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Employment - Employees

With employers struggling to keep abreast of ever-changing employment law, it’s a rare employee who understands all their employment rights.  On top of that, the last few years have seen it become ever more difficult for employees to exercise those rights. 

In the meantime, it’s human nature to want to get on with those around you and no-one deliberately sets out to have an awkward or acrimonious employment relationship.  But relationships do break down or come to an end for any number of reasons.  That’s when incisive but balanced advice can minimise not just any adverse financial or reputational consequences, but also the inevitable stress which accompanies uncertainty.

Mundays’ employment team provides advice to meet your personal objectives.  We’ll identify your priorities and the most appropriate course of action from a range of options that gets you from where you are to where you want to be.  By involving us at an early stage in any employment matter, we can guide you down the best pathways, pursuing what you consider to be a positive outcome, minimising risk and saving you time and expense.

Services we provide

We regularly advise individuals who are entering into contracts with their employer at the start of the relationship, particularly those for whom individual elements of their remuneration package and their ability to move on to new employment are important. At other times, we advise on and negotiate settlement agreements (previously known as compromise agreements) at the end of the relationship.

We can also help where you feel that you’ve been unfairly treated at work. You may have grounds to raise a grievance or have had a grievance raised against you. You may feel that disciplinary action being taken against you or a proposal to terminate your employment is unfair. If you have exhausted all internal company procedures, we are also able to advise you on and represent you in employment tribunal proceedings.

This is likely to involve advising you on issues including:

  • Recruitment and Employment Documentation
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Other Claims
  • Disciplinary, Capability And Grievance Issues
  • Employment Tribunal Proceedings
  • Immigration

Recent experience

Recently, we have advised:

  • Groups of employees at a number of different employers on the terms of the settlement agreements arising out of large scale reorganisations
  • Various individuals whose different employers unsuccessfully attempted to impose detrimental new terms and conditions on them
  • A consultant on the terms of a consultancy agreement between his service company and an overseas client
  • Various individuals on their post-termination restrictions, identifying which restrictions were likely to be unenforceable and successfully resisting allegations by their former employers that they had acted in breach of those restrictions
  • A pregnant individual in employment tribunal proceedings for unfair dismissal and pregnancy discrimination which were resolved to her satisfaction
  • Advising a number of senior managers on the terms of their employee shareholder agreements and all related company law issues
  • Advising the former manager of a Premier League football club on his new managerial contract and its subsequent renewal
  • Advising senior individuals at high profile sports clubs on the termination of their employment and negotiating terms of settlement
  • Advising individuals based overseas on the termination of their international assignments and negotiating settlements on their subsequent redundancies
  • Advising over 100 employees at the same employer over two years on the terms of their settlement agreements when receiving enhanced redundancy payments
  • Advising a group of pilots on their successful challenge to a proposal to re-base them overseas
  • Acting for a number of high level executives, providing appropriate advice to enable employees to exit route with substantial termination packages, this can often be related to their shareholdings or directorships, both of which require more tactical and strategic advice.

What others say about us


Practice head Andrew Knorpel ‘is always very clear and concise’ and ‘does not sit on the fence with his opinion’; he advises aviation clients on a range of employment matters including restructurings and outsourcing issues. Also recommended is Fiona McAllister, who handles restrictive covenant and strategic exit issues.

The Legal 500 UK 2017


Mundays LLP's team offers expertise in contentious and non-contentious employment law to a varied client base, including regional and national businesses, high net worth individuals and other employees. Experienced in handling multi-jurisdictional employment matters, and has particular experience in the areas of aviation and healthcare.

Chambers & Partners 2017

Quick Contact

Andrew Knorpel

Partner (Head of Employment)

Tel: +44 (0)1932 590673
andrew.knorpel@mundays.co.uk


Fiona McAllister

Partner

Tel: +44 (0)1932 590566
fiona.mcallister@mundays.co.uk


Sophie Banks

Solicitor

Tel: +44 (0)1932 590581
sophie.banks@mundays.co.uk