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Health & Safety
Health and safety is often given a bad press in the Media. It is however a fundamentally important area of protection for employees in (and often outside) the workplace.
Employment law reflects this importance, imposing severe civil and criminal punishments on businesses who fail to ensure the health and safety of its workforce and others such as visitors.
At Hewitsons, we advise businesses who have received Improvement and Prohibition Notices from enforcement agencies such as the Health and Safety Executive and Local Authorities, as well as businesses who receive invitations from these agencies for PACE Act interviews under caution.
Our employment lawyers also advise employers on claims brought by injured or ill employees and former employees, such as unfair and constructive unfair dismissal, as well as the procedures to follow when addressing the long term absences of employees who may have been made ill or been injured at the workplace.
"Valerie was absolutely fantastic in her legal strategy & planning & response times with opposing counsel which was the Chairman of the other firm. When this Chairman was not responsive on many occasions - Valerie kept her cool and responded back in an extremely cool & logical manner. I could not have asked for better counsel in my situation as she reacted extremely well in my case against an opposing legal entity that represented a very large Italian EPC company. This case was settled quickly and amicably by her"