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Employment law is complex, fast moving and ever changing. Our niche employment team advises and supports employer and employee clients on matters ranging from unfair dismissal to discrimination. Our team provides straightforward, client friendly advice in an approachable and down to earth manner, quickly assessing your prospects of success and likely exposure to costs.

Our employment law team can assist you with:

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts of employment confidentiality clauses and restrictive covenants,
  • Providing advice on breach of employment contracts, wrongful dismissal, and actions for damages
  • Protecting confidential information, data protection, enforcing restrictive covenants, and seeking interdict and damages for breach of post termination covenants
  • Providing advice on how to manage an employee’s exit from a business acting either for companies or the executives on the terms of settlement agreements, avoiding reputational damage and maintaining confidentiality, the financial package and including or removing post termination restrictions.
  • Providing advice on disciplinary issues including investigations, suspension, framing allegations, conducting the hearing, drafting outcome findings, warnings, gross misconduct and grounds for summary dismissal, and the appeal process.
  • Providing advice on taking or dealing with a grievance, including the investigation, meeting drafting outcomes and the appeal process.
  • Restructuring, redundancy and consultation to avoid protective awards, but also advice on protective awards where there has been a breach of the consultation requirements.
  • Performance management and absence management, investigations, and consultations about fitness for work, disability discrimination including the duty to consider and make reasonable adjustments.
  • Pursuing and defending unfair dismissal claims (including a number of complex constructive dismissal claims), discrimination claims, wages claims, holiday pay claims (including agricultural wages claims), whistleblowing claims.
  • Drafting and advising on family friendly policies, maternity, paternity leave, parental leave and data protection policies, social media policies, disciplinary and grievance policies


  • Amanda Buchanan
    Amanda Buchanan
    Legal Director