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Employment Law

Employment Law

Employment Law | Burness Paull Scottish Law Firm

Our award-winning team advises on all key aspects of employment law.

We cover the full ‘life cycle’ of employment relations issues, ranging from recruitment, employment contracts/policy documentation, remuneration, benefits and rewards, business immigration, disciplinary and performance issues/absence management/grievance through to termination of employment.

Areas we specialise in include:

  • discrimination
  • unfair dismissal
  • contracts and policy documentation (including international assignments)
  • trade union disputes and recognition
  • change management
  • disciplinary hearings
  • absence and performance management
  • employment status
  • working time and TUPE issues

We also provide a complete service to senior executives, including equity and benefits advice as part of joining and severance arrangements.

With one of the largest teams of employment lawyers in Scotland, we advise some of the best-known employers in the country, including Amec Foster Wheeler, ITN, First Group, ACCA, Wood Group, Everton Football Club, Highland Spring, SQA and The Wheatley Group, as well as a number of energy sector employers. We have credentials in the energy, transport, retail, hospitality, sport, media, construction, education, financial services and public sectors.

Through our relationships with the best independent law firms in key jurisdictions, we can work seamlessly to deliver the employment law advice you need right across the globe. Many clients operate internationally, and change management projects such as standardisation of employment terms or restructuring and redundancy exercises require input from different jurisdictions. We coordinate such exercises, sourcing advice in each jurisdiction and manage the implementation, ensuring as high a degree of consistency whilst also ensuring compliance with local laws and customs. We see it as our role to create the framework for all of the firms involved, creating consistency and cost-effectiveness.

Where possible we would rather workplace disputes were avoided in the first place, so mediation and training are integral to how we deliver. Results are the hallmark of our approach, which is why our employment law training modules provide real-time learning for managers, bringing legal issues to life in workshops which include filmed scenarios and role-play.

The chemistry we have with clients is at the heart of the way in which we work. Our clients see us as part of their team. We speak their language - and make it our business to get to know theirs, tailoring advice to fit the world they work in.

Attracting, engaging and retaining a future-ready workforce is one of the biggest hurdles for employers to overcome in this century. That is why we launched an investigation into the workforce of tomorrow. How can progressive companies ensure they are truly diverse and able to attract and retain talent? We asked clients across the UK, to find out what they told us simply click the image below:

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