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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.
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.
We can advise on all aspects of unfair dismissal or constructive unfair dismissal claims whether you are an employer or an employee.
Race, Sex, Religion/Belief, Sexual Orientation, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy/Maternity, Disability and Age Discrimination: Our employment team can offer expert legal advice and assistance in dealing with all aspects of a claim of discrimination, including the drafting of Questionnaires and issues under the new Equality Act regime.
We can advise you in relation to the effects of a Compromise Agreement and assist you to achieve the best possible outcome.
Restrictive Covenants Clauses and Injunctions
The employment team has expertise in High Court and County Court injunctions defending employees against attempts to enforce unreasonable restrictive covenants. We understand the need to move quickly in such situations and you will be assisted throughout by a specialist employment lawyer. We can also advise employees on the wording of restrictive covenants to be included in contracts of employment or exit agreements.
Disciplinary procedures and Grievance procedures
Employers are required to have in place written disciplinary and grievance procedures. We can assist you in both disciplinary and grievance situations.
Redundancy and Business Restructure
If your employer is contemplating a reorganisation, our employment lawyers can advise you as to your legal rights and remedies to guide you through the redundancy process.
Employee benefits vary widely however we can advise you in relation to a broad range of employee benefits including pension and bonus schemes as well as other statutory rights of employees.
Representation at Employment Tribunal
Representing our clients before an Employment Tribunal is one of our areas of expertise as we regularly appear before the Employment Tribunal on behalf of both employees and employers.