For most of us, work is key to our sense of identity and self worth. If things go wrong, it can have a devastating effect on us both financially and emotionally. We have helped many people by giving realistic, practical and jargon-free advice to get the best result for you.
We can help you in many areas of employment law.
People often feel forced to seek employment law advice when they are least able to afford it. We try to offer a range of options to make effective legal advice and representation accessible. We will give a clear estimate of costs before undertaking work and can agree a cap on costs. We always consider initial enquiries by telephone free of charge.
Most people will experience redundancy at some point in their working life. We have helped many people through this difficult period. We have also developed a Statutory Redundancy Payment Calculator tool which tells you a) what your statutory redundancy payment would be b) your statutory entitlement to notice, and c) what you might recover if your dismissal was unfair.
You may have been unfairly dismissed for supposed misconduct, or dismissed for alleged poor performance. You may have been forced to resign. We will give you practical, realistic advice on the value and merits of your claim and take the claim all the way to a Tribunal hearing if settlement is not possible.
We can advise you on how best to present your case at disciplinary or grievance hearings.
If your employer is working you like a slave, or failing to give you paid holiday, they may be in breach of the Working Time Regulations.
Discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religious belief is unlawful and can have a devastating effect on the victim. Few employers ever admit to discrimination or harassment and some will do it unwittingly. We have substantial experience in all types of discrimination claims and are skilled at presenting Tribunal claims.
If you are a mother-to-be or have given birth, we can intervene when your health and safety has been threatened, or your employment put at risk and can clarify what your legal rights are. There is now the right to paternity leave, unpaid parental leave and unpaid time off to deal with family emergencies. We can advise you on these rights and how to apply them.
If your boss has docked your pay without your written consent, or failed to pay you for accrued holiday, you may be able to claim ‘unlawful deduction of wages’. We can help stop this happening or bring a claim to recover the money docked.
We can help you to stop it happening, or if things have gone too far, we can seek a negotiated severance for you.
Parents with children under the age of six and disabled children have the legal right to request flexible working. We can help you assert this right.
Are you a whistle blower? You may become aware that something illegal, unlawful or unethical is going on in your organisation. We will advise you what to do about it and act for you if you suffer a detriment as a result of making a protected disclosure.
Don’t forget, most claims must generally be received by the Employment Tribunal no later than three months from the date of the last act complained of. You should now normally make use of internal procedures before bringing a claim in the Tribunal.
Sometimes disputes regarding discretionary bonuses can arise, especially if you are leaving your job whether by resignation or redundancy, and frequently a problem for people working in investment banks in the city of London.
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