EMB Solicitors
49 Kingfisher Drive
Chatham
Kent
ME5 7NY
01634 313 002

Our Services - Assisting Employees

Assisting Employees

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Most of us consider work a key to our sense of identity and self worth. If things go wrong, it can have a devastating effect on us both financially and emotionally. We have helped many people by giving realistic, practical and jargon-free advice to get the best result for you.

Funding is a particularly important issue, particularly if you have just lost your job. For more information on funding please refer to our guidance on this website.

We can help you in many areas of employment law, including:
 
  • Redundancy and Compromise Agreements: We will get you the best available deal when negotiating Severance / Compromise Agreements.
  • Unfair Dismissal:   You may have been unfairly dismissed for supposed misconduct, or dismissed for alleged poor performance. You may have been forced to resign. We will give you practical, realistic advice on the value and merits of your claim and take the claim all the way to a Tribunal hearing if settlement is not possible.
  • Discrimination Claims:  Discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religious belief is unlawful and can have a devastating effect on the victim. Few employers ever admit to discrimination or harassment and some will do it unwittingly. We have substantial experience in all types of discrimination claims and are skilled at presenting Tribunal claims.
  • Work-place bullying and harassment:  We can help you if you are being bullied at work. We may be able to stop it happening, or if things have gone too far, we can seek a negotiated severance for you.
  • Disciplinary proceedings: We can advise you on how best to present your case at disciplinary or grievance hearings.
  • Deductions from your pay: If your boss has docked your pay without your written consent, or failed to pay you for accrued holiday, you may be able to claim ‘unlawful deduction of wages’. We can help stop this happening or bring a claim to recover the money docked.
  • Working excessive hours:  If your employer is working you like a slave, or failing to give you paid holiday, they may be in breach of the Working Time Regulations.
  • Maternity & Paternity Rights:  If you are a mother-to-be or have given birth, we can intervene when your health and safety has been threatened, or your employment put at risk and can clarify what your legal rights are. There is now the right to paternity leave, unpaid parental leave and unpaid time off to deal with family emergencies. We can advise you on these rights and how to apply them.
  • Flexible Working: Parents with children under the age of six and disabled children have the legal right to request flexible working. We can help you assert this right.
  • Whistle-blowing:  Are you a whistle blower? You may become aware that something illegal, unlawful or unethical is going on in your organisation. We will advise you what to do about it and act for you if you suffer a detriment as a result of making a protected disclosure.
  • Time Limits:   Don’t forget, most claims must generally be received by the Employment Tribunal no later than three months from the date of the last act complained of. You should now normally make use of internal procedures (such as appeals or grievances) before bringing a claim in the Tribunal. If you do so you may be entitled to an extension of time in which to bring your claim.
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EMB Solicitors is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 278134). Principal: Eliza Callaghan, LLB(Hons)  Read the SRA Rules
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