Employment law in Hull


Hull is a busy port city which handles over 13 million tonnes of cargo each year.

In 2008, the city’s port operations employed an estimated 5,000 people and a further 18,000 people were employed as a direct result of the port’s activities.

The city’s port operations also include a passenger ferry service which provides services to continental Europe. In addition the city’s employment is benefited by having large companies such as BP and Seven Seas based there.

Although Hull is a busy employment hub changing economic circumstances mean that industry based in the city might at some stage not benefit from the same level of demand for goods as once experienced, and employment is affected in this situation.

When this happens solicitors dealing with employment law in Hull have to be instructed to help people.

In these uncertain times it is crucial that you are certain about your employment rights and if you have an employment query then we can transfer you to a local employment law solicitor in Hull.


Redundancy is a form a dismissal of an employee and will occur due to one of the following: 

  • The closure of the business
  • The closure of the workplace
  • A decrease in the need for employees

In other words your job must have disappeared and is no longer a required role for you to be made redundant.

It is possible for someone else’s job to have disappeared and for them to move into your job, making you redundant.

This is a valid redundancy known as ‘bumping’, but an employer will still need to show that there is a genuine reason for redundancy.

If you have a redundancy matter you would like to discuss with an employment law solicitor in Hull then Contract Law can transfer you to an experienced solicitor who can answer the questions you have.

If you would like help finding recommended employment law solicitors local to Hull, Contact Law can put you in touch with a firm we work with free of charge. So, if you have any questions please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

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