Employment law regulates the relationship between employers and employees.
It governs what employers can expect from employees, what employers can ask employees to do and employees’ rights at work.
You are entitled to fair treatment in your place of work under the Equality Act 2010.
If you have been treated less favourably at work because of any one or more of the following, you have a right a discrimination claim:
We can represent you in the Tribunal to help secure the compensation you deserve.
This includes for issues based on discrimination such as:
It is important to understand what unfair dismissal is by law.
This is because different rights might apply depending on the circumstances. It might be unfair dismissal if an employee worked for their employer for at least 2 years and any of the following apply:
The fair dismissal procedure must follow the ACAS Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures:
By law under the Employment Rights Act 1996, your employer must pay your wages on your agreed pay day. If an employer does not pay on time, it can:
If you have not been able to resolve your pay issue with your employer, you might be able to make a claim to an employment tribunal.
If you want to do this, first you must tell ACAS you want to make a claim to an employment tribunal. (early conciliation)
When you contact ACAS, you will have the chance to try to resolve your case through ACAS before formally submitting a claim to an employment tribunal.
If you make a claim, you will need to show evidence of what you are owed.
Settlement agreements are legally binding contracts which can be used to end the employment relationship on agreed terms. Their main feature is that they waive an individual’s right to make a claim to a court or employment tribunal on the matters that are specifically covered in the agreement in return for a cash payment.
Settlement agreements may be proposed prior to undertaking any other formal process. They usually include some form of payment to the employee by the employer and may also include a reference.
Such settlements can be made on a without prejudice basis which means that they cannot be used as evidence in an unfair dismissal claim to an employment tribunal.
We at KJC Solicitors can assist you in drafting up a settlement agreement advise you on one which has been given to you and/or represent you in the employment tribunal whether you are an Employer or an Employee.
Letter of Claim
Protocol Letter of Claim
Settling Particulars of Claim
Draft initial letter of claim re business debt
Fixed fee to advise Small Claims Court and settle Particulars of Claim
To litigate case up to settling before trial
To litigate case up to and including trial
£250.00 per hour