Employment Law for Employees
Understanding your rights as an employee is essential to make sure you are treated fairly at work. If you feel you have been treated unfairly by your employer, you should seek expert legal advice as soon as possible to make sure you do not miss the opportunity to seek redress.
Our highly experienced employment law solicitors have the specialist knowledge and skills to quickly assess your situation and give clear guidance on whether you have grounds for legal action against your employer.
We know how stressful and confusing these situations can be, so we take a personable approach focused on getting the right outcome for you as quickly as possible while keeping conflict to a minimum.
We firmly believe in prioritising your needs and this is only achieved by keeping you involved throughout the whole process. Our main priority is to make sure you agree with any actions needed so you can always be confident we are pursuing the right approach for you.
Forging a compromise agreement is often the best approach to settle employment disputes as it can allow you to get a positive outcome faster, with lower legal costs and less hassle. Wherever possible, we aim to use to settle workplace disputes with a settlement agreement, but we also have very strong experience advising and representing employees during employment tribunals, so can always provide the support you need.
For expert advice on any area of employment law, please get in touch with our employment specialists in West London now by contacting your local Lovell Chohan office in Hounslow, Slough, Twickenham, Mayfair or Chancery Lane.
Our employment law advice for employees
Our employment lawyers can advise you on all aspects of employment contracts, including reviewing a contract you have been offered and advising you on the implications of your current contract.
Protecting employee rights
If you believe your employee rights have been breached, we can review your situation and advise you on whether you have grounds for an employment claim, as well as guiding you through the claims process.
We have particular expertise with issues including:
- Workplace discrimination
- Equal pay
- Flexible working
- Maternity rights
- Paternity rights
- Parental leave
- Part time issues
- Wage salary issues
Workplace bullying & harassment
Everyone has the right to work free from harassment, so if you have been the victim of bullying or harassment of any kind in your workplace, we can help you take action.
Our expertise includes:
Redundancy & unlawful dismissal
If you have been let go from your job or have been forced to leave under circumstances you believe are unlawful, we can assist you with making a claim for unlawful dismissal where appropriate.
We can assist with all types of unlawful dismissal claims, including those related to:
Raising workplace grievances
We know how difficult it can be to raise an issue at work that you are unhappy about, so our team can provide the support you need to deal effectively with all types of workplace grievances.
We can advise you on following the ACAS Code of Practice for dealing with workplace disputes and guide you through making an employment tribunal claim where your employer has failed to follow the ACAS Code of Practice.
If your employer has started disciplinary proceedings, we can support you. Our solicitors have a high level of expertise in handling all types of disciplinary issues with particular experience of teachers professional misconduct hearings.
We have strong experience helping employees with all aspects of whistleblowing, including pursuing claims related to unfair dismissal for whistleblowing.
Stress at Work
Employers have a duty of care towards their employees, so if you are experiencing excessive stress at work, it could mean your employer has breached their duty of care, giving you grounds to claim compensation.
Our employment lawyers regularly help employees of all levels with stress at work claims, so if you believe you have developed a recognised psychiatric illness due to workplace stress, we will be happy to advise you.
Employment dispute resolution
We offer a supportive, pragmatic approach to resolving employment disputes, with our goal being to get you a fair outcome as quickly as we can with minimum stress and costs.
We have a good track record of success with negotiating settlement agreements (which replaced compromise agreements in 2013), which can allow you to receive compensation swiftly without the need for an employment tribunal.
Our employment team offer workplace mediation, which can be a very effective way of achieving a voluntary settlement for even the most challenging workplace disputes.
However, we also have strong experience with employment tribunal claims, so whatever your circumstances, we can provide the right approach to get the best available outcome for you.
Our employment law fees
Fixed fee legal advice for employees
We are able to offer some of our services on a fixed fee basis, giving you certainty over the costs involved.
Hourly rates for employment law advice
We offer many of our employment law services on the basis of a pre-agreed hourly rate, meaning you pay for the exact amount of time we spend on your legal matter. This means we can give you precisely the level of support you need to get the outcome you need.
Why Lovell Chohan are the right choice for protecting your employment rights
Our employment lawyers have many years of experience, representing employees of all levels in all areas of employment law across a range of industries. We have a reputation for offering clear, practical legal advice that helps to protect employee rights under even the most challenging circumstances.
Our team speak a number of different languages, including English, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi, Swahili, Spanish, Urdu and Welsh. We are also able to arrange interpreters at short notice for any other languages and have an induction T-Loop system built into our offices for the hard of hearing.
Contact our employment law solicitors in West London
For friendly expert help navigating all of the legal issues involved in employment law for employees, please get in touch with our employment lawyers in Hounslow, Slough, Twickenham, Mayfair and Chancery Lane, or use the contact form on the right to get in touch.