People often spend large parts of their life at work; they are therefore entitled to want to be in a reasonable and fair environment. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, problems at work can sometimes arise and knowing your employment rights is not always simple. Due to the complexities of employment law, getting in touch with an employment solicitor can help when you are having problems at work. If you are would like legal advice due to issues that you are having at work, our expert solicitors in Tamworth or Ashby de la Zouch will provide expert legal advice.
Fishers Dewes Solicitors’ expert employment solicitors in Ashby de la Zouch and Tamworth are trained to help you, whatever problem you are having at work whether simple or complex.
You may be facing the prospect of redundancy or dismissal. Perhaps you feel you have been discriminated against. You may have a grievance or are facing disciplinary procedures. Whatever your situation it is important to seek professional advice at the earliest stage.
There are often strict steps you must follow when lodging a complaint with your employer and taking it to an Employment Tribunal. There are also legal deadlines you must meet when taking a matter to an Employment Tribunal. Fishers Dewes' employment law solicitors can advise you on these steps and ensure you have the best chance of a successful outcome.
Fishers Dewes’ employment law experts can guide you on a range of work place issues including constructive or wrongful dismissal, sexual harassment, equal pay and flexible working, ‘whistleblowing’, and transfer of undertakings (TUPE) claims.
Talking to one of our friendly and knowledgeable team will give you reassurance. They will explain your options clearly and simply so that you can make an informed decision towards your next steps.
At Fishers Dewes Solicitors, we deal with a variety of different types of employment law cases including but not limited to:
Your employer can make you redundant if the job that you do is no longer needed such as if your department closes, the business stops trading, or your employer needs to cut costs and reduce the number of staff. If your employer makes you redundant, there are procedures that must be followed and if they are not followed correctly then your employer could be liable for unfair dismissal and you should get in touch with Fishers Dewes’ employment solicitors.
Employers must follow strict and fair procedures in order to dismiss an employee. Many employees are dismissed for unfair or discriminatory reasons and if you believe that you have been dismissed for such a reason it is important to get in touch with our expert employment solicitors to assess if you have a case for unfair dismissal against your employer.
Despite having very strong laws against discrimination in the UK, some unscrupulous employers may unfortunately still discriminate against employees for things that are outside of their control. If you believe that you have been discriminated against for any of the following reasons (known as protected characteristics) then you may have a case against your employer.
- Gender Reassignment
- Marriage / Civil Partnership
- Pregnancy / Maternity
- Religion / Belief
- Sexual Orientation
Your employer has a duty to stop any kind of harassment at work. If you believe that you have been a victim of harassment at work or at a work related event then you should seek advice from Fishers Dewes’ employment solicitors as soon as possible.
There are many forms of harassment, it can include things such as:
- Spreading malicious rumours
- Humiliating behaviour
- Unwelcome sexual advances or comments
Get in touch
Whether you need advice on a settlement agreement, a review of your employment contract or representation at an Employment Tribunal, Fishers Dewes’ employment solicitors can assist. For more information on any of our employment law services or to book an appointment with one of our advisors please call your nearest office or complete the enquiry form.