Employment Law

Your business is only as good as the people it employs. We understand that staff represent one of your biggest assets. However, we also understand they can be one of your biggest risks and cause you the most problems.

Our Bristol and Portishead based Employment solicitors can help you protect your business from the outset of the employment relationship, and also deal with all aspects of managing staff including: recruitment, disciplinary and grievances, exiting staff, and defending Employment Tribunal claims.

Employment Law Services Tailored to You

We tailor our employment law services to suit your strategy and budget. You will also benefit from our flexible and cost-effective fee structures, which include fixed fees and monthly retainers.

Clear Price Guarantee

We will always be clear about the cost of our services and will never undertake work before you agree to it, so you are always in control – find out more about our Clear Price Guarantee here.

Absolute Employment Protection Service

Our Absolute Employment Protection Service provides you with a helpline for expert employment law and HR advice from as little as £100 plus VAT per month. In addition, your business will also benefit from insurance to cover the cost of defending claims, payment of Tribunal and settlement awards, and defending criminal and Health & Safety Executive prosecutions.
To find out more about our Absolute Employment Protection Service click here. 

Our employment law services include: 

Contact our team of expert employment solicitors to discuss your needs on 0117 929 0333 or email.

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What you need to know before you interview a candidate

August 17, 2017

Now that job candidates can issue employment tribunal claims without paying any fees, employers need more than ever to get workplace issues right....


Have the Employment Tribunal floodgates been opened?

August 03, 2017

It’s a question many businesses and employer organisations are asking themselves, following last week’s Supreme Court decision that charging fees for Employment Tribunal claims is unlawful. It was per...


Are you Data Protection fit?

July 19, 2017

Next year heralds a new dawn when it comes to data protection as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. Its aim is to address the significant advances in inform...

Burroughs Day Business Trial By Press

Why ‘trial by media’ is a bad way to decide workplace disputes

July 03, 2017

Head of Employment Law Julia Beasley advises parties to ongoing Employment Tribunal proceedings to make no comment – at least until the outcome of the case....

Settlement Agreement

How and when should you use a Settlement Agreement: A free guide for employers from our Bristol Employment Solicitors

June 13, 2017

If you have a difficult situation with an employee or your business needs to save money, a settlement agreement may be a cost-effective and low-risk alternative to dismissing a member of staff. The se...

Man In Shorts Image

Do men in the workplace have to wear the trousers?

June 23, 2017

This week we saw the hottest June since the summer of 1976, which undoubtedly caused uncomfortable conditions for many workers. ...

Ramadan And Work

Religious freedom at work: balancing staff rights with business needs

June 08, 2017

Ramadan has begun and will last until Sunday 25 June this year.  We offer a guide for employers on this religious observance of the Muslim community, including ways to support your workforce. The prin...


A change of structure for Burroughs Day - practising what we preach

May 01, 2017

On 1 May 2017, we left the QualitySolicitors network and launched our new Burroughs Day brand.  It’s an exciting time for us and all our clients. Please be assured that you will receive the same high ...


Going public on workers’ pay

April 06, 2017

‘Mind the gap’ now has a distinct meaning for workers’ pay. Wages, salaries and bonuses are about to become public property, as this month sees new legislation that will force some employers to publis...


Can a worker be sacked for wearing a headscarf?

March 15, 2017

The latest EU ruling doesn’t mean that employers are free to ban headscarves in the workplace, says Julia Beasley, Head of Employment at Burroughs Day. A Muslim worker in Belgium was dismissed for wea...


What is ‘reasonable contact’ during maternity leave?

March 01, 2017

Most employers will be aware of the need to keep in contact with staff members on maternity leave. But are you aware that too much contact with such a staff member may be unreasonable and even discrim...


Is your image keeping your staff down at heel?

February 10, 2017

The case of Nicola Thorp continues to run and run – unlike Nicola herself, who was hamstrung by a rule that she must wear high heels to work....


Social media – what you can do to protect your business

November 10, 2016

Online social tools can be a great method for making and keeping in touch with business contacts, sharing information and updates about topical issues, posting articles, and promoting your brand and s...


Should holiday pay include voluntary overtime?

October 10, 2016

The recent case of Brettle v Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council confirmed that regular voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay under certain circumstances....

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Employment contracts & policies – top tips for care providers

June 05, 2017

It’s vital to have the right type of contracts and policies in place regarding your staff. They need to be robust, legally compliant, and tailored to your organisation. Here’s my five top tips to help...

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