Laura Cieplak

Laura Cieplak

Position: Associate, Employment

Office: Preston

Phone: 01254 222354

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Laura qualified as a Solicitor in March 2014.

Laura advises on all aspects of Employment Law and HR.

In particular, Laura assists clients' in bringing and defending claims for:

  • Unfair Dismissal arising out of a wide range of situations including redundancy, capability and conduct proceedings;
  • Discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
  • Wages
  • Employment rights before and after a transfer of a business i.e. TUPE Transfer;
  • 'Whistleblowing';
  • Settlement Agreements (formally known as Compromise Agreements).

Laura represents both individuals and Companies throughout proceedings from Pre-Claim Conciliation to a Final Hearing at an Employment Tribunal. This includes, amongst other things, drafting all necessary documents and negotiating settlements.

Laura delivers practical and comprehensive advice which enables her clients to deal with matters confidently and within budget.

In addition, Laura and the Employment Team provide regular training sessions to all current and prospective business clients on a wide range of Employment matters.

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