Employment Law for Employees

Your Career First. You may have to take advice from an employment lawyer at some point in your career. This may be before starting a new job, while working or when you leave. Your rights in the workplace may vary depending on your employment contract and the type of job you have, so it’s important to know which rights apply to you. Understanding your employment rights, and knowing if they are being breached, is the best way to ensure that you are being treated fairly at work.

Our employment solicitors have extensive experience in advising employees on a wide range of employment law issues, including:

  1. Contracts/Service Agreements
  2. Handbooks (Policies and Procedures)
  3. Pre-termination Discussions
  4. Settlement Agreements
  5. Performance and Capability Management
  6. Disciplinary
  7. Grievance
  8. Absence Management
  9. Pay, Benefits and Bonus Payments
  10. Restrictive Covenants
  11. Families and Pregnancy Pay and Benefits
  12. Redundancy and Business Reorganisation
  13. Employee Exit Management
  14. Employment Status/Self-employed
  15. TUPE
  16. Discrimination allegations
  17. Employment Tribunals
  18. Agency/Temp Work
  19. Apprenticeships
  20. Volunteers
  21. Employee Data and Monitoring
  22. Equal Pay
  23. Families and Pregnancy
  24. Pay and Benefits
  25. Recruitment
  26. Services for Senior Executive

We regularly provide the required legal advice when entering into Settlement Agreements and can provide strategic advice to you on exit from your employer’s business and conduct exit negotiations on your behalf were necessary. We can assist with drafting grievances and raising complaints with your employer. We will advise you on the options available to you when conduct or capability allegations have been made against you and assess any potential claims you may have for unfair dismissal and discrimination. Our legal advice is easy to understand and cost effective.

If you decide that you need to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal we are also able to support you throughout this process from the initial steps of filing the ET1 to dealing with any negotiations and settlement to ensure you receive fair compensation.

Your Needs Met

When you are offered a job, you have a unique opportunity to negotiate the terms of your employment. Successful negotiation can put you in a much better position during your employment and importantly when it comes to an end.

During your career you may experience problems with the behaviour of your co-workers, managers or supervisors. If you feel you are not being treated fairly at work there are a number of steps you can take to try to resolve matters before the situation gets worse.

We can assist with informal discussions with your employer and advise you on how to deal with the formal procedures put in place by your employer.

Whether you’re leaving a job on good terms or bad, we can provide all the advice you will need about dismissal, redundancy, negotiating settlement discussions and if needs be, progressing to an Employment Tribunal.

Where possible, we try and provide our clients with a fixed fee for the legal services we are providing. Sometimes due to the nature of the work this will not be possible. Where it is not possible to agree a fixed fee we will provide you with a cost estimate at each stage of the process and keep you updated on costs as the matter progresses.

Employment Law Specialists

Annabel Cole
Solicitor