Workplace moves

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Moore Barlow provides expert guidance and support to employers during the process of relocating or restructuring a business.

We offer comprehensive advice on employment law, contracts, and negotiations to ensure a smooth transition for all parties involved in a workplace move.

  • The location of their workplace is part of your employees’ contract, so if you move your business it changes the terms of their contracts. If the contracts include a mobility clause, it may not be adequate.
  • You need to assess whether any mobility clause in their contracts is adequate, and if the move might trigger a claim for discrimination for an employee or group of employees.
  • There are many aspects of employment law to consider when you move your business, and our expert advice will help provide clarity so you can make informed decisions.
Katherine Maxwell

Katherine Maxwell

Partner | Employment

023 8071 8094

What is a workplace move?

A workplace move is a change of location for a company or a portion of the workforce. This can involve moving to a new office or relocating employees to a different branch.

The location where your staff work forms part of their contract of employment, so if your business moves, this will change the terms of their contracts.

When considering a workplace move you will need to assess how the contract terms are affected by factors such as:-

  • The distance the company intends to move;
  • How many employees will be affected;
  • The proposed timescale for the move; and
  • Practical issues for employees.

If the contracts you are using include a mobility clause, you should check whether the clause is adequate in the context of the proposed move. It is also vital to consider whether the relocation adversely affects a particular group of employees and if it might result in them bringing claims for discrimination

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Why choose our workplace move solicitors?

Our workplace move solicitors are the best choice for managing your employment relationship during a move. With years of experience and a deep understanding of employment law, we can help you navigate the legal complexities of relocating your business. From drafting contracts to negotiating with employees, we provide comprehensive support to ensure a smooth transition for you and your team. Trust us to protect your interests and minimise the risk of disputes or legal issues.

How can our workplace move solicitors help?

If you need a workplace move solicitor, we can help by providing expert advice and guidance on the legal aspects of moving your business to a new location. From reviewing lease agreements to ensuring compliance with employment laws, our team can help make the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible. We understand the complexities involved in workplace moves and are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals while minimising risk and maximising success.

With our expert employment law teams working across our offices based in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking, we’re ideally placed to offer specialist advice both locally and nationally.

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