Justin Sadler was once a teacher. Which is just as well, because helping employers understand where they stand legally in terms of employment law, requires all his teaching skills.
“Employment law can be an absolute minefield,” Justin told Reading Business Forum.
“Statutory legislation and complex regulations often change. Getting it wrong can mean disputes which can be extremely costly in terms of time taken away from your business to resolve these problems and potentially Tribunal and legal costs to factor in.”
Justin is a partner at Barrett and Co which has offices opposite Queens Road car park. The firm has just been rated as one of the three best employment law solicitors in Reading on the independent website: www.threebestrated.co.uk/employment-law-solicitors-in-reading.
One of the reasons that Barrett and Co are so highly rated is that they pride themselves on avoiding costly Tribunals.
“We pride ourselves that our clients rarely appear in Tribunals. It can be damaging to your business’s morale and reputation. However, if as an employer you are faced with a vexatious employee, then we will defend your position vigorously and seek costs for your company where the employee has been unreasonable,” Justin says.
Justin has been working in employment law for over 15 years working for both employers and employees. He’s a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Federation of Small Businesses. Coming into contact with so many small businesses helps him keep abreast of what problems they are having.
But Justin doesn’t just do the gamekeeping role…he also acts for employees.
“With regard to employees, I help with advising on new contracts when you are commencing employment, through to dealing with issues within the workplace such as harassment and bullying or stress and assisting with negotiating the terms of redundancy or dismissal.”
“My main aim is to make sure people are treated fairly in the work-place – whether employed full-time or part-time, permanently or temporarily. I can negotiate a fair settlement , either by lodging a claim with ACAS or by way of a Settlement Agreement. If it is necessary, I will make a claim in the Employment Tribunal. Whichever action is most appropriate, I will guide and support along the way.”
With the ever changing nature of employment law it is vital to stay up to date with changes and how they may affect you as an employer or employee. Fortunately, that’s Barrett and Co’s area of expertise.
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