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

  • “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 Wilson
Partner

Nick Wilson

Nick Fraser
Consultant

Nick Fraser

Fiona Phillips
Consultant

Fiona Phillips

Julija Jermakova
Paralegal

Julija Jermakova

News & Events

News

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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Events

Employment & GDPR Seminar: York

Date 21 May 2019

Venue Foss Islands House, Foss Islands Road , York, Y031 7UJ

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Articles

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

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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What will Brexit mean for employment law?

What will Brexit mean for employment law?

It is unlikely that the UK's decision to leave the EU will dramatically transform UK employment law, although we can expect some changes. What form those changes may take is unknown, as it will depend upon which party is in power following the EU exit. Jonathan Dale, head of …

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Is your business ready for key employment law changes?

Is your business ready for key employment law changes?

To help businesses - large and small - prepare for a number of imminent changes to employment law, our head of employment law, Jonathan Dale, has highlighted five key areas that ought to be on an employer's radar. 1. Living and Minimum Wage From April this year, the Living Wage, which …

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Engaging workers on a self employed basis? Here's what you need to know

Engaging workers on a self employed basis? Here's what you need to know

A growing number of companies are using self-employed workers to help fill gaps in the workforce and to cover different shift patterns. Whilst these workers offer a great degree of flexibility to suit the needs of the company, it is important not to blur the lines on self-employment. …

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