We spend a lot of our time working; it can be our refuge, the place to achieve our potential, our ambitions and make great friends. However, it can also be the place which devastates us. This can be the case whether it is a first job or a senior executive position.
Employers often have to make tough decisions to keep their businesses viable for example in redundancy, lay-off or short time working situations. However, sometimes due to a lack of good advice, complacency, or outdated attitudes, policies and procedures, the way employees are treated is unacceptable.
If you have been dismissed, made redundant, or feel that you have been constructively dismissed (this is where you feel you may have been forced to resign because of the way you have been treated at work), you may have been unfairly dismissed.
We will discuss the merits of a potential case against your ex-employer with you and explore the options available. For example, writing to your employer on your behalf to try and resolve matters. Employment tribunal claims can be stressful and costly, however, if it is appropriate to commence legal proceedings on your behalf and you wish us to do so, this will be done robustly.
Please be aware that there is a very strict 3 month time limit, in which to make a claim in the employment tribunal for most employment law claims. Therefore, the earlier you contact us for advice, the greater the scope for exploring all options open to you to resolve matters with your current or former employer.
Call: 0161 312 1864
You may still be employed, but feel the way you are being treated is unfair or discriminatory. Sometimes employees can not point to one single event, just a series of events which in themselves do not seem significant. You may be asking, “Is it me?” You may feel you should submit a grievance but are fearful of the repercussions. You may be feeling increasingly upset or reluctant to go to work.
We will establish from the outset and objectively the facts of what has been happening. We will apply our legal knowledge and experience to advise on the best way of resolving the matter with you.
You may have received or have been offered a Settlement (previously ‘Compromise’) Agreement, which often deal with severance payments. We have a wealth of experience in advising employees on their content and implications.
Our Areas of Expertise include…
- Disciplinary & grievances
- Contracts of employment
- Employment Tribunal Cases
- Tribunal Representation
- Severance packages
- Service Agreements
- Employee Handbooks
- Wages disputes
- Agency workers
- Absence management
- Performance management