Employment Law Solicitors (for Businesses)
Workplace relationships may break down or perhaps you face the risk of being dismissed. If you’re involved in a dispute at work, we can provide advice.
We are here to help you deal with a wide range of employment issues and provide advice on everything from employment contracts to unfair dismissal.
When you’re facing problems at work, you will have various questions and be concerned about your job security and employment rights. We will advise you on your options clearly and simply. We’ll explain what rights you have as an employee and help you plan the best route forward to manage your particular situation.
We can advise you on:
Wrongful dismissal/Notice Issues
Disciplinary and grievance procedures
Discrimination –age, disability (including Reasonable Adjustments), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation
Maternity, paternity and parental leave
Flexible working requests
Whistleblowing and making Protected Disclosures
Working time issues including rest breaks and holiday rights
Contracts including Restrictive Covenants
Unfair treatment at work
If you have been treated unfairly at work, particularly if you have been unfairly dismissed, you have just three months from the last day of your employment to make a claim.
You should therefore get in touch as soon as possible.
We have a great deal of experience in dealing with the problems you may be facing. We will provide friendly, straightforward advice and the best course of action for you to take.
Discrimination at Work
Being treated unfairly is unpleasant and upsetting. We will support you to gain fair treatment or make a claim in the Employment Tribunal.
Discrimination at work can be on grounds of age, disability (including Reasonable Adjustments), gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, gender, sex or sexual orientation
Before proceeding to bringing a claim, there are other procedures to explore with you.
Maternity, Paternity and Other Leave
Mothers and fathers of biological and adopted children have rights to take family leave to take care of their children.
Those rights relate to Maternity Leave of up to one year, Paternity Leave of two weeks, and shared Parental Leave that can be shared.
All female employees qualify for Maternity Leave in some capacity. Other leave is subject to qualifying periods.
If your employer is making redundancies we can advise on both the fairness of any process and your financial entitlements.
If you are treated unfairly, then it may make the redundancy an unfair dismissal. You only have three months from the end of your employment to claim for unfair dismissal so should take advice as soon as possible.
When your employment ends, it can sometimes involve a Settlement Agreement (previously known as a Compromise Agreement). You may want to seek advice because you have already been offere such an agreement, or for us to negotiate terms on your behalf.
In return for a payment in the agreement, you agree to waive all claims you may have. It is for this reason, that in law, you are required to obtain independent legal advice and your employer will often contribute to the cost of that advice.