Employment Law for Employers

Our Employment Group is the longest established specialist team in Scotland.

We are known for using our practical and effective approach to find solutions for our clients.  In an area of law that continually evolves, our team of accredited specialists works to ensure our proactive advice is tailored for our clients’ strategic needs.

Our approachable team has an unrivalled reputation for representing clients and has been praised for its “partner-led advocacy” in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Working hand in hand with our clients ensures we are able to deliver the best possible responsive service.  Our in-house training delivers key updates in an interactive and practical way.

Our Services

We can provide advice on all areas of employment law including:

  • Employment Tribunal Advocacy and EAT Claims
  • TUPE & organisational restructures
  • Redundancy and/or Re-organisation
  • Pay and Remuneration; including equal pay and holiday pay
  • Business immigration
  • Equality and avoiding workplace discrimination
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Settlement agreements
  • Collective bargaining
  • Employee relations
  • Discipline and grievance
  • Working time
  • Whistle blowing
  • Employment and worker status
  • Service Agreements, contracts and policies
  • Industrial relations
Our Experience

We work for some of the best known employers in the country including national PLCs and utilities companies, large charities and 9 local authorities. We advise clients across a wide range of sectors including major national utilities, engineering, manufacturing, construction, food and drink, education, local authorities, charities, financial institutions and professional bodies. You can therefore be confident that we will be able to understand your issues, anticipate any problems and provide the best possible outcome for our clients.

Our specialists within the Employment Law Group have decades of combined experience in advising employers on employment and business immigration matters.


Employment law is fast paced and constantly evolving. With that in mind it is vital to keeping up to date with new requirements and procedures. We provide legal training sessions which can be tailored to suit you and your organisation.

Topics we cover include:

  • Family friendly employment rights
  • Equality and diversity training
  • Disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Transfers and redundancies/re-organisation
  • Performance management
  • Absence management – sickness absence 

For more information please visit our Legal Training page. 

  • "The team has excellent knowledge, is experienced and has a really well-rounded approach to client service and care."

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  • "The group is 'well respected, efficient and organised'."

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  • "The firm is very efficient, gives clear, concise advice and responds in a timely manner."

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  • "They are very down-to-earth, very approachable, they give straightforward advice and are solutions-focused."

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  • "Their particular strengths are their approachability, professionalism and industry knowledge."

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  • "They're very responsive and thorough, and build a good rapport with clients."

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Charities & Third Sector

MacRoberts is a leading adviser to charities, the third sector and social enterprise in Scotland and we have a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing the sector.

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