If disputes or problems in the workplace are making your life difficult, we can help. Please call our employment solicitors in Edinburgh on freephone 0808 175 8000 to explain the situation and to receive expert advice you can trust. Our lawyers have the skill and experience needed to navigate employment issues of all kinds and to find a positive outcome for you.
You can also contact us online using our enquiry form and we’ll be happy to get back to you at a convenient time.
The types of employment issues we can help with
As an employee, you’ve a number of legal rights. If you think your rights have been breached in any way, it’s essential that you take action to protect yourself. This is where it’s important to have a legal expert on your side.
Slater and Gordon’s employment solicitors in Edinburgh are perfectly placed to help with employment issues of all kinds. Over the years, we’ve successfully helped many clients to resolve a wide range of issues, including:
Problems with pensions
Pension complaints can relate to employers not paying in the agreed contributions or employees having trouble accessing pension pay-outs. To make sense of your situation and to understand your rights, it’s useful to consult an employment law specialist with expertise in this area. Pensions law can be very complicated, but our lawyers have years of experience in dealing with pensions complaints of all kinds.
Please give us a call on freephone 0808 175 8000 for immediate, reliable and practical legal advice on your pensions problem.
Unfair or constructive dismissal
If your employer has dismissed you for what could be seen as an unfair reason - one not based on issues with your capability or competence - you may be able to claim for unfair dismissal. This is also the case if you weren’t given enough notice (according to your contract of employment) or another part of the usual procedure for dismissal was neglected.
Constructive dismissal refers to leaving your job because of your employer’s behaviour or because of an unreasonable change in the terms of your working conditions. For example, you might be able to claim constructive dismissal if your employer has failed to pay you, is failing to prevent bullying or harassment against you in the workplace or has demoted you for no good reason.
Discrimination based on legally protected characteristics
If you’ve experienced discrimination at work due to your age, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status or another reason such as pregnancy, this is against the law.
Our employment solicitors can help you to right this wrong by starting legal action against your employer. We can help if you’ve experienced unfair treatment or pay as a result of discrimination, or if you’ve been victimised, harassed or denied opportunities for development or promotion. Contact us online to provide the details of what’s been happening, or speak to one of our employment solicitors in Edinburgh directly by calling freephone 0808 175 8000.
Bullying and harassment
Every employee has the right to a safe working environment where they’re free from intimidation, bullying and harassment. If you’ve been having problems with a co-worker or your employer and no action has been taken despite repeated complaints, we can help.
Call our employment solicitors in Edinburgh on freephone 0808 175 8000 to discuss what’s been going on and to find out more about your rights. We can help you to fight discrimination through legal action. We know that it can be very difficult to talk about issues to do with bullying and harassment, but our compassionate, sensitive legal experts are here to listen and to help. Please do contact us if you’re in need of legal advice, support or guidance.
If you want to raise a dispute with your employer and other methods of mediation and communication have failed, you can take your case to an employment tribunal. To prepare for an employment tribunal and for representation when it matters most, you can enlist the help of one of our specialist employment solicitors in Edinburgh. Contact us online to arrange a convenient call back or call us directly on freephone 0808 175 8000 for immediate advice on your employment tribunal case.
Part-time or temporary employment rights
The world of part-time, temporary and casual work can be complicated from a legal perspective, and many workers don’t have a proper understanding of their employment rights. This can lead to exploitation by employers, which simply isn’t acceptable.
If you believe you’ve been treated unfairly or your employer withheld or breached some of your rights, we can help. Our employment lawyers are on hand to answer your questions and negotiate resolutions on your behalf.
Other legal areas
We also provide services for employees in relation to:
- Pregnancy and maternity leave
- Absence due to sickness
- Dismissal due to joining a trade union
If you need assistance with an issue not listed here, simply get in touch and tell us about your situation. Regardless of the type of employment law problem you’re facing, we can help.
Why choose our employment solicitors?
When it comes to this area of the law, we’re proud to have one of the most highly respected teams of employment law solicitors Edinburgh has to offer. We’re nationally renowned for our work with employees in resolving workplace issues and disputes. We’ve experience in every kind of case, from everyday complaints to high-profile tribunals attracting nationwide press attention.
What all of this means for you is that when you choose our employment solicitors in Edinburgh to handle your case, you really are in the very best hands. We promise to:
- Provide realistic, honest and easy-to-understand legal advice
- Always put your needs first
- Listen carefully to what you tell us
- Keep you in the loop with up-to-date information on your case
- Fight for your employment rights
- Work hard to secure a positive resolution for you
If an employment dispute is getting you down, don’t wait for it to resolve itself. Take advantage of our expert legal advice and put yourself in a stronger position. Call our employment lawyers in Edinburgh on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online to arrange a call back to suit your schedule. We’ll be happy to help you.