Service agreements/Contract of employment
If you have a problem with your contract of employment or service agreement, the first step is to try and solve the problem with your employer informally. If this doesn't work and you need legal advice, please get in touch. We regularly draft and advise on service agreements for companies and individuals at all levels, so please get in touch if we can help you or your business.
We regularly act for individuals exiting a business who have restrictive covenants and want advice on what they can and can't do for their new employer. We also advise businesses who have the benefit of restrictive covenants in relation to staff who have left who want to look to enforce those restrictions but also defending their new employers against allegations of assisting or inducing a new employee to breach their restrictive covenants.
Early advice should be obtained on any restrictive covenant matter as the loss of business for a business who have lost a key employee or are being sued for helping an employee breach their restrictive covenants, can be significant.
Negotiating an exit with your employer
If there has been no wrongdoing on the part of your employer, it may well be that if you want to leave their employment you simply give the required notice under your contract of employment and leave. If however you believe that you have been wronged in any way, we can advise you on how best to tackle your exit from the business which may include additional compensation for the treatment you have received.
For example, it may be that your employer has discriminated against you because of your race or sex in relation to internal promotions. In this case, it may well be that your employer would rather negotiate an enhanced severance package with you rather than defend Tribunal proceedings.
If you believe you are in this situation, we strongly recommend that you speak to us as soon as possible so that we can try and negotiate the best exit for you.