Our employment department includes [whether you are employer or employee]:
Your Employment Contract – Understanding your rights whether or not you have a written employment contract; how to obtain written terms upon request; and what to do if your employer makes unlawful changes to your terms of employment
Grievances and Disciplinary matters – How to resolve difficulties at work: having grievances properly addressed, and advice on how best to deal with disciplinary action against you including investigatory meetings.
Discrimination – Age, disability, equal pay, gender, pregnancy, marital status, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, trade union membership, whistle blowing, part-time and fixed-time working. Are you being treated less favourably than others?
Family and Flexible Working Rights – Advice on your rights to maternity, paternity and parental leave, special leave for adoption, and requesting flexible working hours.
Access to your personal information and personnel files – Obtaining information stored about you that may be damaging your career and compelling your employer or former employer to correct inaccurate records.
Bullying and Harassment – How to stop bullying and harassment and prevent abuse.
Holidays and Sickness – Are you being put under unreasonable pressure as a result of sickness or absence from work? Are you receiving the paid annual leave to which you are entitled?
Restrictive covenants and confidentiality – What restrictions can your employer impose on you during and after your employment, and are they enforceable?
Dismissal – Were you dismissed for fair reasons and in the right way? Were you paid for your full notice period? Can you claim compensation?
Representation – We can represent you in employment tribunals and the civil courts.