Any form of unlawful treatment or the threat of losing your job can be very stressful for you and your family. It can, however, be managed and overcome. We have considerable experience in protecting your interests and can guide you every step of the way. If you have an employment query or issue, get in touch today.
We can advise on the following employment law matters:
Should you have a complaint against your employer, rather than go to a tribunal, your employer may consent to an alternative arrangement, usually including financial payments, to handle your disagreement. Any agreement you come to will mean that you cannot make a claim in a tribunal court for the same issue, so it is important to get legal advice before signing anything.
You may find yourself needing help with a tribunal for constructive dismissal if your employer made changes to your contract that forced you to resign or if you’re being bullied or feel threatened. Before resigning, you may wish to seek legal advice to make sure this is the best course of action.
If your contract has been terminated – with or without notice – and the employer has not provided a reason which is considered ‘fair’ for your dismissal (such as poor performance or lots of sick leave, misconduct, you can no longer work in the UK or your role is redundant) you may be eligible for unfair dismissal. This will be, for example, if you have been dismissed because you are pregnant or on maternity leave, have requested your legal rights at work (like minimum wage), were a part of a trade union activity, made a report against your employer (for example for something they have done or for a health and safety incident), or you are a particular sex, religion, race, sexual orientation or disabled.
If you are dismissed in a way that breaches your contract, this will be wrongful dismissal. This is most common when an employee is dismissed without notice or insufficient notice, as laid out in the contract of employment.
Redundancy usually occurs when your job can no longer be afforded or is no longer needed. If you are in a pool for redundancy or you are made redundant and you feel that you have been discriminated against, you should review who else is in the pool (or not in the pool) to see if there are common themes e.g. most are pregnant or of a particular race, age or sex.
As mentioned above, discrimination is when you are singled out for being a certain sex, religion, race, age, being pregnant, on maternity or paternity leave, disabled or due to your sexual orientation. This is not an exhaustive list of all the types of discrimination, just for a guideline. This can include being made redundant, dismissed, or workplace bullying and harassment.
Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures
If you have been given a disciplinary or need to submit a grievance and need advice on how to proceed from this point to move forward or you have been treated unfairly as a result of this, we can help you to find a resolution to these issues.
Contracts of Employment
If you have any queries or questions about a current or proposed contract of employment and need further guidance on what this will mean for you and your options, we can go through this with you to help you layout an appropriate course of action.
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