Personal Employment Law & Tribunal Solicitors in Blackburn
Employment disputes can be stressful to manage, especially if you believe your livelihood or employment status is under threat.
We understand how distressing employment law cases can be for everyone involved, so we offer a complete range of employment law services to help put your mind at ease.
Our experienced, straight-talking solicitors can give you the legal advice and support you need to be protected during an employment dispute. Our solicitors have vast experience in this complex area of law, and we have an excellent track record of winning employment disputes in favour of employees.
Our personal employment law services:
- Discrimination in the Workplace
- Harassment and Bullying at Work
- Employment Tribunal
- Disciplinary, Appeals and Dismissal
- Employee Grievance Procedure
- Breach of Employment Contract
- Redundancies and Redundancy Packages
- Settlement Agreements / Compromise Agreements
Disciplinary, appeals and dismissal
We handle a range of employment disciplinary, appeals, and dismissal cases.
All employers should have a clear set of policies for disciplinary, appeals, and dismissal procedures, all outlined within an employment contract (or the employee handbook). It’s always a good idea to refer to this contract or handbook before you embark on your case, and if you can’t find any information on official policies that cover these areas, it’s important to request these details from your employer directly. It’s vital to ensure that you can fully understand how company policy affects you before you enter into any disciplinary, appeal, or dismissal proceedings.
Our friendly, experienced team can provide assistance in helping you understand how these policies affect you from a legal perspective. We can also give you advice and guidance on the next steps, based on your specific situation and type of employment dispute concerned.
Discrimination in the workplace
Discrimination in the workplace is a type of employment dispute that can be particularly distressing. We want you to know you aren’t alone, and there are laws in place to protect you.
In the UK, bullying and discrimination laws account for all types of discrimination, including age, race, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.
If you believe you may be the victim of discrimination in the workplace, it’s always best to speak with a legal advisor as soon as possible. Our employment law solicitors are specialists in their field, and will be able to advise you on your rights, and what your available options are, depending on your circumstances. We can assist you at every step of the process, including helping you to make a claim against your employer.
You might need to attend an Employment Tribunal for any number of reasons. Before attending, it’s important to bear in mind that the decisions made by an Employment Tribunal are legally binding, similar to the Court. The purpose of an Employment Tribunal is to settle a range of employment disputes, including grievances, discrimination, disciplinary issues, or unfair dismissal claims.
Only once all means of resolution with your employer have been exhausted will you be able to pursue a case with the Employment Tribunal. You must submit an application for an Employment Tribunal claim within three months from the date your employment ended, or within three months from the date of the incident.
Employee grievance procedure
If the dispute cannot be resolved during an informal meeting between you and your employer, you may choose to raise an official grievance.
There is technically no legally binding process in place for raising a grievance with your employer. Instead, you both have to follow the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Code of Practice. This code of practice sets out a clear series of principles that both parties must follow (including standards of behaviour) during disciplinary and grievance procedures.
We have a wealth of experience, knowledge, and understanding in handling this complex area of employment law. Our straight-talking experts will make sure you’re fully aware and informed of the various steps available to you.