Employment law regulates the professional relationship between employees and employers. It governs an employee’s rights at work, what employers can ask employees to do and what they can expect from their employees. Our Employment Law team can provide immediate legal intervention and consultation as well as legal representation and support, should you require employment law advice.
Amendments to employment law can occur. When these changes are implemented, employers reassess their organisation’s methods of operation to protect the rights of their employees. If you believe that your employer has breached any aspect of employment law, our team of employment solicitors have the expertise and experience to help you make a successful claim against any employer wrongdoing.
Our employment lawyers offer practical advice in a straightforward manner for you to settle your dispute. We guarantee that our lawyers provide a realistic appraisal of your claim so that you are always clear about the merits of your claim.
There are various types of claims associated with employment law that we cover.
Unfair dismissal refers to a statutory right that allows an employee to file a claim against the employer in case he or she believes that they have been unfairly dismissed. Unfair dismissal claims usually arise from discrimination, whistle blowing, time off requests, bullying, harassment, unpaid overtime work, raising grievances, and more.
If you choose to file a case, you will have to provide evidence that you have been unfairly dismissed by your employer. When stating your case, make sure to show copies of all sent and received correspondence and show notes of all events and actions that surround your dismissal to confirm that you have been unfairly dismissed.
Maternity and Paternity Rights
By law, all employees are entitled to certain maternity and paternity rights regardless of their positions. Mums and mums-to-be in the UK are entitled to obtain free medical prescriptions and NHS dental care until a year after the birth of their baby. To receive free prescriptions, a maternity exemption certificate is required. For fathers-to-be, the maximum period for a paid paternity leave is two weeks.
Discrimination is one of the most recurring breaches that occur in the workplace. Discrimination can cause damage to businesses and emotional distress to employees. Employees must be aware of their rights in the workplace. Before taking action, you must be sure that unlawful discrimination has taken place according to the Equality Act 2010. Your employer must not discriminate against you in terms and conditions of employment, the way they offer opportunities for promotion and cannot put you at any other disadvantage without valid reason.
Employees are entitled to obtain their wages by law. They also have the right to receive a payslip that indicates the breakdown of the total amount of their salary. If you notice any discrepancy in your salary, you can check your payslip to know if your employer has deducted money that you were not expecting.
Employers are prohibited from making any deductions to an employee’s wage without his/her prior consent. We can help you understand the complexities of employment law and the correct procedures without confusing you with the legal jargon.
Unfortunately, sexual harassment occurs regularly in some workplaces. It is considered one of the most recurring issues when it comes to employment law.
Sexual harassment typically refers to unwanted verbal or even physical sexual advances from anyone, including another employee or the employer himself. It is classified as a form of unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. According to the law, sexual harassment can be considered if the motive of an individual is meant to or has the effect of violating one’s dignity or creating a hostile or humiliating environment.
If you feel uncomfortable in the workplace due to unwanted sexual advances, talk to us today and see how we can help.