Generally employees with less than 1 full year's service will not be eligible to make a claim for unfair dismissal. There are however important exceptions to this rule such as a dismissal which is related to maternity leave or discrimination. There are also several other grounds where an employee will be protected from unfair dismissal without having completed 1 year's complete service. For further information contact our Employment Department.
Employees with child care responsibilities and/or carers can request the right to work flexible working hours. The request must be made in writing and an Employer must meet with the employee to discuss the request. There is no automatic right to work flexibly and an employer must give written reasons in response to any request for flexible working time.
A Compromise Agreement is a legally binding agreement between you and your employer relating to the termination of your employment. By entering into a Compromise Agreement, you agree to settle any claim you have against your employer and in return your employer will make a compensation payment to you. Before signing the agreement, you are required to obtain independent legal advice on the terms and effect of the agreement. For further information and advice contact the Employment Department.
All Employees are protected from less favourable treatment, bullying, victimisation and harassment on the grounds of their sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age. Employers have a duty to protect Employees from such conduct and any failure to do so can entitle an Employee to make a claim for discrimination against the Employer. You will firstly need to make your Employer aware of the problem and can do so by making a grievance before you can make a claim.