Hewitt & Gilpin Solicitors

Legal Excellence since 1929

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Hewitt & Gilpin are active in the field of employment law. We have considerable experience in appearing at the Industrial Tribunal and, where appropriate, the High Court on behalf of both employers and employees. Our commercial practice also means that we have substantial experience in dealing with transfer of undertakings or ‘TUPE’ Regulations – a prerequisite in handling mergers and acquisitions work as well as dealing with claims arising from industrial accidents. Our team of Employment Solicitors therefore work closely with our Business Services team so that we can provide our clients with a composite service.

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“People Power is Northern Ireland’s biggest field marketing company. Employment legislation is changing all the time and as a ‘people’ business we have to keep on top of legal developments if we want to compete effectively in the marketplace. Employment law can be a minefield and Hewitt & Gilpin has helped protect our business and the rights of our 400 full time, part time and seasonal staff for many years.”

Lynne Doherty, MD, People Power Contracts

We advise both employees and employers on:

  • Unfair and constructive dismissal 
  • Breach of contract
  • Claims arising from unlawful discrimination including sex and marital status age, disability, racial, religious and political belief and sexual orientation 
  • Unlawful deduction from wages claims
  • Claims involving the rights of part time and fixed term employees
  • Equal pay cases and pension claims
  • Work related stress claims
  • Employer liability claims

In addition we have experience in dealing with large group action trade union claims and have advised in relation to agency worker issues.

We also provide legal advice and services in relation to:

  • All aspects of the employment contract including drafting, restrictive covenants, policy and staff handbooks
  • Equality and fair employment 
  • Handling of grievance procedures and other workplace investigations 
  • Performance management, absence and misconduct
  • Redundancy and changes to terms and conditions of employment including consultation and staff entitlements
  • Drafting severance and compromise agreements
  • The Data Protection Act 1998 and its implications for employers

As well as training on a wide range of employment issues for our clients.

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