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Employment Law Advice for Employees

Employment Law Solicitors for Employees

I am an expert solicitor in Employment Law for Employees. I have dealt with hundreds of employment law matters and every time I strive to provide:

Urgent Employment Law Advice Advice?

Do you have an urgent Employment Law matter?

Call me now for an appointment or book online. I can usually see you within 24 hours.

What employment rights do employees have?

Lots actually. But the main claims that I deal with as an employment law solicitor involve:

Being unfairly dismissed from your job is where your employer dismisses you without a fair reason or without following the correct procedures. 

You need to have worked at your company for at least 2 years to qualify for unfair dismissal protection. 

For redundancy, I can provide you with initial fixed fee advice or if necessary try to get a better redundancy package. 

Very frequently, I am asked to sign off Settlement Agreements and so I have a separate website for it at www.settlement-agreement.co.uk

How do I start an Employment Tribunal claim?

Firstly, before you can start an Employment Tribunal claim you need to have tried to settle your dispute with your employer through ACAS and the ACAS Early Conciliation scheme. 

ACAS will contact your employer to see if they would like to settle. It’s unlikely they will at this stage, and so if they do not, ACAS will provide you with an Early Conciliation certificate. You’ll need the EC reference number to issue an ET claim online. 

My strong recommendation is to seek legal advice before embarking on any claim, particularly Employment Tribunal claims. If you don’t state your case properly, you could find it either not accepted by the Tribunal or worse having it kicked out (known as being struck out) at the first hurdle. 

I would also recommend you consider the funding options, set out below.

Once you’re ready to issue an Employment Tribunal claim, it’s simply a matter of filling in a form; your details, employers details, details of what claims you want to bring and what remedy you are seeking. 

Recent examples of claims for employees

Here’s a sample of the kinds of claims for employees Steven Mather Solicitor has dealt with recently:

How much does an Employment Tribunal Cost and can you do “no win no fee”?

Most of my employee clients have the benefit of Legal Expenses Insurance as part of their home insurance. This will typically cover all of your legal costs with you only paying the small excess on your policy. 

My opinion is that no win no fee funding in Employment Tribunal claims is not the best funding option for the client and so I rarely offer them to clients.  There are many firms that do offer such funding. You will find they take 33% of what you win. 

The third main method of funding an employment tribunal claim is on a private paying basis. The following are examples of likely costs:

Simple case: £1,000-3,000 (excluding VAT)

Medium complexity case: £3,000-£10,000 (excluding VAT)

High complexity case: £10,000-£50,000 (excluding VAT)

Factors that could make a case more complex:

What is the Employment Tribunal process and how long will it take?

The general steps in an Employment Tribunal are as follows:

It can generally take up to 12 months for even a simple matter to get to an employment tribunal.

Next Steps

If you’re unsure on the question of fees, or on any aspect of employment law advice for employees then please get in touch.

Just fill in the form on the side of this page, or give me a call to discuss further.

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Steven Mather

Employment Law Solicitor

Call or WhatsApp: 0116 3667 900 or email: steven@stevenmather.co.uk

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