Bishopsgate Law employment law solicitors are experienced at advising employees who believe they have been treated unfairly or discriminated against at work.
We can give you the independent legal advice you must get before signing an employment settlement agreement with your employer.
If you are unfairly dismissed you may be able to make an employment tribunal claim for compensation or ask the 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 to make a claim at an employment tribunal, or negotiate with your employer to get your job back, or for compensation. We can represent you at the employment tribunal.
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.
Employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people.
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.
Circumstances where an employer does not terminate an employee’s contract, but behaves in such a way as to entitle the employee to resign and to claim that they have effectively been dismissed as a result of the employer’s bad conduct may amount to a constructive dismissal.
Find out more about your rights at work in our free guide.
It covers the contract of employment, wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, the right to be accompanied to disciplinary and grievance hearings, employment tribunals, the Equality Act and workplace discrimination, and equal pay.
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.
You can arrange an appointment to see an employment lawyer at our offices in Bishopsgate, London EC2.