Monthly Archives: November 2019

What we do

At FG Solicitors we generally partner with employers to manage the employment relationship. As a result of years of experience we have developed a unique insight into all the component parts of the employer/employee relationship.
The current climate, however, appears to be one of uncertainty, with regular reports of well-known high street names and brands downsizing significantly or ceasing to trade. This has led to an erosion of confidence generally within the business community.
For some employers, this means a realignment/restructure/reorganisation of the workforce in line with revised corporate objectives.
For others, downsizing is a corporate necessity.
In these situations, where FGS is not acting for the employer, we have the expertise to provide a support service to represent employees on a collective and individual basis in a structured way, which gives the following benefits to the employer:
– We can minimise the disruption to the daily operations of the business and the employees by attending on site and liaising face to face with the potentially affected employees or their elected representatives.
– This is a time and cost effective solution as it can dispense with the need for employees to take time off to seek advice and sign documents
– We can reduce cost by forward planning and liaising with the company’s legal advisers;
– Advise employees collectively on any settlement agreements thereby saving the employer costs at a time when preserving cash is critical
– There will be consistency and certainty of approach as we will be involved from the inception of the process and will be the focal point for employees or their representatives.
– The company will be offering a choice to the employees with FGS giving independent advice to them and this will help to underline the company’s commitment to its pastoral care obligation in the most challenging of circumstances for the employer and the employees.