Employment Issues

From employment rights to cases for unfair or constructive dismissal

Horsey Lightly offer friendly and effective advice on a wide range of issues that arise in the workplace. Our team of specialist employment lawyers in London and Newbury ensure the best outcome in all cases for unfair or constructive dismissal.

Clear, practical advice on your rights

Any number of problems and issues can arise in the workplace. Thankfully, there is much we can do to protect your rights. Our experienced team of employment law specialists will advise you on any work-related difficulties or concerns you are facing.

Starting a new job

When you are starting a new work arrangement, Horsey Lightly will provide valuable reassurance with an objective legal opinion. What is more, we will negotiate terms with your new employer to ensure that you benefit from your new role. Our team can provide the following expertise and assistance:

  • Reviewing service agreements and employment contracts
  • Reviewing contracts for services (consultants and freelancers)
  • Understanding and negotiating restrictive covenants

Workplace rights

Your employment rights will differ according to your employment status. Our team will make sure that your rights are protected with respect to:

  • Holiday and other rights under The Working Times Regulations
  • Flexible working
  • Maternity, paternity, adoption
  • Dependency leave

Disputes and grievances

When a dispute arises, we will quickly understand the situation you face. Our team will offer you guidance in the following areas:

  • Changes to terms of employment
  • Assistance with progressing a grievance
  • Advice about a disciplinary allegation or process 
  • Bonus and commission
  • Discrimination
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Sickness absence
  • Whistleblowing

Termination of employment

From helping you negotiate a settlement agreement, to taking your case to court – our team have vast experience in all termination and dismissal matters, including:

  • Notice period and pay in lieu of notice
  • Redundancy
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Negotiated exits
  • Team moves and restraint of trade
  • Compromise agreements
  • Tribunal claims

The Employment Issues Team

Jeremy Fitzgibbon
Jeremy Fitzgibbon

Managing Partner

Katie Harris
Katie Harris

Legal Executive