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Personal Employment Law Solicitors Accrington

Personal Employment Law & Tribunal Solicitors in Accrington

Employment disputes can take many forms, but one thing they all have in common is that they can all be equally stressful to deal with – especially so if you believe that your job and livelihood is actively under threat.

Here at Farleys, we provide a complete range of employment law services to relieve as much of that stress as we can, giving you legal support and protection as we help to secure the best possible outcome for you.

We take care not to bury you in jargon – we’ll always give you tailored legal advice in clear, straightforward terms. Our specialist solicitors have years of experience behind them, and we have a proven track record of winning employment disputes in favour of employees.

Our personal employment law services:

Disciplinary, appeals and dismissal

Here at Farleys Solicitors, our employment law specialists routinely handle a range of disciplinary, appeals and dismissal cases.

All employers should have a clear set of policies and procedures that deal with these areas, all outlined in an employment contract or employment handbook. It’s therefore wise to consult your own contract or handbook before you proceed with your claim, and if you can’t find the relevant policy details in there, make sure to request the information from your employer as soon as you can. It’s vital to ensure that you fully understand how company policy and procedures affect you, before you enter into any disciplinary, appeals, or dismissal proceedings.

That’s what we’re here for. Our goal is to help you understand the legal implications of your employer’s procedures and policies, providing legal advice and guidance on the steps available to you – based on your specific situation and the type of employment dispute in question.

Discrimination in the workplace

Any type of employment dispute has the potential to cause distress, but workplace discrimination can be particularly upsetting. The important thing to remember is that you’re not alone, and that there are laws in place to protect you.

UK discrimination laws are broad-ranging, covering any discrimination based on factors like age, race, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. If you’ve experienced this sort of discrimination, it’s always a good idea to speak with a solicitor or a legal advisor as soon as possible.

Here at Farleys, our team of specialist employment law solicitors have years of experience behind them, so we can provide assistance at every stage of the process. We can clearly advise you of your rights, and provide helpful guidance on the best course of action according to your individual circumstances (including helping you to make a claim against your employer).

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Take our free assessment to find out if you have a personal employment claim, or call our Accrington personal employment law solicitors on 0845 050 1958.

Employment Tribunal

Employment Tribunals are a last resort means to resolve an employment dispute, and applications can only be pursued once all other means of resolution with your employer have been exhausted. An Employment Tribunal is capable of undertaking a large range of employment disputes, including grievances, discrimination, disciplinary issues, and unfair dismissal claims.

Applications must be submitted within three months of the date of the incident occurring, or within three months of your employment ending. Before you apply though, it’s worth bearing in mind that the decisions made by an Employment Tribunal are legally binding (similar to a Court).

We can give you extensive guidance and legal advice specifically tailored to your situation, at every stage of the dispute process, and can answer any questions you might have about the process or decisions of an Employment Tribunal.

Employee grievance procedure

If you find that you can’t resolve a dispute with an informal meeting between you and your employer, you may decide to raise an official grievance. Technically, there’s no legally binding process that dictates how employees and employers must act when a grievance is raised. Instead, both you and your employer will have to follow the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Code of Practice. This code clearly sets out a set of principles for the conduct of both parties, that employers and employees alike must follow during all disciplinary and grievance procedures.

At Farleys we have a wealth of experience and in-depth expertise regarding this complex area of law, and our experts will take care to lay out everything in simple, jargon-free terms, so that you’re fully informed of the process and potential outcomes of all options available to you.

Harassment and bullying at work

Everyone should be able to feel comfortable and safe at work, and it’s a tenet very clearly stipulated by UK employment law. The consequences of workplace harassment and bullying can take a severe toll on emotional and mental health – impacting not just a person’s quality of life in work, but also often at home too. It’s often especially difficult for those who work in small businesses, where perpetrators are more likely to be in senior positions (or other positions of direct power and influence).

In these situations, it’s common for people to feel trapped, and that they cannot report the problems. If you’ve found yourself in just such a situation, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. There are laws in place to protect you, and any instances of bullying and harassment in the workplace are simply not acceptable.

In these cases, it’s important to seek the advice of a specialist solicitor as soon as possible. Our own specialist solicitors here at Farleys routinely take on cases regarding sexual harassment, racial harassment and bullying in the workplace. You can count on us to give you clear, straightforward legal advice, so you can always make the most informed decision about how best to proceed.

Breach of employment contract legal advice

If your employer has acted unfairly towards you, or made changes to your job that you did not accept, then it could be classed as a breach of contract. Some common examples of breach of contract cases include abrupt changes to working hours, or failure to pay wages.

However, if you continue to work after such changes have been made, it can potentially be perceived as implicit acceptance of these terms. Therefore, it’s crucial not to delay speaking to a specialist solicitor like our employment law experts here at Farleys.

We’re here to help. We can answer any questions that you might have, give you details on the relevant legislation that applies, and give you tailored advice specific to your personal circumstances.

Redundancies and redundancy package advice

Redundancy is a highly complex area of UK law, and one that sets out strict standards for employers. If you feel your employer has failed to follow the proper procedures in cases of redundancy, then you may be able to bring a claim against them.

At Farleys Solicitors, we’re keenly aware of the sort of devastating impact that a redundancy notice can have on your life. We’re here to help. Whether you’ve already been made redundant or you feel you might be at risk of being made redundant in the near future.

Our knowledgeable experts can support you with clear, in-depth legal advice that lays out all available options for you, so that you can make the most informed decision about how you want to proceed.

Feel free to give us a call today on 0845 287 0688!

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For further information or for a free initial claim assessment contact Farleys Solicitors in Accrington on 0845 050 1958, alternatively please complete an online enquiry form.

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