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Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

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13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Immigration changes – The impact on rural businesses

By Fraser Vandal

Fraser Vandal discusses changes to the UK's work visa rules and how these changes will impact rural businesses.

13 May 2024 | Time to read: 5 mins

Long awaited Housing Bill introduced to Scottish Parliament

By Stephen Gamba

The long- awaited Housing (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 26 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced March 2024

By Robert Scott-Dempster

An overview of the content in Part 1 & 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament on 13 March 2024.

05 April 2024 | Time to read: 3 mins

Gillespie Macandrew announced as Great Glen 2024 sponsor

By Lois Newton

Gillespie Macandrew is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2024.

Employment Law for Employees

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Our employment lawyers support individual employees on a day-to-day basis in navigating workplace issues they face, and we recognise that work-related problems can have a significant effect on your life.  We pride ourselves on providing clear, swift and cost-effective advice and achieving the best possible outcome for you.

Our experience includes advising on:

  • Protected conversations and settlement agreements
  • Your contract of employment and/or related policies
  • Raising a grievance
  • Sickness absence, performance or misconduct issues
  • Workplace harassment or discrimination
  • Stress at work and bullying
  • Redundancy
  • Family friendly and flexible working rights
  • TUPE transfers – when your employment is transferred to another employer
  • Asserting claims against your employer, including for unfair dismissal

Contract reviews and restrictive covenants

Our team is skilled and experienced in supporting individuals in navigating the complexities of employment law contracts. We are frequently instructed to review contracts of employment and consultancy agreements and will help you by highlighting any potential ‘red flags’, advising on remuneration packages and negotiating any recommended variations. Often employment contracts contain clauses which seek to restrict or prohibit your professional activity on departure.  We can offer advice on the enforceability of these types of provisions and can represent you in any court action raised by your ex-employer in this regard.

Exits and settlement agreements

We have considerable experience negotiating and advising on complex executive departures in the public and private sector, and advise on settlement agreements daily.  If you would like to discuss your exit strategy, please get in touch with one of our team.

Disputes with your employer

Individuals often contact us seeking advice on their rights, including where they feel they have been unfairly dismissed.  We provide clear and practical advice as to what claims you might have, how much compensation you might receive and how much a court or tribunal action might cost.  Our team includes trained mediators skilled in employment matters, so we can provide expert advice on alternative ways of resolving your dispute.

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