Employment Law for Employees
Understanding your rights as an employee can be confusing as employment law can change frequently. We can provide you with expert, up to date advice on your employment.
Employment law and rights are often confusing for employees because of frequent changes. Up-to-date advice from our employment lawyers will help you understand your rights as an employee.
We pride ourselves on our friendly, approachable way of working – one that our established clients have come to appreciate and find very reassuring. We provide an efficient, convenient service and welcome meetings over the telephone or via Skype.
The team is headed by Michael Scutt who has in depth experience of acting for claimants and respondents/defendents in the High Court, County Courts and Employment Tribunals. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association.
Disciplinary & Grievances for Employees
We can help you if you are facing disciplinary proceedings at work, or if you are unhappy about anything you have been affected by in the workplace and wish to lodge a grievance.
We can advise you about your rights, as well as what is tactically the best way to deal with the situation in front of you.
The law affords you special protection if you feel your employer is subjecting you to a detriment because you have made certain disclosures (whistleblowing), or treating you unfavourably because you have done anything under/by reference to discrimination legislation. We are able to fully advise you on this and help you to explore your options.
Discrimination for Employees
If you feel you have been discriminated against at work, we can advise you as to how best to deal with the situation. We can also identify your potential claims and remedies against your employer and seek the most favourable outcome for you.
There are various types of discrimination which can occur. In short, you may have a claim if you feel that you have been treated less favourably or suffered some disadvantage, if that treatment/disadvantage relates to certain “protected characteristics” which may be relevant to you.
These “protected characteristics” are age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion/belief and sexual orientation.
Discrimination is a wide and complex area of law. Should you be unsure of your position, we would encourage you to seek legal advice with us, as many situations at work can be caught under anti-discrimination laws.
We understand how distressing this can be for many employees and we always aim to deal with discrimination cases in the most sensitive way possible.
Employment Contracts for Employees
If you have been issued with a new employment contract, or have an existing one and would like advice on its terms, we can review it for you.
If you would like us to simply run through all the contractual terms with you, we can do this for a fixed fee. Please do get in touch with us if we can be of any assistance.
Employment Tribunal for Employees
We are experienced in acting for employees who wish to bring claims in relation to their employment.
We can represent you in bringing employment tribunal claims against your employer. We do however take a commercial approach to identify the best option or options for you, which may include avoiding the tribunal route and obtaining compensation by way of settlement instead. This may be to avoid the stress of litigation or where your legal costs would make it counterproductive to continue litigation.
We share your aims in conducting your litigation to get you the most favourable outcome, with the least stress possible.
Redundancy for Employees
If you find yourself in a redundancy situation at work and are unsure of your rights or where you stand, we can assist.
We are able to discuss with you any concerns you may have surrounding the redundancy process and can advise whether you are being treated fairly. With your objectives in mind, we can navigate you towards your desired outcome as far as possible.
We regularly advise employees on the terms and effect of settlement agreements being offered to them, as their independent legal adviser.
We will ensure that you are happy with what is being offered and, if you wish, we can negotiate the terms of your settlement agreement with your employer.
We are generally able to see clients at short notice. If you are not local to our firm or are not able to come in for an appointment, we can conduct your appointment over the telephone or Skype.
This firm provides a full service to both employers and employees in employment tribunal and court disputes. We have experience over the years of representing both in many different types of employment tribunal claims, including unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and discrimination cases.
Unfair Dismissal for Employees
If you feel that your employment has been ended unfairly, we are able to advise you as to whether this has any legal merit.
There are a number of different types of dismissals which, depending on the circumstances, could give rise to a claim for unfair dismissal.
We are also able to advise you on constructive dismissal – including whether you can successfully treat yourself as constructively dismissed, the burden of proof, and the mechanics of how this claim works in practice.
Get in touch with us if you would like to explore your options, including advice as to whether you would have a reasonable prospect of obtaining a sum by way of settlement.