Recruitment Advice

The aim of a successful recruitment process is to obtain the best person for the job and to ensure a diverse work environment free from discrimination.

From the moment a prospective employee submits an application for employment they have the right not to be subject to unfavourable treatment by the employer in respect of that application.

Unsuccessful applicants during an interview process have three months less one day from the date of the rejection to bring a claim in the employment tribunal if they feel they have been discriminated against on one or more on the grounds know an protected characteristics.

Our employment & HR specialists can support your businesses recruitment process to ensure that you are fully compliant with the employment laws in relation to recruitment, offering advice, guidance and training to yourself or your team.

Free employment law clinic for businesses

Every Monday we run an ‘online employment law clinic’ for small businesses in South Yorkshire. If you have a question regarding employment law within your business email [email protected] on a Monday between 9am – 4pm and one of our employment experts will respond to you on the same day.

The Employment for Businesses team

Our Employment team, is renowned for its no-nonsense, energetic and pragmatic approach. Its success isn’t just down to its extensive knowledge of the law, it’s also the way we pride ourselves on putting our client first, getting to know you and understanding what you want to achieve. To get the best results for you and achieve commercially sensible outcomes it is essential that we understand your business.

The team is highly regarded, with recommendations from many clients. The professional guide, Legal 500, also ranks Howells employment team highly in Sheffield and South Yorkshire;

Legal 500 2018

"The 'friendly and approachable' employment team at Howells is known primarily for its representation of employees in tribunal claims. Clare Fowler and Tom Bernard jointly head the team, which is supported by head of civil litigation Graham Hogarth. Fowler has particular experience delivering discrimination advice, while Bernard is recommended for his 'balanced advice, thorough and clear communication' in relation to claims. The team has recently handled disability discrimination claims, in addition to unfair dismissal claims under TUPE. The practice also has experience acting for SMEs, including advising one employer on a complex redundancy matter."

Tom Bernard
Senior Solicitor
0114 249 6640
Solicitor Clare Fowler
Clare Fowler
Head of Employment & Discrimination
0114 249 6644
Patrick Macken
Paralegal
0114 249 6669