Employment Advice for Employees

Our specialist Employment Law Solicitors provide clear and effective advice and representation to ensure that your employment rights are protected and the best outcome is achieved.

We will explain the law and your legal position clearly and concisely so that you understand your options and can make decisions about what action to take.

Whether you need help to understand your employment rights, negotiate with your employer, or bring Employment Tribunal proceedings, we can help you.

We regularly act for employees in the following areas:

  • Unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal
  • Disciplinary action and hearings
  • Raising a Grievance
  • Reviewing employment contracts and service agreements
  • Advising on the enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • Redundancy advice
  • Independent Legal Advice on Settlement Agreements
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Sickness absence
  • Breach of employment contract
  • Protected disclosure (whistleblowing) claims
  • Bullying and harassment
  • TUPE
  • Pay and benefits
  • Working time, holidays & holiday pay
  • Confidentiality
  • Data protection breaches (including GDPR)
  • Harassment & bullying
  • Maternity, flexible working and other family rights
  • Varying terms & conditions
  • Wages and deductions
  • Termination of employment

We offer tailored and cost-effective advice and will explore all funding options available to you, including a contingency fee agreement (no win, no fee), fixed fees, hourly rate and legal expenses insurance.

We also offer:

  • A free initial telephone consultation to discuss your employment issues and how we can help;
  • A fixed fee first meeting for an agreed sum;
  • A fixed fee assessment scheme to clients with potential employment tribunal claims.

Individuals should be aware that there are very strict time limits within which you must file a claim at the Employment Tribunal so we suggest contacting us without delay.

 

FAQs

How long do I have to file my claim in the Employment Tribunal?
Usually you need to file a claim for unfair dismissal within 3 months less a day of the effective date of termination (this is usually your last day at work). Usually you must file a claim for discrimination within 3 months of the act or treatment that you suffered.

Am I entitled to a written contract?
Employees are entitled to a written statement of their terms and conditions of employment after 2 months service.

How much notice should I receive
One week for each year of service, or whatever your contract stipulates

How much holiday pay should I receive?
Minimum of 5.6 weeks each year (inclusive of bank holidays)