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    Employment

    The majority of time work relationships between employee and employer are positive, unfortunately sometimes there are times when disagreements and disputes arise, and relationships break down.

    Work is a fundamental part of your life and problems can leave you feeling upset, confused and insecure.

    It’s reassuring to know, then, that if you do face a predicament with your employer you can turn to a team of highly experienced employment lawyers who can provide you with clear, practical advice on how best to proceed.

    In the first instance, we recommend you call and explain your situation; we’ll then let you know how we can help. Whatever the issue, we’re equipped to offer advice at very short notice and prepared to go the extra mile to get you the best possible solution to your problem.

    We offer a full range of employment services for individuals including:

    • Settlement Agreements

    If you’ve been given a settlement agreement, previously known as a compromise agreement, our team have a wealth of experience advising employees on their terms of exit.  We are unapologetic in our approach to negotiating the best possible deal for you and provide a clear and honest view on the sums or conditions you’ve been offered to allow you to make an informed decision.

    Your employer will be required to pay for a portion, if not all, of our fees for this advice. Please do contact us if you would like to know whether your advice can be covered under your employer’s contribution.

    • Unfair dismissal claims

    If you feel you have been unfairly dismissed by your employer you may be able to bring a claim in an employment tribunal. Unfair dismissal is when your contract has been terminated and your employer did not give you fair reason for doing so. A claim for unfair dismissal must be made within 3 months from the date employment ended and can only be made if you’re an employee.

    • Claims brought under the Equality Act 2010

    The Equality Act 2010 provides that employees and contract workers are protected against discrimination in the workplace. The scope of the act is sufficiently broad to cover discrimination in many different forms and at all stages of your employment.

    If you believe you have been discriminated against by a current or future employer, our team is here to advise you on the best course of action to take. We are experienced in bringing claims on behalf of staff that have been subjected to discrimination and can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

    Our recent article addresses the commonly asked questions surrounding equality and discrimination in the workplace.

    • Whistleblowing

    If you’re a worker and you report one of the specified types of wrongdoing to your employer because you believe it is in the public interest, you are protected from suffering unfair treatment related to that disclosure.

    If you have been subjected to detrimental treatment because you have ‘blown the whistle’ on your employer our team can advise you on your rights and on the next steps to take.

    How can Steeles Law Employment team support me?

    We’re a business, we have direct experience of how the real world works and there aren’t many, if any, situations our employment lawyers haven’t faced before. Our charges, depending on the circumstances, can be fixed or by the hour and we can turnaround a problem quickly and efficiently.

    Industry testimonials

    We are proud that our Employment Law team is ranked in Tier 2 of the 2020 Legal 500 publication, with Oliver Brabbins being listed as a ‘leading individual’ and Robert Hickford a ‘rising star’ for offering employment advice in East Anglia. The Legal 500 provides the most comprehensive coverage on recommended law firms in the UK, for a full review of our 2020 rankings please our dedicated news page.

    Managing Director and Principal Solicitor, Oliver Brabbins retains his band 1 lawyer ranking against some impressive competition in the East Anglia region in the Chambers UK rankings 2020.

    Contact us

    To find out how Steeles Law Employment team can support you, please do not hesitate to call 01603 598000 or email employment@steeleslaw.co.uk. Appointments are available at our Diss, Norwich and London offices.