The employment team regularly advise both employees and employers on their rights and obligations in the workplace. If you are an employee who has been treated unfairly by your employer we can let you know where you stand. If you have been unfairly dismissed or discriminated against, we can represent you before the employment tribunal. In some cases we may be willing to represent you on a “no win, no fee” basis.
We have also helped clients to defend employment tribunal claims, but for employers we strongly believe that prevention is better than cure. We are able to draft contracts of employment and provide you with policies to head off complaints and assist you in dealing with your staff in a firm but fair way.
To succeed in an employment tribunal claim, you need a solicitor with an eye for detail and the ability to present your case in the most favourable light. As an experienced advocate, Jon knows the evidence you will need to persuade the tribunal. Jon accepts instructions from both employers and employees. Some of the more complex cases in which Jon has recently been successful include:
- Breach of the collective consultation requirements of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (Jon secured the maximum award for two claimants following an appeal to the EAT)
- Reinstatement order in a case concerning allegations of gross misconduct
- Whistleblowing claim against a school
- Disability discrimination claim against a major local employer
Jon is also frequently engaged to advise employees on settlement agreements.
Louise works alongside Jon in the Employment Team. She has assisted Jon on unfair dismissal and whistleblowing cases. She has previous knowledge of working with employers on employment policies through her work with Trade Unions and ACAS Disciplinary and Grievance Guidelines.