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 with regards to resolving the dispute.
The team of employment lawyers at Bailey & Cogger 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; or
- 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.
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.
Advising employees throughout Kent and beyond
We have offices in Tonbridge, Maidstone, Gravesend, Chatham 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.
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.
Get in touch
Call us on 01732 353053 to discuss how we may be able to assist you. Alternatively complete our Contact Us form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.