Employment Law for Employees
If you are dealing with difficulties at work, we understand how stressful this can be. If you feel you are being treated unfairly by your employer then it is time to seek legal advice from solicitors specialising in employment law.
At Tayntons, our team of employment law specialists have a great deal of expertise in workplace disputes from minor differences and grievances, to bullying, unfair dismissal and even discrimination. It may be that you have been dismissed by your employer or your employer is trying to force a contractual change on you. In these circumstances it is important you know your legal rights.
We know how confusing and complicated dealing with employment issues can be. The stakes are high, with implications on not just your current job, but your future employment. Our employment law solicitors will give you advice and support so that the issues can be resolved as quickly as possible.
For initial advice and to discuss your legal options, we offer an initial consultation of up to 45 minutes for a fixed fee of £150.00 + VAT (£180.00 inc. VAT).
How we help with employment law advice for employees
We offer a wide range of legal services for employees seeking employment law advice in Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean and throughout Gloucestershire.
Our employment solicitors can assist you with:
Your contract of employment forms a crucial part of your employment rights. We can advise you on the terms of the contract before you sign it and, where necessary, negotiate on your behalf to improve its terms.
If your employer has breached your employment contract, we will advise you of your rights and the next steps to be taken to enforce them.
Dealing with discrimination and harassment at work can be extremely upsetting and is not something you should have to put up with. Your employer has a duty to stop this behaviour. If you have experienced this type of problem, we can represent you when negotiating with your employer and hopefully resolve the problem quickly and amicably.
A large section of Employment Law exists to protect your rights to a balanced work and family life. These include maternity and paternity leave and pay, rights to request flexible working, parental leave, part-time working and time off to deal with the needs of dependants.
If you are concerned that your employer is not taking the law seriously when dealing with you, please seek legal advice.
If you are experiencing unfair treatment or you are involved in a workplace dispute, we will help you obtain a fair outcome. This could be related to equal pay, unfair treatment, whistleblowing, unlawful deductions from your wages, issues with your employment contract or unfair or constructive dismissal.
If your employer is considering making you redundant, there is a process to follow. We can advise you on what constitutes a fair process and whether your rights and interests have been breached. We can further advise on your notice pay and redundancy payments.
Employment contracts and service agreements for senior executives and directors are often lengthy and extremely complex.
Our employment law team can advise you on the implications of signing and where necessary negotiate on your behalf to obtain terms and conditions that will be in your best interests.
If you are being made redundant or you have been involved in a dispute with your employer, you may be asked to sign a settlement agreement, formerly referred to as a compromise agreement.
This is a legal contract between you and your employer whereby they will pay you a specified sum of money to leave your employment. The agreement will contain a waiver of several your rights, including the right to bring most types of legal action against your employer. It is a legal requirement that you have independent legal advice before signing it.
If your employer’s business is being sold or taken over, you have a number of rights under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, often referred to as TUPE.
Your new employer is required to continue your employment and observe the terms and conditions of your current employment contract unless there is a justifiable economic, technical or organisational reason not to.
If you believe that your employer has breached this requirement, you should take legal advice. A change in business ownership is a complex process and employees can be vulnerable if changes are proposed.
Unfair dismissal / Discrimination
If you have been dismissed from your position unfairly, the process of dismissing you has been unfair or you believe that you have been discriminated against, you may be entitled to bring a case against your employer. Our team can advise you of your rights and whether your dismissal was unfair and talk you through the options available to you to rectify the situation.
Why choose Tayntons employment law solicitors?
Our employment law team understand how stressful it is to be in dispute with your employer. You will find us to be supportive and helpful and we will make sure that you have the expert advice and guidance that you need.
Partner and employment solicitor Alex Lyttle has particular expertise in the area of employment law and dispute resolution, with a strong track record of success for his clients over many years.
Wherever possible, we will work to resolve matters without the need for a court or tribunal hearing, as this is usually quicker and more economical.
As well as legal expertise across the field of employment law, we provide an excellent personal service to our clients, responding to calls and emails quickly and taking the time to explain the legal position and answer questions.
Our employment law advice fees
We handle employment issues on a fixed fee basis where appropriate so that you will have a clear idea of the costs involved. Where issues are dealt with on an hourly basis, we offer a competitive rate with a realistic estimate of the costs provided in advance.
Get in touch with our employment law solicitors in Gloucester
Looking for help with issues relating to employment law? We act for clients in Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean and across Gloucestershire.