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Employment Law for Individuals

Employment disputes are stressful. Employment relationships can be like family relationships: they can be close but when they break down, it can have a huge impact on your life and also your finances.

If you need advice regarding employment law, you not only want an employment lawyer with the experience, skill and knowledge to give you the answers you need, but one that can empathise with your situation. Our employment lawyers understand that the prospect of legal proceedings can be overwhelming but we can help minimise the stress placed on you whilst seeking the best possible resolution, which might be either a Settlement Agreement or Employment Tribunal claim.

Our employment lawyers also advise where a matter is not contentious, whether that be a Settlement Agreement in a redundancy situation or if you are looking to negotiate the terms of your Contract of Employment or freelance agreement.

We know that money can be tight when you need employment law advice. We therefore offer no win no fee agreements to bring Employment Tribunal claims in suitable cases and also identify whether you might be able to use existing legal expenses insurance to pay your legal fees.

Our employment lawyers are based in our London office but can also see you at our Watford Office.

Contact us on 020 7935 3522, lt@freemanssolicitors.net or using the contact form

Employment Law Services for you:

Settlement Agreements and Negotiated Exits

Whether you are looking to negotiate a deal with your employer or simply need advice on a Settlement Agreement’s terms, we can help you. Our specialist expertise ensures that our clients are properly advised about the terms of the agreement and how that impacts the taxation of any compensation payments. Where possible, we will work within your employer’s contribution to legal fees so that you are not out of pocket.

Bringing an Employment Tribunal Claim

Our employment lawyers have vast experience of bringing Employment Tribunal claims involving almost all aspects of Employment Law, including Unfair Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal, Discrimination and Harassment, Whistleblowing, TUPE, Redundancy, Working Rights for Parents and Carers, Breach of Contract, Holiday Pay and Unlawful Deductions from Wages, representing clients in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal as well as at first instance. Whilst we will take your case all the way if necessary, in most cases we are able to reach a favourable settlement that resolves the issue more quickly and without the stress and pressure of a full trial.

Unfair Dismissal

If you believe that you have been unfairly dismissed, our unfair dismissal lawyers can help you appeal that decision internally, negotiate a settlement with your former employer or bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal. We know that money will be tight if you have been unfairly dismissed. We therefore offer no win no fee agreements to bring Employment Tribunal claims in suitable cases and also identify whether you might be able to use existing legal expenses insurance to pay your legal fees.

Constructive Dismissal

If you resigned because of something your employer did (or did not do), our employment lawyers can advise on the prospects of a successful claim for Constructive Dismissal and either seek to negotiate a settlement with your employer or represent you in an Employment Tribunal claim. We can also advise employees who are considering their position: we can help draft a Grievance or your resignation letter, or simply advise what your likely position would be if you did decide to resign.

Whistleblowing

If you believe that you have been dismissed or subjected to a detriment because you are a whistleblower, our whistleblowing lawyers can help you raise a Grievance, negotiate a settlement or bring an Employment Tribunal claim. We know that money will be tight if you have lost your job because of whistleblowing. We therefore offer no win no fee agreements to bring Employment Tribunal claims in suitable cases and also identify whether you might be able to use existing legal expenses insurance to pay your legal fees.

Pregnancy Discrimination and Rights for Working Parents and Carers

We understand that the prospect of legal proceedings when pregnant or with a newborn can be overwhelming but our pregnancy discrimination lawyers can help minimise the stress placed on you whilst seeking the best possible resolution, whether that be a Settlement Agreement or Employment Tribunal claim. We know that money will be tight if you have lost your job because of pregnancy discrimination or you are forced to leave after a Flexible Working request is refused. We therefore offer no win no fee agreements to bring Employment Tribunal claims in suitable cases and also identify whether you might be able to use existing legal expenses insurance to pay your legal fees.

Equal Opportunities, Diversity and Discrimination

If you are the victim of discrimination, our discrimination lawyers can help you raise a Grievance, negotiate a settlement or bring an Employment Tribunal claim where necessary. We know that money will be tight if you have lost your job because of discrimination. We therefore offer no win no fee agreements to bring Employment Tribunal claims in suitable cases and also identify whether you might be able to use existing legal expenses insurance to pay your legal fees.

Redundancy

If you believe that you have been made redundant unfairly, our redundancy lawyers can help you appeal your redundancy internally, negotiate a settlement with your former employer or bring a claim to the Employment Tribunal. We know that money will be tight if you have been made redundant unfairly. We therefore offer no win no fee agreements to bring Employment Tribunal claims in suitable cases and also identify whether you might be able to use existing legal expenses insurance to pay your legal fees.

TUPE

Our extensive experience of TUPE means that our TUPE lawyers can advise you whether TUPE is likely to apply in your situation and what rights that gives you. If this leads to a dispute with either the incoming or outgoing employer, we can help settle that dispute or represent you in an Employment Tribunal claim. We know that money will be tight if you have lost your job as a result of a TUPE situation. We therefore offer no win no fee agreements to bring Employment Tribunal claims in suitable cases and also identify whether you might be able to use existing legal expenses insurance to pay your legal fees.

Restrictive Covenants and Injunctions

Our restrictive covenant lawyers can advise whether any restrictive covenants or non-compete clauses in your Contract of Employment are likely to be enforceable by your employer, together with any tactics they are likely to use. We can do this at any stage: before you sign the contract, when you are thinking of leaving for a competitor or after you have handed in your notice. If you a letter threatening an injunction, we can advise on the likely enforceability of your restrictive covenants and suitability of the proposed undertakings before corresponding with your former employer’s Solicitor.

Disciplinary, Capability and Grievance Procedures

Our employment lawyers can advise employees facing disciplinary or capability procedures (including performance improvement plans) on how to present their best possible case. We can also help you draft a grievance so that it is presented in the most persuasive way possible.

Contracts

Our employment lawyers offer fixed fee appointments to discuss both Contracts of Employment and freelance contracts so that you can understand any legalese, IP clauses and restrictive covenants that might affect where you can work after you leave your employment.