If you need employment solicitors to help you resolve a workplace dispute or to fight for your employment rights, choose Slater and Gordon. Our experts are on hand to assist, offering legal advice to enable you find a resolution that works for you.
Types of workplace issues and our expertise
Whatever problem you’re experiencing at work or with your employer, you don’t have to face it alone. Our employment solicitors have extensive experience in cases of all kinds, from minor complaints to major and high-profile disputes. We’ve helped our clients to navigate and resolve cases involving a full range of issues, including the following:
Unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal
Your employer has certain rights and responsibilities with regards to dismissing employees. They can terminate your employment if you lack the capability, skill or competence to do your job, or if you show poor conduct at work. For example, if you’re guilty of theft, dishonesty or have poor attendance. These can be seen as fair reasons for dismissal. Unfair reasons could relate to discrimination on the grounds of race, age, gender or another legally protected characteristic. Someone could also raise a complaint about unfair dismissal if they were fired after joining a trade union, becoming pregnant, or refusing to work in an unsafe environment.
Constructive dismissal refers to cases where an employer gives an employee no reasonable choice but to resign. For example, an employer who takes no action to prevent their employee from being bullied or harassed at work despite grievances being raised. You may also be able to claim constructive dismissal if your employer failed to pay you, demoted you for no reason, didn’t provide a safe working environment, failed to give you the support needed to perform your role or removed important benefits laid out in your contract of employment.
If you think you’ve been unfairly dismissed or could claim constructive dismissal, please get in touch with our employment solicitors for legal advice tailored to your circumstances. Call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online.
Your contract of employment outlines the rights and responsibilities of both you and your employer. If you’re unsure about anything connected to your contract or you’ve a grievance with your employer over this document, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to provide speedy and effective advice on the specific details of your contract, assist you in negotiating different terms or represent you in a dispute.
Redundancy is always extremely difficult to deal with. Fears over loss of earnings and job security would keep anyone up at night, but it can be even worse if you believe you haven’t been treated fairly. As a solicitor representing your interests, we can help you prove that you were unfairly selected for redundancy or that your rights were breached in another way. When choosing who to make redundant, your employer should take a range of factors into consideration - from skills and performance to length of service.
We can help with cases where:
- An employee isn’t given enough notice to find another job
- Employers and employees are in dispute over redundancy pay
- Discrimination or another unfair reason affected the selection of candidates for redundancy
- There’s been insufficient consultation
- Opportunities for appropriate alternative work haven’t been provided
Taking your employer to a tribunal can seem very daunting, but you’ll feel much more confident in your chances of success with a legal expert fighting your corner. Our employment solicitors have a huge amount of experience when it comes to employment tribunals.
We’ve offered advice and representation in many cases, helping our clients to stand up for their legal employment rights and secure the best possible outcomes.
Our experts can also offer help with a range of other employment law issues, including:
- Bullying and harassment
- Settlement agreements
- Equal pay disputes
- Pension law
- Part time working
- Professional discipline
- Grievance and disciplinary hearings
- Whistleblower protection
For further information about our full range of services, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
How our employment solicitors can help
Employment law can be difficult to get to grips with on your own. It’s not easy to handle the stress and worry of a problem at work while also trying to understand your rights as an employee. This is why in cases like this, you need legal advice from a specialist in employment law.
Our employment solicitors are here to help. Collectively, our lawyers have helped countless clients to resolve employment issues big and small. Our expertise spans all kinds of employment issue, from redundancy and pensions law to unfair dismissal. We’ve also handled group actions and high-profile cases.
You can rely on us to provide you with honest, realistic and above all, practical legal advice that’s tailored to your exact circumstances. We’ll listen to the details of what happened and offer our expert assessment on your case, including guidance on what options are available and what to do next. Our solicitors will always put you first, where the ultimate aim is to resolve the dispute with as little stress and hassle as possible.
To ask a question or for legal advice on your workplace problem, please get in touch. You can speak to an employment specialist by calling freephone 0808 175 8000 or use our online contact form to arrange a callback from one of our employment solicitors.