Employment Law Solicitors

Employment Law Solicitors

Your employees can be your most valuable asset; let our experienced team help you look after them and ensure that your legal interests as an employer are fully protected.

Employment law is a rapidly changing and complex area of law. Understanding the pressures of delivering on core business objectives and needs, whilst remaining mindful of your many responsibilities as an employer, helps us to guide you to pragmatic commercial solutions.

Working as part of your team, providing the support you need, whenever you need it, is how we build trusted long-term relationships with our clients. Whether providing a sounding board to enable you to take a step back from a situation and discuss matters on an objective basis, or simply keeping you up to date with changes to the law and offering practical guidance, our team will work closely with you to ensure that you are prepared for any challenges that may arise.

Get in touch with our friendly team of advisors on enquiries@andrewjackson.co.uk for help and advice on any aspect of Employment law and how it may affect you and your business.

Or call your preferred office today to speak to a member of the team.

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Testimonials

  • "They dot every 'i' and cross every 't' and have also got good judgement on how to pitch each case at the right level."

    Chambers 2020
  • "Constantly up to date with current employment law changes."

    Chambers 2020
  • "They are keen to really understand our business so that the advice they provide is within context. The team are helpful, friendly and responsive."

    Legal 500 2019/20
  • “Professional and approachable.”

    Chambers 2019
  • "Clients value the employment team's commercial approach and practical business guidance."

    Chambers UK

Key Contacts

Jonathan Dale
Partner

Jonathan Dale

Nick Fraser
Partner

Nick Fraser

Nick Wilson
Partner

Nick Wilson

Fiona Phillips
Consultant

Fiona Phillips

Julija Jermakova
Paralegal

Julija Jermakova

News & Events

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Drugs and alcohol testing in the workplace: HR Forum advises employers on best practice

An event intended to assist employers and HR professionals on devising best practice polices for drugs and alcohol testing in the workplace has been hosted by Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP, in collaboration with Associated British Ports (ABP). The HR Forum, which covered a number of key issues including drug and …

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Business Week Seminar to consider impact of Brexit to trading and employment

Law firm Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce that its popular breakfast seminar will take place during Humber Business Week (4 June), with a special focus on the possible effects and trading rights facing UK businesses when seeking to trade successfully with the EU post-Brexit. Andrew Jackson'…

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World Cup 2018: Seven points for employers

With the World Cup just around the corner, Head of our Employment Department, Jonathan Dale, recommends that employers check their holiday and flexible working policies, in anticipation of requests from staff to take time off to watch – or even attend – matches. Jonathan has provided a useful seven-point plan to …

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Employment law update: Changes to termination payments

Changes to the way that termination payments are taxed came into force on 6 April 2018, so if you are already negotiating settlements you should be aware that any payments will fall under the new regime. Payments in Lieu of Notice (PILON) Previously, if an employee was paid in lieu …

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Articles

Covid-19: The Business View - An overview from Philip Ashworth

Covid-19: The Business View - An overview from Philip Ashworth

Businesses want to know how the latest issues are going to affect their business, not what the law says... This is the informed response from Philp Ashworth when asked what businesses need from their professional advisors in these challenging times, with new guidance emerging day by day. In addition to …

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Covid-19: Top questions 17.04.2020

Covid-19: Top questions 17.04.2020

In these challenging times, our teams have been receiving a high volume of queries from clients and businesses about the impact of Covid-19 on their operations on key issues such as furloughing, contracts and supply chain management. To help you and your business, the team has collated the most …

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Covid-19: Top questions 09.04.2020

Covid-19: Top questions 09.04.2020

In these challenging times, our teams have been receiving a high volume of queries from clients and businesses about the impact of Covid-19 on their operations on key issues such as furloughing, contracts and supply chain management. To help you and your business, the team has collated the most …

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Covid-19: Top questions 03.04.2020

Covid-19: Top questions 03.04.2020

In these challenging times, our teams have been receiving a high volume of queries from clients and businesses about the impact of Covid-19 on their operations on key issues such as furloughing, contracts and supply chain management. To help you and your business, the team has collated the most …

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Employment law update: Changes to the law in April 2020

As well as managing the ongoing impact of coronavirus (Covid-19), it is important for businesses to be aware of the raft of employment law changes that are due to come into effect in April. To help you and your business prepare, the employment law team has outlined below the …

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Coronavirus: What does your business need to know?

Coronavirus: What does your business need to know?

As the coronavirus outbreak in the UK continues to escalate, we are now receiving an ever increasing number of enquiries from clients, particularly around employer obligations and contracts. This is a fluid and fast-moving situation and the Government is providing daily briefings to the nation dealing with a number …

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IR35 update: HMRC's private sector reforms delayed until April 2021

IR35 update: HMRC's private sector reforms delayed until April 2021

In last week's 2020 Budget, the government confirmed that the extension of IR35 reforms to the private sector would go ahead as planned next month. However, it has this week been confirmed that there will be a one-year delay to controversial changes to the off payroll working rules …

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Jack’s Law: Statutory parental bereavement leave rules from April 2020

Jack’s Law: Statutory parental bereavement leave rules from April 2020

First discussed in 2017 and then becoming law in September 2018, the right to paid leave for bereaved parents will finally come into effect from 6 April this year, along with other employment law developments. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 provides for bereaved parents to take two …

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Employment law update: What is coming for you and your business?

As many readers will only be too aware, April is a busy time of year for legislative changes and amendments in the employment law arena. This year is no exception and, to ensure your business is well prepared, now is a good time to look at what is coming up, …

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Is it lawful for employers to have a relationships at work policy?

Is it lawful for employers to have a relationships at work policy?

You may have heard or read about Steve Easterbrook, the chief executive of McDonald's food chain, who has recently been dismissed for appearing to fall foul of the company's policy on workplace relationships. Mr Easterbrook is reported to have been involved in a consensual relationship with a colleague …

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Brexit and EU workers: Could you and your business be affected?

Brexit and EU workers: Could you and your business be affected?

Increasingly, clients who employ EU workers are seeking advice on the situation around Brexit and its potential impacts on their business and employees. In response to these enquires, our dedicated Brexit team has developed a new document, which outlines some of the key issues we can help you with. You …

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Good Work Plan: Changes to Employee Onboarding and Conditions of Employment

Good Work Plan: Changes to Employee Onboarding and Conditions of Employment

Important changes to employment law are coming in effect on 6th April 2020 as part of the Government’s Good Work Plan. To help you ensure your business is prepared, we have set out the changes for you below. The Government's Good Work Plan was published in late 2018 …

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Health is Everyone's Business: UK government to support employers in reducing ill-health related job loss

Health is Everyone's Business: UK government to support employers in reducing ill-health related job loss

On 15 July 2019, the Government launched a consultation called "Health Is Everyone's Business: proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss”, which could result in major changes to employment law, which may affect your business. As part of this consultation, the Government outlined ways in which they, and …

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Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd: Supreme Court reviews restrictive covenants in UK employment contracts

Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd: Supreme Court reviews restrictive covenants in UK employment contracts

The recent Supreme Court judgment in the case of Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd was the first time in nearly 100 years that the highest court in the UK has considered post-employment restrictions in a contract of employment. Could this ruling around restrictive covenants affect you and your business? &…

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Pregnancy and maternity leave: extending redundancy protection for new parents

Pregnancy and maternity leave: extending redundancy protection for new parents

Context Women on maternity leave have the right to be offered suitable alternative vacancies, where available, in order to avoid redundancy and they don’t need to take part in a selection process. ‘Suitable alternative employment’ in this context is work that is suitable and appropriate for the employee to …

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Why are female workers more likely than men to miss out on annual paid leave and holiday pay?

Why are female workers more likely than men to miss out on annual paid leave and holiday pay?

Recent analysis by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) suggests that female workers are less likely to take their full annual leave entitlement than men are. The TUC's analysis also provides a number of startling statistics such as: 1 in 14 workers are not getting their legal entitlement to paid …

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Do I Need To Pay My Employees Overtime Pay?

Do I Need To Pay My Employees Overtime Pay?

A recent Employment Tribunal case involving a well-known High Street store has highlighted a problem that many employers may not have addressed regarding overtime pay. In Mr J Fitz v Holland and Barrett Retail Limited (HB), Mr Fitz successfully claimed that time he spent opening and closing the Holland &…

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8 Crucial Changes to Employment Law in 2019

8 Crucial Changes to Employment Law in 2019

It is often said that the area of law which changes the most is employment law. Well, at the moment that certainly seems to be the case. Typically the month of April brings with it a raft of updates to current regulations and revisions to rates of statutory payments. If …

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National Minimum Wage non-compliance increases

National Minimum Wage non-compliance increases

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has recently published its report entitled 'Non-compliance and the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage' (NMW) in which it considers the most recent figures relating to non-compliance with NMW regulations whilst making conclusions and recommendations for the Government to improve compliance by employers. …

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Disability Discrimination Claims And Mental Health

Disability Discrimination Claims And Mental Health

Recent statistics published by Fox & Partners show that there were more than 6,500 disability discrimination claims made in the Employment Tribunals in 2018. This represents a significant 37% increase in the number of disability discrimination claims from 2017. Indeed, the percentage increase in numbers is around eight times …

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The 'gig economy': Where are we now?

The 'gig economy': Where are we now?

The so-called 'gig economy' is a term used to describe a labour market where workers are paid for each 'gig' or piece of work they do. They are engaged to work on self-employed, flexible terms, apparently with little commitment, which allow them to work when they want. Trade …

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Employment law update: religious beliefs and the workplace

Employment law update: religious beliefs and the workplace

You may recall the Northern Irish case of Lee v Ashers Bakery Co Ltd last year where the Supreme Court found that the bakery did not discriminate against Mr Lee by refusing to bake him a cake with a slogan, which supported gay marriage. In Lee, it was found that …

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Employee dismissal: Advice on long term sickness absence

Employee dismissal: Advice on long term sickness absence

We often advise employers in relation to employees who are on long-term sickness absence. The most common issue that arises is whether the employee’s illness amounts to a disability. But there are sometimes other issues hidden deep within the case that determine the advice that we give. For …

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Case and legal updates: The gig economy and Uber

Staying with the topic of the gig economy, the Court of Appeal has given its widely anticipated judgment in the case of Uber BV v Aslam and others [2018]. A quick reminder of the background to this case: Uber presents itself as a software platform (an app) which is used …

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Employment law changes coming up in 2019

Employment law changes coming up in 2019

In addition to making arrangements for legislation arising out of the Good Work Plan, employers should be thinking about a number of upcoming employment law changes in 2019. Employment Tribunals Most employers may not be aware that the Employment Tribunal has the power to impose a penalty upon employers (in …

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Drug testing at work and unfair dismissal

Drug testing at work and unfair dismissal

Many employers now apply drug and alcohol policies to their workforces. Misuse of drugs or alcohol at work can lead a number of serious issues including health and safety, absenteeism and poor performance. However, even where there is an established policy in place, it must still be applied in a …

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The Good Work Plan: How will it impact your business?

The Good Work Plan: How will it impact your business?

The Government has recently published its Good Work Plan which, it says, presents the 'Government's vision for the future of the UK labour market'. The Good Work Plan primarily sets out the Government's response to the Taylor Review, a 2017 report on UK working practices. That report was …

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Sleeping on the job

Sleeping on the job

In a hugely significant decision which will see many employers breathing a huge sigh of relief, the Court of Appeal has held that employees sleeping in at their employers’ premises while ‘on call’ are not entitled to be paid the National Minimum Wage for their entire shift. Based on the …

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GDPR: A fixed fee service to ensure that your business is compliant

From recent discussions with clients and professional contacts we're aware that, despite major changes to the rules and business practices around data protection now being in place, some businesses are still struggling to get to grips with GDPR and run the very real risk of being handed significant fines …

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World Cup 2018: Seven points for employers

The World Cup's in full swing, but it's not too late  to check your holiday and flexible working policies in anticipation of further requests from staff to take time off for matches, says Jonathan Dale, Head of Employment at Andrew Jackson Solicitors Holiday Requests How do you react …

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"They dot every 'i' and cross every 't' and have also got good judgement on how to pitch each case at the right level."

Chambers 2020

"Constantly up to date with current employment law changes."

Chambers 2020

"They are keen to really understand our business so that the advice they provide is within context. The team are helpful, friendly and responsive."

Legal 500 2019/20

“Professional and approachable.”

Chambers 2019

"Clients value the employment team's commercial approach and practical business guidance."

Chambers UK

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