Employment & HR

From offering the right employment contract, to ensuring your policies are relevant and current. From deciding between employed or self-employed status, to providing excellent training. The right choices will lead to a loyal and productive team. Let us help you make excellent choices and avoid the pitfalls!

What we do:

  • Disciplinary Procedures (and appeals)
  • Discrimination
  • Employee or self-employed status
  • Employee rights on transfer of a business (TUPE)
  • Employees and privacy law
  • Employment contracts
  • Employment support for Corporate transactions
  • Maternity Rights
  • Policies and Staff handbooks
  • Post Brexit Sponsor’s licences
  • Preparation for and Representation at Employment tribunals
  • Redundancy
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Right to Work
  • Sense checks & second opinions
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Working Time directive

Why use Haddletons:

Why not use our highly experienced HR Support Team! Working with you operationally they will help bring your employees (and directors) on board, providing letters of appointment, contract, policies and training . They will also help with day-to-day queries. This service can be purchased separately for a monthly fee.

For more knotty legal matters (inclduing difficult conversations), our highly experienced lawyers will apply their wisdom to achieve relevant solutions, acting decisively in your favour to secure your business. Employment law is easy to get wrong, so why not let us steer you through choppy waters?

As part of our commitment to transparency on pricing, click here if you wish to see the likely costs associated with us representing you in an Employment tribunal claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal.

The Haddletons Way


We earn your trust through our authenticity. We listen, we communicate honestly, we genuinely care.


We are people just like you. Get to know us and you will find that we can do more than just resolve your problems and lighten your load.

Personal Service

We look at the world through your eyes to offer a truly bespoke service. The more we understand you and your world, the more we can do for you.

Premium Quality

We offer a premium service with price certainty. Our insight and expertise applied to your needs.

Haddletons have been instrumental with helping our business move forward across many aspects of our legal requirements. The team have provided us with a supportive and high quality service on creating our employment contracts and staff handbook. The guidance and supporting documentation have been a great asset to us with understanding our legal documentation. We would definitely recommend Haddletons.

Michael Rippon

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Raindrop Digital

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some examples of discrimination during employment?

Employees must not be discriminated against. This could be done by, for example:

  • paying men and women different amounts for work of equal value.
  • selecting someone for redundancy based on a protected characteristic.
  • unfairly rejecting a request for flexible working from a new parent.
  • introducing a benefit which discriminates between workers, for example a benefit for married employees only.

What classes as unfair dismissal?

Unfair dismissal is when your employment is terminated and your employer did not have fair reason to do so. According to guidelines used at employment tribunals, there are five main reasons why you might be dismissed:

  1. Capability – your are not capable of completing the job you were employed to do.
  2. Conduct – this is behaviour related and can be anything from persistent lateness to theft.
  3. Redundancy – the employer will have a redundancy policy which must have been adhered to.
  4. Breaking the law – even outside of the place of work, illegal behaviour is a sackable offence.
  5. Any other reason – deliberately wide in scope to catch all other potential issues.

What is a working time directive?

The Working Time Directive is a UK law which states that an employee cannot work more than 48 hours a week on average. There are exceptions to the law and an individual can choose to opt-out of the directive.

What is constructive dismissal?

Constructive dismissal is when an employee is forced to leave a job against their will due to their employer’s conduct/behaviour. Examples might be:

  1. changing an employee’s duties without notice or reason.
  2. reducing an employee’s salary without agreement.
  3. discrimination or abusive behaviour in the workplace.

What is TUPE?

TUPE stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations. Its purpose is to protect employees if the business where they are employed changes hands. The regulations manage the way in which employees and liabilities associated with them are moved from the old employer to the new.

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