Employment Issues

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Trying to make sense of this vast, complicated and ever-changing area of law can be a huge challenge. It’s not surprising that most workers don’t understand their legal rights. Whilst there are many laws which do protect employees’ rights and interests, many employees and employers are unaware of their existence.

This often results in action being taken against an employee which is unfair, and which could result in a claim for compensation or reinstatement.

The most frequent employment claims result from a dismissal (including redundancy) or resignation – either an employee has been dismissed unfairly, or an employee has resigned from a job following unfair treatment.

Whether you have been dismissed, expect to be dismissed, have resigned or are contemplating resignation, we have a team of specialist employment lawyers who will be able to advise you.

Our employment lawyers will briefly assess your case and advise you on your prospects of making a successful claim for compensation or (if appropriate and if you prefer) reinstatement.

In most cases we can offer you the option of entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement.

We also provide a range of flexible pricing options, which we will discuss with you where appropriate, and will also consider whether you have any legal expenses insurance already in place which you might or might not be aware of.

Led by experienced specialist litigator, Matthew Finley, our employment law department has built itself a reputation for providing authoritative, practical and straightforward advice, as well as providing the high levels of client care with which Donald Race & Newton has become associated with.

In addition to dealing with employment claims, we deal with a variety of other employment related advice, from advising clients about the terms of a new contract of employment or advising on the impact of a restrictive covenant, through to advising on compromise agreements.

No matter what your issue, we’ll provide you with expert advice to ensure that your rights are fully protected and your contractual and statutory entitlements are not infringed.

Here are the most common employment issues that we deal with:

  • Advice on your contract of employment
  • Constructive dismissal (resignation from employment following unfair treatment)
  • Compromise agreements
  • Discrimination (on grounds of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or pregnancy)
  • Dismissal following an automatic change of employer (when a new employer has taken over your former employer’s business)
  • Equal pay claims
  • Harassment and work-place bullying
  • Redundancy
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Wrongful dismissal (breach of your contract of employment and/or statutory rights)

If you would like more information on our employment issues services, please contact a member of our experienced team, who are available to talk you through all our legal services.

Call our Burnley office on 01282 433241 or our Colne office on 01282 864500. Alternatively, you can send us an on-line enquiry and one of our team will be in touch shortly.

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