Your employer has a legal obligation to treat you fairly. If you believe they have failed to do so, you may have grounds for a claim against them. While many people are understandably wary of making a formal complaint to an Employment Tribunal, the majority of workplace disputes can be resolved swiftly and effectively without the need for a formal Tribunal hearing.
Our London-based employment team acts for employees at all levels in companies large and small. We can advise and represent you in all areas of Employment Law ranging from unfair dismissal, disciplinary procedures, grievance policies, discrimination and gross negligence to bullying, harassment, contractual disputes, TUPE transfers and breach of contract claims.
We regularly represent clients at Court and Tribunals as well as offering comprehensive mediation services and advise on ACAS procedures. In addition, we are also able to provide in-house seminars on a fixed fee basis as well a telephone help line/VOIP advice service to employers of all sizes.
We offer an initial no-obligation consultation with one of our employment law specialists, allowing us to discuss your requirements in more detail and explore the best way to resolve your particular employment problem.
Why choose Huggins Lewis Foskett for employment disputes?
Our employment law team have decades of experience representing employees at all levels, from job applicants and entry-level workers through to senior executives and directors.
With high-level expertise in all areas of employment law, we can quickly cut through the confusion, giving you certainty over your rights and the likely outcome of any action we recommend.
We are passionate about protecting your employment rights and getting the best possible outcome for you. With strong skills in negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, we work to find a positive way forward without the need for an Employment Tribunal. However, where tribunal action is required, we can offer the experience and strong representation needed to secure a fair result for you.
Our employment law expertise
Our London employment lawyers can advise you on all areas of employment law, including:
- Reviewing contracts of employment & directors' service agreements
- Restrictive covenants, including non-compete clauses & non-disclosure agreements
- Contract disputes
- Disciplinary proceedings
- Raising workplace grievances
- Workplace discrimination
- Unfair dismissal
- Constructive dismissal
- TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations)
- Settlement agreements
- Employment Tribunal claims
Taking a non-confrontational approach to employment disputes
In most cases, through our strong expertise in settlement agreements and the ACAS Early Conciliation process, we can resolve employment disputes without the need for you to attend an Employment Tribunal hearing.
We regularly represent employees during settlement negotiations and advise on settlement agreements offered by employers. We can ensure any settlement agreement you are offered is fair and that your employee rights are respected at all times.
ACAS Early Conciliation
If you wish to make an Employment Tribunal claim, you will often need to attempt ACAS Early Conciliation first. We can represent you during discussions with an ACAS conciliator who will then act as an intermediary between you and your employer or former employer.
You do not have to take part in Early Conciliation if you think it is not right for you or your situation, but you will still need to contact ACAS to secure a reference number before taking your claim forward to an Employment Tribunal.
Our employment law fees
We recognise that the cost of pursuing a claim against your employer can be a concern and so we aim to be completely clear about our pricing up front so you can make an informed decision before deciding what action to take.
Depending on the circumstances, your employer may sometimes cover the cost of your legal advice. This is most commonly the case if you are offered a settlement agreement to resolve a dispute or potential dispute, in which case your employer will likely cover the cost of independent legal advice for you. This is because taking such advice is a requirement for the agreement to be legally binding.
Where you cover the cost of your own legal advice, we will make sure you are kept up to date at all times about the fees and any other costs, so that you can keep complete control over your expenditure.
For an indication of our fees, please take a look at our pricing page.
Our London employment lawyers
Speak to our employment law solicitors in London today
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