saviourgate, Clifton Moor, Easingwold, Haxby, Pocklington, Malton, and Thirsk.