Employment Law Advice for Employees in Tonbridge

Entering into a new job is an exciting time, and once your contract is signed and sealed both you and your employer are legally bound to uphold the terms and conditions outlined within. As well as this, you are also within your rights to feel safe and comfortable within your workplace, and free from any sort of harassment or discriminatory behaviour. If a probationary trial period is required for your role, there may well be additional rules and regulations that become active upon completion.

Unfortunately, situations do sometimes arise where there are breaches of these codes of conduct, and this may result in your need for an employment solicitor. If your company has a union, then discussing your situation with your allocated representative may be an initial first step but they will be restricted in how far they can support you with regards to resolving the dispute.

Expert employment law advice can make all the difference, helping you to get a fair outcome quickly and with the least possible stress and disruption to your life. At Bailey & Cogger, our employment lawyers are highly experienced in advising employees on all areas of employment law, so can provide the expert, practical support you need.

You should always seek legal advice on employment law issues as soon as possible as there are strict procedures that must be followed and time limits that must be adhered to.

Book a fixed cost initial consultation with our employment solicitors in Tonbridge

To arrange an initial fixed cost appointment with our employment law solicitors, please call us on 01732 353305 or use our simple contact form and we will get back to your quickly.

Bailey & Cogger Solicitors is now incorporated by Hatten Wyatt, meaning you can also access our divorce law expertise through local offices in Chatham, Gravesend, Maidstone and Tenterden.

We can also offer meetings by Skype for clients who have to travel extensively or who now live abroad. In exceptional circumstances, home visits can also be arranged.

How the Employment Law team at Bailey & Cogger can help

Our employment lawyers in Tonbridge can help if you:

  • have been unjustifiably underpaid or if unlawful deductions have been taken from your wages
  • have had your full holiday entitlement declined without reasonable cause
  • have not received the correct remuneration owed to you in accordance to your company terms whilst absent from work due to sickness, maternity, paternity or adoption leave
  • wish to raise a grievance against your employer, colleague or third party related to the business
  • have been accused of misconduct and are facing disciplinary action
  • have been discriminated against because of your age, gender, race, sexual orientation or religious or political beliefs
  • have been accused of breaching the terms of your employment contract, for example by breaching a restrictive covenant
  • wish to bring a claim in the employment tribunal
  • have been asked to sign a settlement agreement
  • have been told that your employment contract is being transferred to a new employer under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations, known as ‘TUPE’
  • believe your employer has mis-used your personal information in breach of data protection legislation
  • have suffered a personal injury while at work and wish to claim compensation

Employment disputes can be sensitive matters and therefore our legal teams will always attempt to reach a suitable resolution as efficiently and with the least disruption to your working life as possible. It may be that mediation is recommended before progressing to tribunal, but this will be discussed on an individual case by case basis.

How we resolve employment disputes while keeping conflict to a minimum

Settlement agreements

Many employment disputes can be resolved swiftly with a settlement agreement. This is a legally binding contract between you and your employer or former employer in which you agree not to pursue an employment claim, usually in exchange for a one-off payment.

Our employment lawyers can review a settlement agreement for you and represent you in settlement negotiations to secure the best possible deal.

Acas early conciliation

If you wish to make a claim to an employment tribunal, you will normally need to attempt early conciliation first through the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas). This involves an Acas conciliation expert liaising between you and your employer or former employer to see if a settlement can be agreed.

We can advise you on how Acas early conciliation works and guide you through the conciliation process, as well as advising you on whether any agreement reached through early conciliation represents a good deal for your interests.

Employment tribunal claims

Should you need to take your dispute forward to an employment tribunal, it is important that your case is prepared effectively and that you have the best possible representation.

Our employment lawyers in Tonbridge are highly experienced with employment tribunal proceedings, so can assist you with preparing for and appearing at a tribunal hearing. We can also advise you on the outcome of a tribunal hearing and, if you are unhappy with that outcome, provide advice on whether we believe it is worth taking the matter to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Our employment law pricing

We offer an initial appointment to discuss your requirements at a fixed cost of £180 inclusive of VAT. After that we can arrange flexible payment terms, including monthly billing to help you budget. 

Why choose Bailey & Cogger Solicitors for employment law advice?

Our employment lawyers in Tonbridge have many years of experience advising a wide range of individuals, from entry level employees to senior managers, directors and other key stakeholders.

We take a pragmatic approach to getting the best possible outcome for you, taking into account your personal concerns and priorities. Wherever possible we will seek a swift resolution through a voluntary settlement, but we can provide robust representation for employment tribunal proceedings where required.

We have offices in TonbridgeMaidstoneGravesendChatham and Tenterden where we can meet you to discuss your requirements. We can also offer meetings at your home or via a skype conference call where appropriate.   

Key contacts

Jasvinder Gill Selwan Yousif Jeremy Woodford

Get in touch with our employment lawyers for employees in Tonbridge

To arrange an initial fixed cost appointment with our employment law solicitors, please call us on 01732 353305 or use our simple contact form and we will get back to your quickly.

Bailey & Cogger Solicitors is now incorporated by Hatten Wyatt, meaning you can also access our divorce law expertise through local offices in Chatham, Gravesend, Maidstone and Tenterden.

We can also offer meetings by Skype for clients who have to travel extensively or who now live abroad. In exceptional circumstances, home visits can also be arranged.