Having difficulties at work can be exceptionally challenging and can have a great impact on not only your working life but your personal life too. Three Graces Legal regularly assists employees with difficult work situations and can provide them with the advice and assistance they need to move forward. Our clients value our approachability and understanding when it comes to employment concerns and we always fight for their best interests. We can often work with clients on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis or where covered by Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI).
We have helped clients from a broad variety of backgrounds and across all sectors with employment law issues, so no matter your concerns, contact us today. You can get in touch with one of our experienced lawyers by calling 0151 659 1070 or complete our online enquiry form, and we will get back to you without delay. We offer an initial free, no obligation consultation and advice so you can understand the legal issues which may affect you. We look forward to helping you at this challenging time.
Our employment law services for employees
If you have been offered a settlement agreement by your employer, it is a legal requirement that you receive independent advice on the terms and effects of the agreement. Our specialist employment law solicitors will take the time to fully understand your circumstances and fiercely defend your best interests when it comes to negotiating a settlement agreement.
Discrimination compensation claims
If you have been the victim of discrimination in your workplace, then Three Graces Legal discrimination expert solicitors will help you claim compensation. Your employer is required to implement reasonable working practices and procedures to resolve any discrimination issues that arise. If they fail in this duty, causing you to be discriminated against, then you may be able to claim compensation.
If you are disabled, your employer is under a duty to implement reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers that you may encounter in your working conditions that place you at a substantial disadvantage compared to those who aren’t disabled.
Examples might include providing a nearby parking space for a disabled worker and allowing for regular breaks to cope with a disability.
What is discrimination?
Perhaps the most obvious example of discrimination is someone being treated less favourably because they have certain characteristics. There are many ways in which someone can be discriminated against but only those individuals with only certain characteristics are protected under anti-discrimination legislation from unlawful discrimination. But even if you feel that you do not have a protected characteristic but are being treated unfavourably, you make still have a claim in law under different legal provisions and so it is key that you seek expert legal advice such as that offered by our solicitors to assess if you have a claim.
What is meant by unlawful discrimination?
Unlawful discrimination can occur in a number of different ways. You are protected from unlawful discrimination if the discrimination relates to a protected characteristic. Currently, the protected characteristics are:
- Sex Discrimination
- Age Discrimination
- Race or Racial Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Gender identity
- Marriage or civil partnership
- Pregnancy or maternity leave
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
This right of protection applies to most people and from an employment perspective covers individuals from when the apply for a job to dismissal, and in certain circumstances thereafter. Unlike unfair dismissal, you do not need to have worked for your employer for 2 years or more to be protected from unlawful discrimination. This is a very complex area of law and so if you believe that you have been unlawfully discriminated against in the workplace, then it is vital that you contact one of our specialist employment law solicitors immediately.
If there is discrimination based on one of the protected characteristics above, then we can assist you with establishing whether you have cause to bring a claim.
If you have experienced any kind of discrimination in your workplace, it is important to get help and advice as soon as possible. We are experienced solicitors who will be able to provide you with a free initial consultation.
Your employer should have a harassment and bullying policy in place as discrimination in the workplace is their responsibility. Your employer should ensure that its employees fully understand the policy and encourage you to understand that you can talk to somebody if you feel that you are being discriminated against.
Pay dispute claims
If you require help and advice with information about pay disputes or fair wages, Three Graces Legal are employment law expert solicitors who provide you with initial free advice and consultation.
Your employer owes a duty to ensure all its employees are paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and paid without delay. All workers have the right to receive National Minimum Wage and there are laws in the UK, which are in place to protect these rights.
Where there is a dispute regarding payments between employers and employees, then the employer should take steps to resolve the matter early. Where this does not happen, then it may be necessary to bring a claim via the Employment Tribunal.
What payment rights do I have?
Workers and employees are protected in law with regards to
- Equal pay
- Holiday pay
- Statutory maternity pay
- Medical suspension pay
- National Minimum Wage
- Itemised wage slip
- Statutory paternity pay
- Protection from unauthorised deductions
- Protective awards
- Redundancy pay
- Statutory adoption pay
- Payment owed by an insolvent employer
- Guarantee payments
Disciplinary and grievances
If you are facing a disciplinary hearing or have raised grievance procedures in the workplace, we can guide you through the process and expertly fight for your best interests. Our lawyers here at Three Graces Legal have exceptional experience in helping clients to properly frame their case be it in respect of a grievance or a disciplinary hearing and assist with the grievance and disciplinary procedures and processes.
Dismissal and resignations
If you have been dismissed from your place of work and you believe the dismissal was unfair, you may be able to make a claim against your employer. Similarly, where you have resigned from your place of work because of circumstances which made there working there unfeasible, you may also be able to bring a claim for ‘constructive dismissal’.
Find out more about our pricing and fees for Employment Law matters.
Contact our employment lawyers in Liverpool, Wirral, Merseyside and across England & Wales
If you require advice or assistance in relation to disciplinary hearings or grievances, contact our specialist lawyers today. We work hard for our clients and can offer a flexible fee arrangement that works for you. To discuss your specific circumstances, call us today on 0151 659 1070 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away. We look forward to helping you move on in your working life.