Employment Contracts create the legal relationship between an employer and employee. Act an employer must provide a statement of the main terms and conditions of employment to the employee within 13 weeks of the employment commencing.
If your employer fails to provide you with the main terms and conditions of employment, they could be in breach of the Employment Rights Act.
We have experience in drafting many contract for employers, and we can review them for employees. We can advise on your rights and obligations under the employment contract. Bullying / Harassment Bullying is offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power intended to undermine the recipient in some way and it can happen in a workplace.
It may take place when a senior person is bullying someone who is in a junior position. A claim for bullying would generally come under legislation for harassment.
Harassment generally means that someone is suffering because of conduct on grounds such as age, race, gender, nationality or religion, which humiliates or demeans the victim. This can be via direct face to face contact or through correspondences. Such claims are likely to be linked to discriminatory grounds – such as sex or race.
If you are suffering from bullying or harassment you may be able to bring a claim for breach of contract, because of breach of an implied term in your contract of employment and if you have been victim of at least two incidents of bullying behaviour at work you could also bring a claim against your employer for failing to prevent it. You will need to show that the behaviour caused you anxiety or distress.
If you do require further information please do not hesitate to contact us. Compromise Agreement A Settlement Agreement is a legally-binding document that is used to settle employment disputes. The employee under this agreement waives her/his rights to pursue the legal claims against the employer and in return s/he receives a sum of money and/or other benefits.
An important point is that the Settlement Agreement must be in writing and the employee must obtain independent legal advice on the terms of the agreement. There is no set form and employers can add as many or as few clauses as they feel are required. Your employer may offer to make a contribution towards the cost of that advice.
We will always give you our best possible costs during the initial meeting. Solidum Solicitors have extensive experience in drafting and advising on Compromise Agreement / Settlement Agreement.
We can meet you very quickly and provide an officiant advice or recommended amendments in a short period of time. We can negotiating the terms of compromise agreements for you. For further information, please speak to our team members in the Employment Law Department on02089125241.