Employment Law Solicitors for Employees
Our expert team at Rollits have extensive experience advising employees on employment law and workers’ rights. Our firm is incredibly well regarded in this area of the law, having assisted a wide range of clients, including those with complicated circumstances to address.
We understand that some employment matters can be distressing, particularly if you’ve been mistreated by an employer. Rest assured, our team always offer sensitive and constructive support, ensuring that the processes are as stress-free as possible.
Our expert solicitors can offer support with all employment law matters, to include:
- Settlement agreements
- Unfair dismissal
- Constructive dismissal
- Redundancy and pay
- Restrictive covenants
- Whistleblowing claims
- General employment law advice
I received excellent service and attention in a very caring way from Caroline and the team at Rollits Solicitors at a stressful time in my career. Caroline supported me and was very helpful making my whole settlement agreement process a simple and uncomplicated experience using her significant knowledge of employment law. She ensured I got the best possible outcome in a timely way. I was very impressed by the whole team approach and can thoroughly recommend Caroline and Rollits service 100%. I know which solicitors I will use in the future. Thank you, Caroline.
The team’s strengths are the knowledge, commitment and perseverance which no doubt leaves other firms way behind.The UK Legal 500, 2023 edition
The employment team are unique for a number of reasons including their passion to succeed and deliver a favourable outcome.The UK Legal 500, 2023 edition
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Our expertise in employment law
Settlement agreements (formerly known as compromise agreements) are used to terminate an employment contract, using mutually agreed terms between employee and employer. If you’ve been offered a settlement agreement, we can provide independent legal advice on the terms or support you in negotiating with your employer, to get the best settlement possible.
Our lawyers can support you in negotiating compensation or redundancy payments and agree on matters of confidentiality. We can also request that your employer provides you with a reference, despite any difficult circumstances.
According to UK employment law, if an employer wishes to dismiss an employee, they should have a fair reason to do so. If your employer has dismissed you without a valid reason or they have not followed the correct processes, our employment solicitors can help you to pursue an unfair dismissal claim.
Some instances of unfair dismissal can be difficult to gauge, where others are more straightforward. For instance, there are several ‘automatically unfair’ reasons for dismissal which always justify a claim. These include:
- Asking for flexible working conditions
- Taking maternity leave or being pregnant
- Being part of an official strike
- Being a trade union representative or member
- Requesting a basic legal right, for instance, to be paid minimum wage
- Participating in jury service
Being made redundant can be an extremely stressful time, and you may be concerned about protecting your legal rights. Our specialist solicitors at Rollits can provide expert assistance to employees who are being made redundant or at risk of redundancy.
We can advise you on what to expect at each stage and the documentation presented by your employer. Our lawyers can advise you on whether or not you have the grounds to appeal or bring a claim against your employer. For instance, where an employer has failed to adequately conduct the redundancy procedure, you may be able to make an unfair dismissal claim.
Restrictive covenants refer to a type of clause used in employment contracts; these are used to prevent an employee from competing with a business once they have left the company and protect confidential information. These clauses can take many forms, including non-competition, non-dealing, non-solicitation, or non-poaching.
Employees with restrictive covenants in their contracts may have more limited options when they leave the company. If you’ve been asked to sign a contract including restrictive covenants, or if you are planning to resign and have restrictive covenants in your contract, it’s advisable to seek legal advice. For more information, contact our solicitors specialising in employment law.
Facing discrimination at work can be traumatic, and at times, such occurrences may require legal advice. According to the Equality Act 2020, there are nine protected characteristics. If you’ve faced discrimination due to one of these characteristics, you are entitled to bring a claim against your employer.
The nine protected characteristics include:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion and belief
- Sexual orientation
If you’re facing discrimination at work and are unsure of how to remedy the situation, please contact our team at Rollits.
If you’ve experienced bullying or harassment in the workplace, our solicitors can offer expert legal advice, making you aware of your rights and the appropriate steps to take. We can support you in raising a grievance, preparing for a grievance meeting, negotiating with your employer, or, if necessary, raising a claim against them.
Being bullied or harassed in the workplace can be incredibly stressful, with the potential to impact your health and your career. Rest assured, we’ve helped many employees to handle such incidents, offering sensitive and practical advice when you need it.
Constructive dismissal means an employee feels they have no choice but to resign due to the actions of their employer. If you’ve found yourself in this difficult situation, we can support you in raising a constructive dismissal claim and gaining compensation.
Many occurrences may amount to a constructive dismissal claim, particularly where an employee has felt forced to resign under the following circumstances:
- An employee is being harassed or bullied at work, and your employer has failed to intervene
- The employer has failed to pay the employee
- An employee has been demoted without a justifiable reason
- The working environment is unsafe
- The employer has made unreasonable changes to the employee’s working conditions
- Benefits that were included in the employment contract have been withdrawn
If you’d like guidance on constructive dismissal or general advice on employment law for employees, please get in touch.
No matter what type of employment law issue you need help with, our solicitors can provide specialist advice to support you. We can offer general employment advice for employees concerning a wide range of issues, for example:
- Advice on your employment contract, including reviewing the terms or making changes to your contract
- Information on wages, pay and holiday pay
- Flexible working, including your rights and making a flexible working request
- Legal advice on recruitment processes, job offers, and job rejections
- Grievance and disciplinary procedures
- Adoption, maternity, and paternity leave
- TUPE transfers
Why choose our employment law solicitors?
Our firm has built up a wonderful reputation thanks to the highly accredited and committed solicitors in our teams. Our solicitors are pragmatic, friendly, and sensitive, steering clients towards the best outcome with their expert knowledge.
At Rollits, we have over 180 years of legal experience. When you work with us, you’ll benefit from our wealth of knowledge in the legal and commercial sectors. We always provide tailor-made advice on employment law for employees, communicating in a straightforward way and avoiding legal jargon that may cause confusion.
Our employment law solicitors’ fees
At Rollits, we offer competitively priced fees for employment advice and support, reflecting the top-quality legal service we provide. Our pricing depends on the legal matter you need help with, as well as the expertise and support level required.
Clients with fairly simple requirements may be eligible for fixed fees, and those with more complex needs are likely to be offered an hourly rate.
However, we only offer legal advice on a fee paid basis. We do not offer any free initial advice, Legal Aid or handle matters on a No Win, No Fee basis. If you have legal expenses insurance, we may be able to represent you if your insurer approves this.
To discuss our employment law fees today, please get in touch with our employment solicitors using the contact details below.