Areas of Law / Employment

We spend the majority of our lives at work – so when something goes wrong in the workplace, or you think you have been unfairly treated, you need expert legal advice at the earliest opportunity to ensure that your rights are protected.

Employment law is very fast moving and complicated, and very few people have a clear idea of their rights at work. Our employment lawyers can advise on a wide range of work related matters including;

  • Bullying at work
  • Discrimination
  • Pay Disputes
  • Redundancy
  • Unfair dismissal

Our employment lawyers can also offer advice on the nicer side of employment law, such as helping you negotiate your contract for that dream job.

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Employment Questions

My employers keep changing the terms of my employment contract. For example, six months ago they changed our weekly payment to monthly, and now they’’re changing our holiday year to run from January 1st instead of April 1st, so it seems we only get four weeks’ holiday this year.

We are a group of office workers at a large company, but our jobs are disappearing because they’’ve brought in a new system. Instead of being offered redundancy we’’ve been asked to apply for manual jobs in the warehouse on lower pay and a shift system. Do we have to do this, or are we entitled to take redundancy?

I work Tuesdays and Thursdays at a sports centre, and have done for 13 years. They’’re talking about closing down my section, but when I asked whether part-timers might be entitled to a redundancy payment they told me I wasn’’t part-time, but “casual”. What’’s the difference?

I am employed by an agency. The agency is suggesting that my entitlement to holiday pay only starts after 12 weeks’ continuous service. Is that correct? Am I entitled to sick pay?

We’’ve been told that if we want to take a holiday we have to arrange for a colleague to cover our shifts while we’re away; otherwise we cannot take the holiday. This happened on four occasions this year because there just aren’’t enough staff. To cover for someone else sometimes means you have to work 15 days in a row, which takes us over the 48-hour week. Is this legal?

The company I work for has been taken over, and it’’s possible we will have to relocate in a year’s time. If I don’’t want to move will I be entitled to claim redundancy, or can they refuse to pay redundancy because we have been offered a job elsewhere?

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