Employment Law Advice
Our employment law specialists have many years’ experience advising and acting for individuals.
Our team of expert and highly skilled employment solicitors advise employees and individuals on work related legal issues including contracts and pay matters, restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements, discrimination, employment tribunal claims, workplace grievances, settlement agreements and exit strategies.
Why choose Brachers?
We are committed to protecting your rights and have proven experience in getting the best results. We feel that it is important to ensure our clients feel at ease with us and therefore we will always advise you in a clear and straightforward way.
Our client base is varied but the majority are senior managers, directors and/or professionals where the pay packages, shares and benefits or restrictive covenants can be significant.
Recognition of our expertise
We are one of the largest Employment and HR teams in the South East and both the firm and our employment lawyers are recognised in leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK and we are once again ranked in the top three law firms in the Kent Legal Sector Review.
We are a multiple award-winning law firm who pride ourselves on our relationships with our clients, many of which span multiple generations.
How we can help
We advise on all aspects of employment law including:
- contract and pay issues
- restrictive covenants within employment contracts
- director disputes
- settlement agreements
- tribunal claims and representation
- disciplinary and grievance issues
- discrimination issues
- sickness/performance issues
Funding options for employees
If you are an employee looking for legal advice, you may find that there are options available to you to help fund your legal costs, in full or in part.
Legal expenses insurance
Many people are unaware that they are covered for legal expenses through their insurance policies such as household or motor insurance. These insurance policies often cover legal expenses relating to employment law matters, such as bringing a claim in an employment tribunal. Policies can vary, however you may find that you do not need to pay any legal costs and are able to keep 100% of any damages awarded.
To find out if you are covered, we suggest you get in touch with your insurance providers and ask whether you have legal expenses cover for employment law claims.
Trade union funding
If your company operates a trade union, there may be a chance that they will provide legal advice and support to their employee members, often for no charge, depending on the nature of the dispute.
To find out if you are covered, we suggest you get in touch with your trade union representative.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Funding for discrimination claims may be available from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in limited circumstances. The EHRC has its own funding criteria which vary from time to time. Cases will usually need to set a precedent for the greater benefit of particular classes of employees before they can attract support from the EHRC.
Take a look at the Equality and Human Rights Commission webpage to find out more.
Get in touch
Please fill out the below form or alternatively you can call us on 01622 690691
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Chambers and Partners 2023
Brachers have always given us very detailed advice. They offer us different solutions as well as the risk factors involved with each of them.
Chambers & Partners 2022
They have a real client-focused ethos.
The Legal 500 2022
An ability to break down complex issues into easily understandable segments and produce remedies that address each layer is a consistent facet