Lawrence Stephens

Employment disputes

Claims against employers by employees may relate to issues such as grievances, unfair dismissal, discrimination and breach of contract terms.

In defending legal claims and resolving disputes, our Employment team represent SMEs and large companies across many sectors.  We often advise on the best course of action to prevent this from happening.

Areas we advise on: 
  • Breach of contract
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Flexible working requests
  • Grievances
  • Misconduct
  • Pay disputes
  • Redundancy, and collective consultation
  • Restrictive covenants
  • TUPE
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Whistleblowing
  • Worker status
Litigation in employment disputes

Making sure that we understand the risks facing our clients, we assess the strength of each employment dispute on its merits.  We defend cases at employment tribunals, employment appeals tribunals and at court.

Wherever possible, we aim to resolve these disputes through negotiation.  We also use alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, to reach an acceptable solution.  Where this is not possible, we put together a strong case for an employment tribunal or court.

Correct procedures must be followed throughout: if mistakes are made, a tribunal may penalise those responsible.  Our Employment team ensures that proper protocols are followed, that clients are thoroughly prepared for the court or tribunal hearing, and that their case is presented by an expert employment law advocate.