Employer HR Services
Abel-Brown provides practical and creative solutions to employers' problems. Our approach is no-nonsense; giving commercial advice, working always on the basis that "prevention is better than cure" to provide strategies and solutions. Getting the law right is only part of the answer. We get to know you and your business and remain sensitive to your objectives and requirements. Our advice is unstuffy and pragmatic.
The employment relationship is complicated by ever changing legislation and case law. Your workforce is a major asset but has the potential to be your greatest liability. It is therefore crucial that employers are aware of their obligations; this is where good employment advice is worth it's weight in gold. The team at Abel-Brown has a flexible and pragmatic approach and is committed to helping businesses implement policies and procedures to ensure that the employment relationship runs smoothly. We also ensure that you are kept fully updated on a rapidly changing area of the law.
Disputes can be expensive, both in terms of tribunal awards, in terms of the management costs involved in defending claims, and in terms of a de-motivated workforce. We pride ourselves in ensuring that our clients rarely appear in tribunals. Best practice employment policies mean peace of mind for you as an employer and a happy and productive workforce that stays with your organisation longer.
Contact us for:

Strategic Advice on specific areas of law, including:
  • Disciplinary, grievance and dismissal procedures
  • Sex, race, disability, age, and religious discrimination
  • Working time Directive
  • Business Transactions and "TUPE"
  • Data Protection
Support and effective advice in disputes, handling Employment Tribunal and court actions on your behalf
Advice and support on termination of employment including:
  • Negotiation and settlement of severance packages
  • Redundancy programmes
  • Compromise agreements
Drafting policies and procedures, including:
  • Contracts of employment
  • Service agreements
  • Staff handbooks
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Family friendly policies

Our training programme is designed to educate on key topics and pitfalls in employment law. Managers throughout the organisation often have day to day responsibility for staff, sometimes with little or no knowledge of employment law. Costly mistakes can therefore be made. Our training programmes are tailored to your company, and are fun; we provide practical and interactive courses which ensure that learning points are related to situations which you will come across in day to day business.
Directors also find our courses invaluable - offering an insight into the complexities of employment law, helping them to understand why policies and procedures are so important.
Recent topics include:
  • Managing Absence
  • Essential Employment law
  • Workforce Discipline