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Employment Law for Employees

As an employee, you have many legal rights protecting your position but it is not always easy to understand how employment legislation applies to you

If you are involved in a dispute with your employer, believe that you are experiencing discrimination or are facing redundancy, Our employment law specialists can clarify your position and provide expert advice to help you move forward.

You may be concerned about the cost of seeking legal advice but there a variety of ways to fund employment cases, including legal expenses cover included in many household or car insurance policies.

When you are facing an employment issue, you can sometimes feel isolated and alone. Our employment law specialists will provide timely, sensitive advice so that you understand clearly your position and provide ongoing advice and assistance to help bring the matter to a satisfactory outcome.

Our employment law services for employees include:

  • redundancy and unfair dismissal: we can provide advice and assistance from the outset of any disciplinary or grievance procedure through to representation at an employment tribunal
  • discrimination: we can advise on your rights under the Equality Act 2010, which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
  • restrictive covenants: restrictive covenants can be used by employers used to curb the activities of former employees, for example by stopping going into business in competition or prevent them poaching existing employees or clients. We can advise on the enforceability of post-employment restrictions and provide representation in proceedings taken to enforce any such restriction
  • settlement agreements: We can advise on and prepare settlement agreements, which typically include a severance payment made by an employer to an employee, in return for an employee agreeing not to bring certain legal claims against the employer. To be legally valid, the settlement agreement must comply with conditions including the employee having received legal advice on the terms and effect of the proposed agreement and its effect on their ability to take a claim to an employment tribunal.

For more information on our employment law service, please contact us.