Working life can be very tough sometimes. Going through a disciplinary process; being made redundant; being the victim of bullying or discrimination – all can lead to a very stressful time for you and your loved ones.
That’s where our expert team of employment law experts comes in. We have many years’ experience providing legal advice for employees, advising people of their employment rights as well as looking at tactical ways of managing a tricky situation.
We are here to help and guide you through these difficult periods to find the best outcome for you. We advise individuals who work in a variety of different sectors on all aspects of their employment rights.
We can help with:
There are many things to consider when seeking advice on a settlement agreement, but the main condition is that employees must always receive independent legal advice during the process. Our team can help you negotiate a settlement agreement, as well as advising you on the long-term consequences of signing one.
If your employer is considering taking disciplinary action against you, we can help guide you through the often complex disciplinary procedure, ensuring you receive a fair disciplinary hearing and advising you on your right to appeal against any disciplinary action.
Raising a grievance at work
If you’ve unsuccessfully tried solving a problem or concern at work through informal means, we can help you make a formal grievance complaint in writing while adhering to the Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures.
Making a compensation claim to an employment tribunal is a delicate process that must be strategically managed with care. There are a number of conditions which must be met, as well as numerous types of compensation, but we will ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve.
Unfair dismissal advice
There are generally five potential reasons for which your employer can dismiss you fairly. If you have been dismissed for anything other than these five reasons, or following an unfair procedure, then you may be eligible to take legal action against your employer. See our advice on unfair dismissal below for more information.
There are moments when you voluntarily leave your job because you feel you can no longer be expected to work there. In these moments, we can help you to draft your letter of resignation and grievance making sure you cover all the necessary elements, and we can also help you with your claim.
There are nine categories of individual who are protected from unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. If you fall under any of these categories, please contact our experts for confidential advice on how you can put a grievance together or to decide whether you might have a claim.
Workplace bullying and harassment
If you are being bullied or harassed at work, you are entitled to report the bullying to HR or raise a formal grievance. Depending on the circumstances you might be able to make a claim. Speak to our employment law experts to find out what steps you can take if you are being bullied or harassed at work.
The way you can ‘blow the whistle’ on wrongdoing at your workplace depends on whether you feel you can tell your employer. It is important to understand the sorts of disclosures which fall within the Public Interest Disclosure Rules and the procedure you should use to make a disclosure, so be sure to contact our experts for confidential free initial advice.
Over the years we have advised many women over infringements of their rights when they have been pregnant or on maternity leave. If you feel you are being discriminated against because of being pregnant or on maternity leave, be sure to take expert legal advice as the way in which you handle things could affect the outcome.
Secondments can bring huge benefits to both employer and employee alike, provided they are undertaken correctly. If you are interested in undertaking a secondment arrangement in your business or organisation, discover what some of the main questions you should be asking yourself are below.
If you know you will be leaving a company and you have restrictions which might affect you, we can consider your individual circumstances and ensure you understand the restrictions. If you have already left your employment and you have been contacted by your former employer alleging that you have breached your covenants, we can advise you on your next steps.
If you’re being made redundant, you might be eligible for certain rights. Our legal experts are on hand to help you appeal against unfair redundancies, take voluntary redundancy, claim redundancy pay and much more.
How much will it cost me to take legal advice?
Because we deal exclusively with employment law work, our comprehensive service comes with significantly lower overheads than traditional law firms. Our initial telephone advice will ALWAYS be free, so give us a call or view our cost options to find the right cost option for you.
For business guidance, please see our advice for businesses page.