The rights and obligations of both employer and employee are enshrined in law. However, when the relationship breaks down or actions are taken outside the law, experienced legal representation can make a difference in the outcome. Whether you are employed full or part-time, on a zero-hour contract, a contractor, or self-employed, you will have certain rights that need to be protected. We can help you ascertain and protect those rights. Our legal team can help support you in the following areas:
Have you been forced to leave your job through no fault of your own? If your employer has made your position untenable through withholding pay, demoting you without cause, harassment or bullying, you could have a case for constructive dismissal. We can work with you to prove your case and ensure you receive appropriate compensation for your experiences. If you are an employer that has been accused of behaviour that has led to constructive dismissal, we can work with you to defend your position.
Contractual disputes usually occur when one party does not complete their obligations under a contract. Where this happens, the working relationship breaks down. We can provide mediation services to help deal with the issue at hand. Where common ground cannot be found, we can offer representation and help you get a fair settlement, compensation or get the matter resolved and put right.
Disciplinary & Grievance Matters
The early stages of disciplinary action are usually taken in-house by the organisation, and often nothing further is required. However, in some cases, the matter does need to be referred further up the disciplinary process. When this happens, you may want legal representation to ensure that all steps taken fall fully under current employment law. Similarly, if you have raised a grievance with your employer that is not being actioned or taken seriously, we can help.
Discrimination/Equality Act Claims
If you have been the victim of discrimination at work or your employer is acting contrary to the Equality Act 2010, we can help. We can provide legal advice and guidance, take you through the process of proving your claim and ensure the best possible outcome for you. If you are an employer who has been accused of discrimination, we will work with you to determine your best course of action and find a suitable resolution for all involved.
Employee vs Contractor Disputes
Are you an employee or a contractor? Are you disputing your working status as it does not fit the terms and conditions under which you are working? We have an in-depth knowledge of employment law and can provide advice and guidance on this and many other employment law areas. We can also support employers, ensuring that you are correctly employing individuals and that your contracts are legal, fair, and binding.
Employment Tribunal Representation
While you do not need legal representation at an employment tribunal, it can help if you have someone on your side that knows the intricacies of employment law. If you do not have a Union to present your case, we can provide the support and representation you need to ensure a fair hearing and improve your changes of the right outcome.
If you have been made redundant and believe the reason for your selection was unfair, we can look into the matter and ensure that you have the representation you need for a fair outcome.
Do you need legal advice on a redundancy package? Or to negotiate for a better redundancy settlement? We can provide the legal support and guidance you require to ensure a fairer outcome.
If you have been unfairly dismissed from your job, your Union should be one of the first places you turn. However, if they cannot offer legal support or you are not part of a Union, we are here to help. We can investigate the process that led to your dismissal, check its validity, represent your interests and ensure a fair settlement and outcome for the stress and damage caused.
There are times when companies, employers, and officials undertake actions or agreements that are far from lawful. When you are aware of these issues, you face an impossible decision about what to do next. Whether you confront them or take your concerns higher or to the authorities, you need to know that someone can represent your interests. We can do just that, ensuring that your concerns see the light of day and that your position is protected or that you are suitably compensated if you are forced to leave.