Disputes come in all shapes and sizes, and often when you least expect them, however Blacks Solicitors’ expert Education team can assist you with any legal challenges you might face.
The application of employment law in schools and educational institutions is slightly different to other professions (specifically in relation to the academic year and holiday entitlement, safeguarding, notice periods, and references). However the education sector sadly resembles wider industry with individual employment rights not always fully respected, and HR practices not always following the letter of the law (or best practice).
Blacks’ Education team specialise in helping employees of schools and educational institutions who have experienced employment issues at work, and use their experience and skills to provide clear and practical advice, at reasonable costs.
Our team can advise on matters such as Protected Conversations that have perhaps lost their protected status (and associated Settlement Agreements), disciplinary processes which are/or have been carried out without full regard to the relevant ACAS Code of Practice, discrimination on the grounds of protected characteristics, and harassment, victimisation, and whistleblowing.
We work to achieve the best results possible for our clients, and will avoid the need to go to Court by using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including Mediation where possible. However, where we are unable to avoid Court proceedings we are experienced at representing clients in the Employment Tribunal.
In addition, our Education team draw on a broad range of skills and experience from across the Firm, so we can always find the right person to advise you with your legal needs. Some of the other ways in which we are able to assist you are listed below:
- Defamation, Privacy, Media and Reputation Management
- Family Law
- Residential Property / Conveyancing
- Residential Property Disputes
- Wills & Probate
For more information about Blacks’ services, or for a free no obligation discussion, please email or call our Education team today on 0113 207 0000.