Employment Law

Employers have to comply with a wide range of legislation, not just UK law but EU requirements as well. If you have a problem relating to employment, we are ready to help.

We offer advice on a wide range of employment issues including recruitment and contracts, employment disputes and redundancy procedures.

Hewitts’ employment specialists are experts in disciplinary matters, dismissals and representation at employment tribunal claims. We will prepare the strongest possible case and act on your behalf in negotiations.

We can also help with health and safety, absence due to sickness, maternity rights and advice concerning Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment), known generally as TUPE.

    • Workplace disputes, employment rights and health and safety
    • Unfair dismissal, employment tribunals and dispute resolution
    • Working time regulations, grievance and sickness absence
    • Advice concerning TUPE

There are a wide range of funding options available depending upon the nature of your case. To read more about the options available please click here.

Stronger together for a brighter future

Trevor Alley is the former CEO of South West Durham Training.

South West Durham Training was founded in 1967 to provide training for local manufacturing and engineering companies.

Chief executive Trevor Alley turned to Hewitts when the company had to make redundancies.
Trevor, who has since left the business, said: “It was important to us to offer a generous voluntary redundancy package because we did not want to make anyone compulsorily redundant.
“Hewitts advised our staff on the terms of the package and were on hand to answer any questions they had.

“I found Hewitts to be flexible and accommodating to the needs of the business and the staff at a difficult time.

“They were able to hold on-site meetings with staff whenever required and their clear answers to any questions were very helpful.”

“Hewitts were flexible and accommodating to the needs of the business and the staff.”
Trevor Alley
Former CEO, South West Durham Training