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 make an assessment of your case by e-mail, or you can contact us for a free initial consultation by appointment to discuss your claim.
We can give you the independent legal advice you must get before signing an employment settlement agreement with your employer.
We can undertake employment tribunal claims on a contingency fee (No win no fee) basis where we assess the chances of success are good enough.
Time limits apply to employment tribunal claims, so do not delay getting in touch.
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.
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.
There is more information about your rights at work in our free guide.
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.
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.
We offer a free initial consultation by appointment for most matters, so we can discuss the brief facts, and can give you an idea of whether you have a potential claim or a case where we can help you.
You can arrange an appointment to see an employment lawyer at our offices in London EC2, or Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.
Martin Phillips is an experienced employment law solicitor who qualified in 1981. He has represented many claimants and respondents in unfair dismissal and discrimination cases at employment tribunals. He has a particular interest in disability discrimination cases. Workplace accident claims are another area where he has successfully acted for his clients on many occasions.
Ian Hurst has specialised in employment law and litigation since qualifying as a solicitor in 1999. He has a great deal of employment law experience, having acted for both large companies and trade unions as well as individuals. He has undertaken advocacy at employment tribunals including multi-day discrimination claims.