Employment Law

Employment Law

Employment Law Services for Employees

If you are having problems at work, it can be a stressful and daunting process attempting to deal with them yourself, especially if you are facing dismissal or redundancy.

We can help you and offer advice on any issue relating to your employment or engagement with a business. We can offer you guidance on a wide range of issues including:

  • Your employment rights including maternity and paternity rights, equal pay, flexible working and retirement

  • Potential claims arising out of employment or its termination – including unfair dismissal, breach of contract, whistle-blowing and discrimination.

  • Redundancy.

  • Advice on settlement agreements. These are binding agreements whereby an employee who is leaving agrees to accept a lump sum in full and final settlement of all employment claims. We will always check your agreement carefully and give you clear and understandable advice as to your options

  • Reviewing and negotiating terms of Directors service agreements and Consultancy Agreements

  • Negotiating terms for exit from a business.

  • Claims for Unfair Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal and Wrongful dismissal.

  • Advice on how to pursue a grievance against your employer.

  • Advice upon disciplinary proceedings and how to defend yourself at a disciplinary hearing.

  • How to appeal against a decision made by your employer.

  • Your rights and what to do if you are the victim of unlawful discrimination or harassment because of your gender, age, disability, personal orientation (LBGT), personal faith or belief, or ethnic origin. These are called protected characteristics. The law also protects you from both direct and indirect discrimination, associative discrimination (for example, if you the carer of a disabled person) and perceptive discrimination (this is where you are treated less favourably because you are perceived to have a protected characteristic even if you do not in fact possess that characteristic). You do not have to be an actual employee to enjoy protection under the Equality Act. It protects job applicants and agency workers. Negotiating a settlement with ACAS.

  • Representing you at the Employment Tribunal.

We can offer you a free initial half hour meeting at which we will give you an honest and sympathetic assessment of your claim and your prospects of successful redress.

We will also advise upon the likely costs involved

Remember that for most employment tribunal claims you only have three months to bring your claim.
For more information please ask to speak to a member of our Employment Law team.

If you would like to arrange an entirely free, no obligation appointment for us to visit your company and discuss your requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us.