Disciplinary, Appeals and Dismissal Solicitors Manchester
At Farleys we handle a range of disciplinary, appeals, and dismissal cases.
We know how worrying it can be if you’ve been suspended, you’re under investigation, or you’re facing other disciplinary action at work. Our experienced employment law solicitors at Farleys can help you to ascertain where you stand from a legal perspective in these sorts of situations. We can help you to understand what next steps are available to you, making everything as clear and simple for you as possible.
While disciplinary policy varies from employer to employer, all employers must have a written procedure in place. Typically, this is outlined in your employment contract. If it’s not, you should ask to see it right away, so you understand how the policy affects you before you enter into any disciplinary proceedings.
Discrimination in the Workplace Manchester Solicitors
Dealing with discrimination in the workplace can be particularly upsetting. Remember that you aren’t alone, and there are laws in place to protect you. Bullying and discrimination laws in the UK account for all types of discrimination, including age, race, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability.
If you feel that you may have a workplace discrimination claim, it’s best to speak with an employment law solicitor as soon as possible. An expert will be able to advise you of your rights and may be able to assist you with making a claim against your employer.
Employee Grievance Procedure Solicitors Manchester
If the problem cannot be resolved at an informal meeting between you and your employer, you may decide to raise an official grievance.
It’s important to note there is no legally binding process that both employers and employees must follow in order to raise a grievance. However, there is an Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Code of Practice which applies to disciplinary and grievance procedures. The code sets out a series of principles both parties must follow, including their standards of behaviour during the process.
Our experienced employment law specialists at Farleys are happy to provide legal advice and guidance to help you through the employee grievance procedure. We’ll make sure you’re fully aware and informed of the various steps available to you.
Employment Tribunal Solicitors Manchester
There’s a number of reasons why you might need to attend an Employment Tribunal. The decisions made by Employment Tribunals are legally binding, similar to the Court but less formal, and will aim to settle a range of employment disputes, including grievances, discrimination, disciplinary issues, or unfair dismissal claims.
Employment Tribunals should be seen as a last resort when you’re engaged in a dispute with your employer, and only pursued when all other means of resolution have been exhausted. In most cases you must make an application to begin an Employment Tribunal claim within three months of the date that your employment ended, or within three months of the date that the incident occurred.
Our solicitors are experts in representing clients during every stage of the legal process, including bringing cases before an Employment Tribunal.
Harassment and Bullying at Work Solicitors Manchester
Your quality of life at work can be severely impacted by harassment or bullying in the workplace. The law states that everyone should be able to feel comfortable at work, and many people find that particularly severe behaviour can leave them feeling degraded or demoralised, affecting their performance and productivity. It can be particularly difficult for those who work in small businesses, where the perpetrators may be in senior positions or other positions of power.
It’s common for people who are being bullied at work to feel trapped, and that they’re unable to report the problems. If you’ve found yourself in a similar situation, it’s important to remember that you aren’t alone, and that you have rights as an employee. Any instances of bullying or harassment in the workplace is not acceptable.
Our expert team of solicitors at Farleys can give you legal advice and can assist you with your case if you have been a victim of sexual harassment, racial harassment, or bullying in the workplace.
Breach of Employment Contract Legal Advice Manchester
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. In most cases, if you continue to work after these changes, it could be perceived as implicit acceptance of them. Therefore, in cases where you think a breach of contract may have occurred, we recommend you speak with an employment law solicitor as soon as possible.
Remember there are laws in place to protect you in the workplace, and it’s important for your employer to respect your rights, as set out by these laws.
Our employment law solicitors can provide legal advice, answer any questions you might have, and can assist you through this complicated area of employment law.
Redundancies and Redundancy Package Advice in Manchester
Employment law in the UK is extremely complex, especially when it comes to redundancy. The procedure your employer has to follow is highly structured, and if they fail to do so correctly, you may be able to bring a claim against them.
Many Employment Disputes, including redundancy, often occur because an employer has failed to give proper notice. Our employment law team understand that redundancies and job cuts are extremely stressful for employees, and we will always help and support you as much as we can!
We can help at every stage of the redundancy process, including situations where you feel you may be at risk of being made redundant in the near future. We’ll be able to give you expert legal advice, drawing upon our vast expertise in handling employee redundancy cases and reviewing redundancy packages.
Settlement Agreements / Compromise Agreements
A settlement agreement, formerly known as a compromise agreement, is a legally binding document that outlines the terms upon which your employment will be terminated. It will also detail any compensation to be paid.
You’ll be asked to sign the document prepared by your employer’s solicitor, but before you do you’re required to seek advice from a qualified solicitor. In order for the document to be valid and for you to receive the compensation you’re owed, the settlement agreement must be signed off by your solicitor.
The cost of your legal advice is usually funded by your employer, either partially or in full.
Our team of solicitors are well versed in employment law, and can clearly advise you on the terms of the settlement so that you know exactly what you’re signing, what it means, and what you’ll need to do next.
We recommend you reach out to an employment solicitor long before you reach a deal. That way your interests are accurately represented and protected throughout the negotiation process.
Why choose Farley’s Solicitors in Manchester?
At Farley’s 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, or can help you 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 specialist solicitors in Manchester 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 Manchester, Blackburn, Preston, Accrington, and Burnley.