You spend a lot of time at work, so if it is turning into a nightmare, life can become a real trial. Similarly, you work to make a living, so if you lose your job or fear you will lose your job, your stress levels can rise alarmingly.
Problems with work can blight your whole life. This is one of the reasons there is a great deal of legislation to protect workers from unfair treatment by their employers, both at work and when jobs are being cut.
We are experienced in dealing with the whole range of problems employees can have related to work - including health and safety matters.
If you have problems with your employer, are facing discrimination, harassment or victimisation at work, or face being dismissed, we can advise you. We can also help negotiate severance/compromise agreements and if appropriate represent you in Employment Tribunals and Courts.
In appropriate employment cases we are also able to offer "no win no fee" arrangements whereby our charges are directly linked to a proportion of the value of compensation recovered on your behalf. Alternatively, we are happy to accept funding from your legal expenses insurer.
Documents to Download
- Redundancy - Are You Being Treated Fairly?
In recent weeks, there have been numerous reports in the media about anticipated job losses and it continues to be an unsettling time for both employees and employers. Many employees may now be facing
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- New Rates of Statutory Payments from 6th April 2008
New Rates of Statutory Payments from 6th April 2008
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- Ill Health Retirement - A Contractual Entitlement
The EAT has held in the recent case of First West Yorkshire Ltd t/a First Leeds v Haigh, that the employee was unfairly dismissed following the employers failure to properly consider whether the employee was entitled to an ill health retirement or pension.
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- Flexible Working Rights for Carers
Since April 2003, parents and others (such as guardians) who are responsible for looking after children under the age of six years (or 18 years if the child is disabled) have had the legal right to request to work flexible hours and to have their request taken seriously by their employer, provided they have worked for their employer for 26 weeks continuously before the application is made.
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- IVF Treatment - Dismissal Will Be Discriminatory
In a landmark case, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has found that if a woman undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment (IVF) is dismissed for any reason relating to the treatment, then any such dismissal will be regarded as direct sex discrimination contrary to the EC Equal Treatment Directive as only women receive such treatment.
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