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Personal Employment Law Solicitors Blackburn

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:

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.

Employment tribunal

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.

Free Online Claim Assessment

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

Harassment and bullying at work

UK law is clear that everyone should be able to feel comfortable at work, but workplace bullying or harassment can severely impact your quality of life. If the bullying or harassment is severe enough, it may lead to feelings of degradation or demoralisation, which can ultimately end up impacting performance and productivity. It can be even more difficult for those who work in small businesses, where the perpetrators may be in senior positions or other positions of power.

In these situations, it’s common for people to feel trapped and that (for whatever reason) they’re unable to report the problems. If you’re in this sort of situation, remember that you aren’t alone, and that you should seek expert legal advice as soon as possible.

You have rights as an employee, and any instances of workplace bullying or harassment are not acceptable. At Farleys Solicitors, we can give you the legal advice and guidance you need to make an informed decision. We handle a range of cases including sexual harassment, racial harassment, or other types of bullying in the workplace.

Breach of employment contract legal advice

A breach of employment contract typically occurs when your employer has acted unfairly towards you, or has made changes to your work or job that you did not accept.

If you continue to work after these changes, it can be perceived (by your employer and the law) as implicit acceptance of those terms. Therefore, if you think a breach of contract may have occurred, it’s important to speak with an employment law solicitor as soon as possible.

Our team of friendly employment law solicitors can can assist you through this complex area of law, answering any questions you might have, and providing you with expert advice tailored to your circumstances.

Redundancies and redundancy package advice

Redundancy is an extremely complex area of UK employment law. You may be able to bring a claim against your employer if they have failed to follow the highly-structured procedures outlined by law.

At Farleys, our friendly solicitors know all too well the devastating impact that a notice of redundancy can have on your life. We want to help you as much as we can, and our mission is to support you with expert legal advice and guidance throughout the process.

We can help you in a variety of situations, including those where you feel you might be at risk of being made redundant in the near future. Our team of knowledgeable, experienced specialists can handle everything from reviewing redundancy packages to directly representing your case.

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

Settlement agreements / compromise agreements

A settlement agreement (formerly a compromise agreement) is a legally binding document that outlines the specific terms for the termination of your employment is called. It will also  detail any compensation to be paid.

Legally, you’ll be required to seek advice and get sign off from a qualified solicitor before you sign a settlement agreement. Without the signature of your solicitor, the document won’t be seen as legally valid, so it’s vital in order for you to get the compensation you’re owed.

The cost of your legal advice is usually paid by your employer, either partly or in full.

At Farleys, you can rely on us to give you clear, detailed legal advice that helps you understand exactly what you’re signing. We’ll cover the terms of the settlement, what it means, and what you’ll need to do next.

It’s best to contact an employment solicitor sooner rather than later, to ensure your interests are accurately represented and protected throughout the negotiation process and in the final deal itself.

Why choose Farleys Solicitors

At Farleys we’ll be with you every step of the way, providing advice and services to help you through any area in employment law – from contracts to dismissals, redundancy to discrimination. We can also represent you at an Employment Tribunal, through an appeal process, or help you to negotiate a settlement.

We provide our clients with expert legal advice, as well as friendly and straight-talking legal services – all at a fair cost. You can rely on us to keep you informed of any changes throughout the process.

If you need to speak with one of our employment law solicitors in Blackburn about any of our employment dispute services, you can reach us by phone on 0845 050 1958, chat with us, send us an email, or visit our offices. We have several conveniently located offices across the North West in Blackburn, Manchester, Preston, Accrington, and Burnley.

Contact a Personal Employment Solicitor in Blackburn

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

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