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Personal Employment Law Solicitors Preston

Personal Employment Law & Tribunal Solicitors in Preston

Employment disputes can be difficult and stressful to manage alone, especially if you believe your livelihood or employment status is under threat. At Farleys, we are here to help put your mind at ease!

We understand how distressing employment law cases can be for all parties involved, and offer a complete range of employment law services to help reach satisfactory resolution.

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience handling employment law cases. Our team of friendly, straight-talking solicitors have an outstanding track record of winning employment disputes on behalf of employees.

Our personal employment law services:

Disciplinary, appeals and dismissal

We handle a range of employment law cases, including those which involve disciplinary, appeals, and dismissal cases.

You should be able to review any policies relating to disciplinary, appeals and dismissal procedures within your employment contract (or employee handbook). If you are unable to find a specific policy or procedure outlined in your contract, you should ask your employer to provide details of their procedures as soon as possible, as it’s vital to understand exactly how the policy affects you before you enter into any disciplinary, appeal, or dismissal proceedings.

Our experienced, knowledgeable team can help you understand what these policies mean from a legal perspective. We’ll give you straight-talking, actionable legal advice and guidance on what steps are available to you, based on your situation and the type of employment dispute concerned.

Discrimination in the workplace

Employment disputes can cover a wide range of topics, including discrimination in the workplace, which we understand can be particularly distressing. We want you to know that you aren’t alone, and that 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 workplace discrimination, it’s always best to speak with a solicitor or legal advisor as soon as possible. Our expert team of employment law solicitors are specialists in their field, enabling us to assist you at every step of the process. That means we’ll be able to advise you on your rights and the best way to proceed, including helping you to make a claim against your employer.

Employment Tribunal

Employment Tribunals are considered a ‘last resort’ method of resolving a dispute between you and your employer. An Employment Tribunal can only be pursued once all other means of resolution with your employer have been exhausted.

The purpose of an Employment Tribunal is to settle a range of employment disputes, including grievances, discrimination, disciplinary issues, or unfair dismissal claims. Before attending, it’s important to bear in mind that the decisions made by an Employment Tribunal are legally binding – similar to the Court, but are less formal.

We can give you the legal advice and guidance you need throughout every stage of the dispute process – even before you decide to make an application to the Employment Tribunal.

You are required to 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 you’re unable to resolve a dispute between you and your employer during an informal meeting, you may choose to raise an official grievance.

There is no legally binding process in order to raise a grievance with your employer. Both you and your employer will 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 all disciplinary and grievance procedures.

We have a wealth of experience, knowledge, and understanding in handling this complex area of employment law, and our straight-talking experts will make sure you’re fully aware and informed of the various options available to you.

Harassment and bullying at work

UK law is very clear in stipulating that everyone should be able to feel comfortable at work. Even so, countless employees still experience daily workplace harassment and bullying, which can take a severe toll on emotional and mental health. These feelings can ultimately have an impact on performance and productivity not just for those involved, but for those witnessing this behaviour as well.

This situation can be further compounded for people who work in small businesses, as the perpetrators are often more likely to be in senior positions or other positions of direct power and influence.

In these situations, it is common for people to feel trapped and that (for whatever reason) they’re unable to report the problems. If you are in such a 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 the simple truth is that any instances of bullying or harassment in the workplace are just not acceptable.

At Farleys Solicitors, we handle a range of cases including sexual harassment, racial harassment, and bullying in the workplace, making us the perfect people to give you clear, jargon-free legal advice, so that you need to make an informed decision about how best to proceed.

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

Breach of employment contract legal advice

If your employer has acted unfairly towards you or has made changes to your work or job that you did not accept, it may constitute a breach of your employment contract.

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

Our team of friendly, straight-talking solicitors are here to help. We can answer your questions, give further information about the relevant legislation, and provide you with expert legal advice tailored to your circumstances.

Redundancies and redundancy package advice

Redundancy is an extremely complex area of employment law in the UK. If your employer has failed to follow the highly-structured procedures outlined by law, you may be able to bring a claim against them.

At Farleys Solicitors, our friendly and understanding team know all too well the devastating effect that a notice of redundancy can have on your life. Our aim is to help and support you during this difficult time by giving you the clear, expert legal advice you need to make informed decisions based on your individual circumstances.

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 do everything from reviewing redundancy packages to representing your case.

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

Settlement agreements / compromise agreements

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

Legally, you are required to seek advice and to get a signature from a qualified solicitor before you sign any settlement agreement proposed to you. The signature of your solicitor is required for the document to be seen and processed as valid and legally binding, so that you can get the compensation you are owed.

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

We will give you clear legal advice and guidance (where required) to help you fully understand the exact terms of the settlement, including what you’re signing, what it means, and what you’ll need to do next.

To ensure your interests are accurately represented and protected throughout the settlement negotiation process and in the final deal, it’s best to reach out to an employment solicitor as soon as possible.

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, at 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 Preston 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 Preston, Manchester, Blackburn, Accrington, and Burnley.

Contact a Personal Employment Solicitor in Preston

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

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