Employment law can be complex, so it’s important to seek expert legal assistance if you’re facing a problem at work. If you’re looking for specialist employment solicitors in Watford, we’re here for you. Our lawyers are on hand to help you understand your rights, challenge mistreatment and resolve workplace issues with the minimum of stress and disruption

To find out how we could assist you, contact us online or call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 to discuss your case.

Types of employment claims and how we can help

If other methods of resolving workplace disputes have failed and communication has broken down, it’s time to look at legal options for resolving the situation. Our employment solicitors have experience in handling cases of all kinds, and we’re proud to have found solutions for many clients over the years.

We’ve provided assistance in a wide variety of different types of employment claim, spanning all working environments and industries. Examples of the kinds of issues our lawyers handle on a regular basis include:

Unfair or constructive dismissal claims

In some situations, your employer may be well within their rights to dismiss you as an employee. However, if their reason for dismissing you is unfair, you’re entitled to take legal action against them. For example, if the dismissal is related to:

The announcement of pregnancy or the start of maternity leave

  • A reasonable request for flexible working
  • Discrimination due to age, gender, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or another protected characteristic
  • Whistleblowing - where an employee has reported unsafe working conditions or a breach of the law
  • An employee deciding to join a trade union

It’s important to seek legal advice right away if you’ve been dismissed from your job and you feel that the reason is unfair. Our employment solicitors can offer their expert advice on whether your case constitutes unfair dismissal and what action you can take against your employer.

You can also take legal action against your employer if they’ve failed to follow the necessary procedures to dismiss you.

In addition, our solicitors can help you if you think you have a case for constructive dismissal. This is where you resign because your employer has done something that amounts to a serious breach of your contract. For example, they may have withheld pay, demoted you for no reason, failed to take action to prevent people from bullying or harassing you at work, not provided a safe environment or made unreasonable changes to your working conditions.

Whatever your circumstances, our solicitors will handle your case with the utmost skill, care and professionalism - to secure a positive and fair outcome for you. We aim to make it as stress-free as possible to right the wrong of unfair or constructive dismissal. For tailored legal advice, please call freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact our employment solicitors using our online contact form.


If you’ve been made redundant and don’t feel that the consultation or selection process was fair, or you’re having trouble agreeing on a redundancy package or settlement - please get in touch. Our employment solicitors have an excellent reputation for securing positive outcomes for employees in cases of redundancy.

Pensions and the law

Pensions can be difficult to understand at the best of times, not to mention when things go wrong. Our experts regularly hear from clients who’re facing disputes over their pension benefits or rights. We can help with all aspects of pension law, including issues relating to both public and private sector pension schemes.

We know that a decent pension can be essential in providing you and your family with a good standard of living once you retire, so we understand the stress that disputes of this kind can cause. For help with pensions law, simply call our specialists on freephone 0808 175 8000. If you prefer, you can make an enquiry online and we’ll get in touch with you at a convenient moment.

We can represent you at an employment tribunal

It really is essential to have the very best legal representation if you’re taking your case to an employment tribunal. The right support and advice can make the process much easier and far less stressful, as well as giving you the very best chance of success. Let our employment solicitors handle the case on your behalf and fight your corner at an employment tribunal.

More services

Our employment services don’t end there. We also offer help with a variety of other legal issues, including:

  • Discrimination
  • Whistleblower protection
  • Agency and part-time workers
  • Bonus disputes
  • Harassment and bullying
  • Professional discipline
  • Professional negligence
  • Equal pay disputes
  • Settlement agreements
  • Stress at work

Contact us to find out more

If you feel you’ve been mistreated at work or your employment rights have been infringed upon, it’s very important to act fast before the situation worsens. Seek professional legal advice as soon as possible, whether it’s just to ask a question or to arrange representation in a dispute.

Slater and Gordon’s employment solicitors have specialist experience in work-related disputes of all kinds. This means we have the expertise, insight and skill to offer advice you can trust, explain your employment rights and to secure a positive outcome.

Please call us on freephone 0808 175 8000 to discuss your case. Simply tell us the details of what’s been happening and we’ll be happy to offer you initial advice on your case. You can also contact us online using our quick enquiry form and we’ll arrange a convenient time for one of our employment solicitors to call you back.