Employment law solicitors

Employment law help for employees

Bishopsgate Law employment law solicitors are experienced at advising employees who have been treated unfairly or discriminated against at work about bringing an employment tribunal claim, and representing them at the tribunal.

If you believe you have grounds for an employment tribunal claim, we can assess your case by e-mail.

Or, you can contact us for a free initial half-hour appointment to discuss your claim.

Time limits apply to employment tribunal claims, so do not delay getting in touch.

Employment rights

Employment rights and entitlements for employees include:

Discrimination or harassment at work, and the Equality Act 2010

All workers have the right not to be discriminated against in relation to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, under the Equality Act 2010.

Workers or employees who believe they have been discriminated against at work can make a complaint to an employment tribunal. The tribunal can make unlimited compensation awards in discrimination cases, which can also involve compensation for injury to feelings.

More information about workplace discrimination claims and the Equality Act 2010.

Disability discrimination

Employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

More information about disability discrimination claims.

Equal pay claims

The Equality Act 2010 gives a right to equal pay for men and women doing equal work. This covers people in the same employment and includes equality in pay and other contractual terms.

More information about equal pay claims.

Unfair dismissal

If you are dismissed you may be able to make a claim for compensation or even ask an employment tribunal to order your employer to give you your job back.

The law is complex but we can tell you if you may have a case, help you bring a claim, negotiate with your employer to get your job back, or for compensation, or represent you at the tribunal.

More information about unfair dismissal.

Constructive dismissal

More information about constructive dismissal.

Settlement agreements – get independent legal advice

If you have been offered a settlement agreement by your employer it is important that you seek independent legal advice before signing it, and also a legal requirement. Once you sign the agreement you will not be able to make a claim against your employer at the employment tribunal.

Normally your employer will agree to pay for you to receive independent legal advice.

We can advise you about the implications of signing a settlement agreement. Where you have been offered an agreement that we cannot advise that you should sign we will open negotiations on your behalf to seek agreement of suitable terms with your employer.

More information about settlement agreements.

Employment tribunal claims

An employee who believes they have been unfairly treated or discriminated against at work may be able to bring a claim before an employment tribunal.

Strict time limits apply to employment tribunal claims, so get legal advice without delay.


Free case assessment by e-mail

If you believe you may have a case to make an employment tribunal claim, we can make an assessment of your case based on the facts and information you send us by e-mail.

Get a free case assessment by e-mail (employment tribunal claims).

How to contact us

You can arrange an appointment to see an employment lawyer at our offices in London EC2, or Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

Please call our reception team at Potters Bar to make an appointment at the London or Hertfordshire offices on 01707 246100 (9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday).

More information about how to contact us, e-mail, office addresses, and maps.


Free first appointment

We offer a free initial half-hour appointment for most employment law matters. Usually, we can discuss the brief facts of your matter and can give you an idea of whether you have a case where we can help you. We will also talk to you about funding any work that we do for you. You get an opportunity to meet us and decide whether you want us to represent you.


The employment law team at Bishopsgate Law

The employment law solicitors at Bishopsgate Law are:

  • Martin Phillips
  • Ian Hurst
  • Karina Laird

More information about the solicitors and legal team at Bishopsgate Law.

Free employment rights guide to download

Download our free guide to your rights at work.

Employment law help for employers and businesses

If you are an employer or business owner looking for employment law help there is more information about how we can help you here.