Discrimination disputes in the workplace
UK discrimination laws are broad-ranging, and set firm precedents for dealing with discrimination based on factors such as age, race, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. If you’ve experienced (or are currently experiencing) any type of discrimination at your workplace, our team of specialist employment law solicitors are here to help.
We can provide assistance at every stage of the process, beginning with a detailed assessment of your individual circumstances, so that we can provide the best guidance on what would be the best options to move forward – up to and including helping you to make a claim against your employer.
Disputes around harassment and bullying at work
For those dealing with targeted harassment and bullying at their workplace, feelings of helplessness are common, especially if the behaviour is coming from someone who is in a senior position or otherwise valuable to the organisation.
We take such cases extremely seriously here at Farleys, and have extensive experience with cases focused on instances of sexual harassment, racial harassment and other forms of bullying. We’re here to provide help and support, and you can count on us to provide friendly, straightforward legal advice that’s not mired in unnecessary jargon, so that you can choose how best to proceed.
Resolving disputes by Employment Tribunal
An Employment Tribunal provides a last resort means to resolve employment disputes. While not as formal as a court, the decisions of a Tribunal are legally binding, can be made on a wide range of employment disputes, spanning grievances, discrimination, disciplinary issues, and unfair dismissal claims.
Employment Tribunals can only be pursued once all other available options have been exhausted, so our solicitors at Farleys can give you in-depth guidance and specific legal advice for every stage of the dispute process, up to and including taking your case to a Tribunal.
Disputes around disciplinary, appeals and dismissal
Employers are required by law to have a clear set of policies and procedures outlined in a company handbook, which detail how the company will respond to disciplinary matters, including appeals and dismissal.
Our experienced employment solicitors here at Farleys have a wealth of in-depth, specific expertise in these areas of law, so we can provide any help you might need to understand the full implications of your company policy, and how they affect you. Using this as a basis, we can then provide legal advice and guidance on what steps are available to you, and which ones are most likely to be in your best interests.
Disputes and employee grievance procedures
An informal meeting between you and your employer should be the first recourse for any dispute, but if you find that you’re not able to resolve things with this method, you may decide to raise an official grievance.
At Farleys, our specialist solicitors are here to help you with this particularly complex area of law, and we’ll use our knowledge and experience to make everything as clear and helpful for you as possible – simplifying complex information to help you understand what your options are, what are the likely outcomes of those options and which ones may be best for you.
Breach of employment contract disputes
If your employer has changed your working hours, regular duties, or other aspects of your job that you have not explicitly accepted, this may be classed as a breach of contract. As well as changes to working hours or regular duties, a failure to pay wages constitutes another common example of a breach of contract.
At Farleys, rest assured that when you’ve been treated unfairly by your employer in this way, we’re here to help you. We can highlight legislation that’s relevant to your case, answer any questions you might have, and give you in-depth legal advice that’s tailored to your specific circumstances, helping bring the situation to a satisfactory outcome.
Redundancy, Lay Off and Short-Time Working disputes
Redundancy law in the UK is notably detailed and complex, setting strict standards for employers to follow. If you feel that your employer has failed to follow the proper procedure when making you redundant, it may enable you to bring a claim against them.
We can support you with in-depth legal advice, with a bare minimum of jargon, helping you to fully understand what options are available to you, so that you can make the most informed decision about how you’d like to proceed.
Professional Regulatory Employment Issues
Farleys Solicitors’ employment lawyers can also advise and assist on cases where breaches of professional rules and codes of conduct have occurred. This area of employment law covers all professional regulatory employment issues, including investigations and disciplinary proceedings brought by:
- Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board
- Adjudications Panel for England
- General Teaching Council (GTC)
- Financial Services Authority (FSA)
- General Medical Council (GMC)
- Solicitors Regulatory Association (SRA)
- Standards Board of England
- The Bar Council
- The Football Association (FA)
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