Richard Griffiths & Co offer a range of advice and representation to employees and employers alike. From guidance on contracts of employment to claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination, we can help.
Our Head of Department, Mike Edgar, has particular expertise in the enforceability (or not, as is often the case) of restrictive covenants in employment contracts.
If an employee and employer have been unable to resolve a dispute internally and the employee intends to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal, then they are usually required to make an Early Conciliation notification to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS). ACAS tries to help both sides reach an agreement, but if no agreement is reached the employee may bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal.
Employees generally only have three months to commence proceedings in the Employment Tribunal in unfair dismissal cases, but making an application for Early Conciliation can extend this time. It is therefore sensible to get legal advice as soon as you think you may have a claim.
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Some of Our Notable Cases
- O A v R-T I.R.L.R. 214 CA (Civ Div). This was a leading case on the enforceability (or otherwise) of restrictive covenants in employment contracts and much more.