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Stephen Britton

Sills & Betteridge LLP

Stephen is Head of Employment Law at Sills & Betteridge LLP, with whom his firm MacLaren Britton merged in 2013. He is based in Nottingham.

He is a long standing member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association and primarily advises large national employers in connection with all aspects of Employment Law and HR, and individuals who are experiencing problems in the workplace such as dismissal, redundancy, disciplinary and dispute matters.

Although Stephen has substantial experience of employment litigation, having appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Regional Offices of the Employment Tribunals throughout England and Wales, and Scotland, he also has a particular interest in complex non-contentious matters.

Stephen has been a fee paid Employment Judge since 2003 and has also acted as an Independent Adjudicator of Appeals on behalf of the Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs in connection with Gangmasters’ Licensing Appeals. Stephen combines outstanding technical expertise with a straightforward, practical and supportive manner.

Responding to discrimination questionnaires

25 January 2018
The statutory questionnaire procedure was abolished when the government decided to remove the statutory equality questionnaire process as part of its ‘red tape’ consultation back in 2014.

Employment tribunal advice for employers

29 August 2017
The Employment Tribunals are an independent judicial body established to resolve disputes between employers and employees over employment rights. The Employment tribunal will hear and make decisions about employment disputes such as unfair dismissal, discrimination, wages and redundancy payments.

Employment Tribunal proceedings for employees

14 August 2017
Expert employment solicitor Stephen Britton explains and answers some questions on Employment Tribunal proceedings for employees.

What are the reasons for automatic unfair dismissal?

07 August 2017
Automatic unfair dismissal occurs when someone is dismissed and that dismissal violates the employee’s statutory legal rights.

What is unfair dismissal?

25 July 2017
Expert employment solicitor Stephen Britton explains and answers some questions on unfair dismissal.

What are my rights working on Bank Holidays

30 May 2017
It is really up to your employer to decide whether or not you have to work on bank holidays.

What are my holiday entitlements? Ask the Expert

22 May 2017
What are your holiday entitlements? Almost all employees are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday per year (known as statutory leave entitlement or annual leave). An employer can include bank holidays as part of statutory annual leave.

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