Losing your job or terminating your employment with a company is never a nice time, but sometimes you need a helping hand as there can be other circumstances surrounding this. Many people in the UK need the help of employment solicitors like Employment Law Friend for a wide range of reasons – here are a few reasons why you might need the help of a professional employment solicitor….
Discrimination in the Workplace – The equality act of 2010 states that it is against the law to discriminate against certain things – age, gender, disabilities, pregnancy, race, religion and sexual orientation are some but not all of the things that come under this. If you feel that your employer has discriminated against you based on this – for example, made you redundant due to the fact that you are pregnant, then you should seek an employment solicitor to help you.
Unfair Dismissal – This is if you have had your employment terminated unlawfully OR if they are not justified in terminating your employment. You can also claim unfair dismissal if you are being sacked for a fair reason but the employer has not followed the correct steps and procedures in terminating your employment.
Redundancy – Unfortunately redundancies happen and over the last year or so with the pandemic we have seen more than usual. However there are strict rules and criteria that must be met when you are made redundant – for example if the business is closing down completely or relocating, cutting down on staff due to reduced demand and a need to cut costs, or that your job does not exist anymore.