Employment

Employment Advice for Employees

At GHW Solicitors we understand that going through problems at work can be extremely stressful. If you suspect that something is wrong- that you are being treated unfairly or differently for example-then of course it plays on your mind. Don’t sit and worry about it, don’t take it out on your family and friends- let’s get together and take the burden of worry off your shoulders.

However complex or daunting the dispute with your employer may be we are here to help you. We will give you timely and practical advice, explain your rights in plain language and help you decide on the best course of action.

GHW Solicitors can advise on all aspects of Employment Law including:

  • Redundancy
  • Discrimination
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Compromise Agreements

Frequently Asked Questions

I think I have been unfairly dismissed from my job. Can you help me with my case?

To bring a case for unfair dismissal you generally need 2 years’ continuous service. If you have been unfairly dismissed because the decision is procedurally and/or substantively unfair, we can help. The best thing to do is give us a call and we can discuss this in more detail.

What are the time limits for making an unfair dismissal claim?

A claim must usually be brought within 3 months of the ‘effective date of termination’. The limitation period is therefore relatively short and there is much to do so you should not delay.

What is a Settlement Agreement?

A settlement agreement is made up on 3 key elements as follows: (1) employment ends; (2) with the employer paying a sum of money; and (3) the employee settling their Employment Tribunal/Court claims. To be a valid settlement agreement an employee must take independent legal advice which is normally paid for by the employer.

What are the benefits of a Settlement Agreement?

This is a clean break for employee and employer. This provides the employee a sum of money to help them to move on and it gives the employer security and knowledge that it is not going to be dragged into months of Tribunal proceedings.

When is there a redundancy situation?

Put simply, a redundancy situation would arise when an employee is dismissed and the reason is wholly or mainly attributable to a business closure, workplace closure or reduced requirement for employees.

Why would I need a solicitor?

Whether you are an employer or an employee, employment law is extremely complex. A solicitor can help guide you through the process. If you are feeling the stress and anxiety of dealing with an employment problem, expert legal advice can help.