If you believe you have been treated in an unreasonable or unfair manner in your place of work, call our helpline today to speak to a specialist employment law solicitor with no charge and no further obligation. Unfair treatment may have come at the hands of an employer, a superior or a co-worker. If the treatment was reported to the employer and no action was taken, you may have the basis for a financial compensation claim. Our solicitors are experienced in dealing with employment compensation claims and/or negotiating a settlement with an employer. Damages may be due to you in the case of hardships suffered at work because all employees should be provided a working environment free from unwarranted stress. It is best to get the advice of a solicitor experienced in employment law to put together a strong claim. There are many regulations and statutes pertaining to employment law, so a well-structured case may depend on a solicitor’s experience and ability. Policies and practices in the workplace are not always what they seem, often times there are hidden agendas at work and it is our employment law solicitors duty to dig out these crafty nuances.
Since the establishment of Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA) also called the "no win no fee" scheme we are able to provide risk free, legal representation to employees who feel they may have a compensation claim. The no win no fee; arrangement allows you to instruct an employment law solicitor to negotiate with your employer or make application to the Employment Tribunal with no up-front payment due. If we fail to get you compensation, you pay nothing.
Breach of contract applies to employers who fail in their responsibility to provide employees a workplace free from harassment and/or discrimination. If an employee resigns voluntarily, but it is actually involuntary due to conditions in the work place that are unbearable it is known as 'constructive dismissal'. A former employer may be found liable in the Employment Tribunal and be made to pay damages and/or reinstate that employee as a result of a constructive dismissal. Other employment claims may be based on unjustified or unfair dismissal and frequently those dismissals are considered unlawful.
Our employment law solicitors also administer cases in which employment is terminated due to redundancy. Redundancy takes place when a business has to close down or certain skill-sets within the business become obsolete. Most claims of redundancy by an employer are genuine; however, sometimes employers use it as an excuse to terminate employment for another reason and the compensation for redundancy is less expensive.
An employer must not discriminate against an employer on the job or in hiring policies based on:
Acts of harassment may be inflicted by co-workers, superiors or the employer. An employer must not engage in harassment and further must take all reasonable steps to prevent or restrict the occurrence of harassment by co-workers. Harassment may include:
Victimisation in the workplace can be defined as unfair or differential treatment given to or taken away from any employee who takes part (or declares their intention to take part) in any part of a discrimination claim or complaint made to management, the Employment Tribunal or the Civil Court.