A guide to UK employment law

​Our UK employment law guide takes you through the key legal issues arising in the UK in relation to the employment relationship and explains some of the key risks to be aware of under UK law

23 May 2019

Our UK employment law guide takes you through the key legal issues arising in the UK in relation to the employment relationship and explains some of the key risks to be aware of under UK law, when they might arise, and some of the practical issues involved in addressing them.

Working closely with our clients to understand the outcomes they want to achieve, Burges Salmon’s employment team advises on all areas of employment work. This includes strategic and complex project work, for example business restructurings and executive terminations, through to day to day advice on employment contracts and policies, performance and absence management and disciplinary and grievance procedures. We also handle the full range of employment tribunal claims, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and TUPE claims as well as dealing with High Court litigation.

In the guide, we start with recruitment before looking at the importance of employment contracts and what rights employees have in the UK. It then considers the policies which an employer should consider having in place and how employees are protected when their employment transfers to a new employer under the TUPE Regulations. Finally, the guide covers dismissals and the procedure which employers should follow to avoid having a claim brought against them following the end of the employment contract.

A guide to UK employment law, (pdf, 0.85MB)

Key contact

Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin Partner

  • Head of Employment
  • TUPE: Business Transfers and Outsourcing
  • Restructuring and Redundancy

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