Employment Law

Employment Law

Our expert employment solicitors London are here to help support and guide you on employment issues including settlement agreements, contract reviews, unfair dismissal, and harassment in the workplace. If you require advice, click here for employment solicitors near me.

How our employment solicitors London could help?

Over the years we have helped many individuals secure a win against an employer who has acted unfairly. We believe that everyone has the right to a fair contract. This is what motivates our highly trained team of employment solicitors to work tirelessly on your behalf, every single day. Our team offers affordable expert employment advice. Click here to find the best employment solicitors ‘near me’.

In the UK there has been a sharp rise in the number of employees taking their employer to court and being awarded compensation. To facilitate this, UK employment law has been tightened so there is a universal standard that all employees can expect.

What services do our employment solicitors provide?

At Farani Taylor, our employment solicitors have a wealth of experience and knowledge in acting on behalf of employees treated unfairly. The services we provide advice and support for are detailed below:

  • Wrongful and unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Contact breach claims
  • All disputes related to bonuses, commission, shares and entitlements
  • Employment disputes in regulated sectors, included FCA establishments
  • Restrictive covenants, including team moves
  • Shareholder rights including for minorities 
  • Shares and share options
  • Confidentiality and fiduciary duties
  • Redundancy 
  • Harassment and workplace bullying
  • Settlement agreements and negotiations
  • Employment tribunal

If you would like advice on a matter not listed here, please contact our employment solicitors who can provide you with further support and guidance.

What Are Your Rights of Employment?

Your contract should contain the following basic statutory rights, including the right to:

  • a written statement of terms of employment within two months of commencing work
  • an itemised pay slip
  • receive the National Minimum Wage (at least)
  • not to have illegal deductions made
  • For full time employees, the right to at least four weeks paid holiday every year
  • time off for trade union duties
  • For employees with more than two years of service, the right to paid time off work if you are being made redundant
  • For 16 and 17 year olds, the right to have time off to study
  • paid time off for antenatal care
  • request flexible working arrangements to care for dependent children or adults
  • paid maternity/paternity leave
  • unpaid parental leave (for men and women)
  • paid adoption leave
  • work no more than 48 hours per week (due to Health and Safety regulations)
  • weekly and daily rest breaks
  • not to be discriminated against
  • continue working until the age of 65 at least
  • a notice of dismissal
  • written reasons of dismissal
  • receive compensation if unfairly dismissed
  • claim redundancy pay
  • not to suffer detriment or dismissal for blowing the whistle on a matter of public concern at a workplace
  • For part time workers, the right to the same contractual rights as a comparable full time employee and for fixed term employees, the right to have the same contractual rights as a comparable permanent employee.

These rights apply for the majority of workers regardless of how many hours per week they are contracted to work. However, in some cases, a minimum period of employment must be completed first.

If you believe that your employer has not provided you with your full rights under the law, contact our specialist employment solicitors today on 0207 242 1666 to arrange a free, initial consultation. 

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What is the Employment Tribunal?
Open What is the Employment Tribunal?

The Employment Tribunal is for employment disputes and is less formal than a court process. A panel, usually consisting of three people, a legally qualified Judge, and two non-legal representatives, who have experience within employment workplaces. The judgments decided by the Employment Tribunal are legally binding. Please click here to contact our employment solicitors or find out more about the employment tribunal legal fees here.

How long do I have to bring a claim to the Employment Tribunal?
Open How long do I have to bring a claim to the Employment Tribunal?

Your claim must be filed with the appropriate Employment Tribunal within three months. This time frame is extremely strict and if missed, you risk your claim being time-barred. If you wish to bring a claim against your employer, it is advisable to take legal advice as early as possible and to avoid delaying the filing of the ET1.

I have been given a Settlement Agreement and would like some legal advice on it, what is its purpose?
Open I have been given a Settlement Agreement and would like some legal advice on it, what is its purpose?

On occasion, in a redundancy, grievance, or dismissal case, an employer may ask the employee to sign a Settlement Agreement.  This is an agreement by which you may settle, waive or compromise any claims you have raised against your employer/former employer. It is therefore imperative that you seek legal advice before signing any settlement agreement.

How much will an employment tribunal cost?
Open How much will an employment tribunal cost?

The Supreme Court ruled that the fees that Claimants have to pay in order to bring Employment Tribunal Claims are unlawful.

The requirement to pay fees commenced in 2013 after the coalition government passed a Fees Order to that effect. Before that time, a Claimant could issue and pursue a claim in the Employment Tribunal without having to pay any fee at all. 

Whilst you are no longer required to pay a fee to take an employer to a tribunal, if you lose, you may have to pay your employer’s legal fees. We, therefore, highly recommended seeking legal advice before attempting a tribunal case without legal representation. 

The cost for expert legal representation may vary. The number of documents and witnesses involved and the strength in which the employer defends the case as examples will impact your costs. Our employment solicitors London can provide you with a free quote based upon your circumstances and can assist your claim on a fixed fee basis. Contact our team for more information.

What is redundancy?
Open What is redundancy?

Redundancy is where your employer may be closing your place of work or needs to reduce the number of staff they employ.

Your employer will do this to save costs because either they do not have enough business themselves or are changing their business structure and need to reduce their workforce.

Does my employer have to follow a process?
Open Does my employer have to follow a process?

Yes, your employer must follow a full consultation process with you. Usually, this process involves between 2 – 3 consultation meetings where the redundancy is discussed. In these meetings you are allowed to put forward your own proposals and suggestions.

If you have any further questions, please get in touch with our employment solicitors. All initial consultations are free and confidential.

Key Contacts

If you are looking for help and guidance or have a question relating to Employment Law, please contact us today on +44 (0)20 7242 1666.