Employment Law

Employment legislation is an increasingly complex area of law. Recent years have seen an increase in the range of employment rights, particularly in areas of discrimination.

Our employment department has kept pace with these developments and is well placed to advise both employers and employees about their respective rights and obligations. Should you require our assistance you can be sure that we understand the difficulties of your position and the issues you may be facing.

Our team has wide ranging expertise of acting for anyone who has been penalised through unfair practices at work, and we can advise on all areas of individual employment law:

  • Age discrimination
  • Breach of contract
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Compromise agreements
  • Disability discrimination
  • Discrimination on grounds of religion or belief
  • Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation
  • Equal pay
  • Maternity, paternity and parental rights
  • Minimum wage
  • Race discrimination
  • Redundancy
  • Sex discrimination
  • Transfer of undertakings (TUPE)
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Whistleblowing
  • Working time regulations
  • Wrongful dismissal

Employment law operates to strict deadlines and in most cases, an employee only has three months from the effective date of dismissal in which to bring a claim. If you are an employee it is important you contact us as quickly as possible if you have concerns about your rights at work. There are various methods of funding a claim, e.g. legal expenses insurance and no win no fee arrangements. The most appropriate will depend upon your individual circumstances and we will discuss this with you.