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Employment Law For Employees

Here at Stephen Pinder we understand that problems at work can have an impact on you and your family and appreciate the stress that can be caused by not understanding your employment rights. We will ensure that you know where you stand, every step of the way.

Some of the areas in which we can help you are listed below, please feel free to contact us regarding any Employment topic, if it is listed below or not.

We understand that one of your main questions is "How much do we charge for personal advice.?"   View Our Fees Here or view the FAQ below

If you are experiencing problems with your Contract of Employment our expert Employment Law team can help. 

The most common examples of breach of contract / unlawful deduction claims are:

  • Unpaid bonuses
  • Underpayment of commission
  • Unpaid tips
  • Outstanding holiday pay
  • Late payment of salary
  • A unilateral reduction in pay

If your employment will last for more than a month, your employer must provide you with a written statement confirming the main terms of your employment.

Occasionally employers will find it necessary to discipline an employee if they suspect that the employee has committed an act of misconduct or gross misconduct. However, an employer must follow a fair and reasonable disciplinary process before imposing a disciplinary sanction.

Over the past four decades a framework of wide-ranging laws have been introduced to prevent individuals from being discriminated against in the workplace. The Equality Act 2010 (EqA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees because of:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnerships
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

If you have been denied a flexible working request by your employer then our expert Employment Law team can help.  

An employee wishing to lodge a grievance should make sure that they are fully prepared before they meet their employer and have a clear picture of the outcome they want to achieve. Legal advice should be sought at an early stage to ensure that the grievance is as successful as possible.

Employees are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday each year, which equates to 28 days including bank holidays.

If you have been placed at risk of redundancy, or have been made redundant, then  our Employment Law team can help you.

Restrictive Covenants are provisions in an Employment Contract which, following the termination of your employment, limit your freedom to trade or to take up employment with an employer of your choice. 

A Settlement Agreement is a document that allows an employee to agree with their employer not to pursue an Employment Tribunal claim, and not to initiate legal proceedings in the future.

See our Settlement Agreement page for more information. 

Our team can advise you on the merits of your claim, the preparation of Employment Tribunal documents, conducting settlement negotiations on your behalf, or managing your claim all the way through to a final hearing. We are proud of our very high success rate and have achieved great results for our clients.

If you have two years’ continuous service you have the right not to be unfairly dismissed.

Protection for whistleblowers was introduced by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. This legislation protects a Whistleblower whose employer dismisses them or subjects them to a detriment on the ground that they have made a Protected Disclosure.

It is important to be realistic when considering your settlement and figure out how much your potential claim is worth, and also what you would be happy with.

Yes we are pleased to say that there are tax breaks available for your settlement agreement, which both sides can benefit from.

Solicitors' fees can be a daunting prospect and, sometimes, you might not even look for legal advice because you fear they are unaffordable. The fees we charge for legal advice for employees depends on each case.  If you want to learn more about our charges, please see: Costs Explained HERE.


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