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We are one of the largest employment Teams in Leeds, advising on all aspects of employment law including settlement agreements, disciplinary and grievance procedures, discrimination and Employment Tribunal litigation.  

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We understand the impact that problems at work can have on you. We appreciate the stress that can be caused by not understanding your employment rights. If we are acting for you we want to ensure that you understand where you stand at every step of the way. Blacks’ Employment Team always strives to provide a service that is second to none.

We advise on all aspects of employment law. On a daily basis we act for employees in the Employment Tribunal on a range of claims from unfair dismissal to discrimination and harassment. We are proud of our very high success rate and have achieved great results for our clients.

Our focus is on getting the right result for all our clients, whether taking a claim through to an Employment Tribunal hearing or negotiating the best terms for an exit. Practical and commercial advice that is right for you lies at the heart of everything we do.

Many people are put off because they are afraid of the cost of seeking legal advice. At Blacks we are always transparent about our charges at the outset of any matter. In certain circumstances we are able to offer our services on a no-win, no-fee basis or via an insurance policy.

Feedback from our satisfied clients can be found here.

Meet the Team

Blacks’ Employment Team has a wealth of knowledge and experience over a complete range of employment law issues. We are renowned for our friendly and pragmatic approach.

Employment Bulletins

To view any of our recent bulletins please click on the date below.

25/09/2018 - Notice: will it always be regarded as resignation?

18/09/2018 - What job do you do? I send emails…

11/09/2018 - Turbulence with British Airways Data Breach

04/09/2018 - Tick Tock: Acas Guidance on Overtime

28/08/2018 - Grievance and Disciplinary Hearings – the right to be accompanied

23/08/2018 - The Second Coming of Eweida – the Reward of success being Victimisation?

14/08/2018 - Why an appeal should be appealing

07/08/2018 - UK employment law after Brexit

31/07/2018 - Sleeping on the job - Is this the end of entitlement to National Minimum Wage for “Sleep-in shifts”?

24/07/2018 - Umbrella Companies

You can view all of our past bulletins here.

You can sign up to our employment bulletins here. 

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Finally an end to the gig-economy worker conundrum?

Wednesday June 13 2018

The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Pimlico Plumbers and another v Gary Smith could spell an end to gig-economy ‘jobs loophole’ being used to avoid worker status. The Supreme Court’s dismissal of Pimlico’s recent appeal has confirmed that their workers are … Continue reading

How to Suspend an Employee Lawfully

Tuesday December 05 2017

Often seen as a protective measure, suspension is primarily used by employers to carry out investigations into allegations of misconduct in instances where the employee’s continued presence may impede those investigations or pose a risk to the interests of the … Continue reading

Sleeping on the Job: Government suspends National Minimum Wage enforcement for Sleep-in pay in the Social Care Sector

Monday October 02 2017

On 26 July 2017 the Government announced that it had temporarily suspended enforcement activity and that it was officially waiving historic financial penalties owed by employers who have underpaid their workers for overnight sleep-in shifts before this date.  It has … Continue reading

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Chris Allen
Chris Allen
Managing Partner
0113 227 9228
Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly
0113 227 9249
Richard Parr
Richard Parr
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Tom Moyes
Tom Moyes
0113 227 9238
Euan Lawrence
Euan Lawrence
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Iain Jenkins
Iain Jenkins
Employment Director
0113 227 9308
David Ward
David Ward
0113 227 9262
James Farad
James Farad
0113 227 9245
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