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Joanne is a specialist employment law solicitor working to deliver personalised and approachable employment law services at Bridge Law. Contact either Joanne by email or call one of our offices to speak to book an appointment and discuss the details of your case.

Having more than 20 years of combined experience of employment law, our solicitors understand that disputes in the workplace can be a stressful, time-consuming experience and initiating a case against a current or former employer can seem an intimidating step to take. Whatever the particulars of your case, our specialist employment solicitors are there to help and guide you through your claim.

At Bridge Law, our specialist employment solicitors deal with your case from start to finish.  Your case isn’t handled by anyone junior or unqualified meaning that you get high quality advice from experienced solicitors throughout.  Our solicitors will work with you from beginning to the end of your case supporting you at every stage and ensuring that the situation is resolved with as little upset and stress as possible.

Our personable, professional employment law solicitors can assist you in all areas of employment law including:


Settlement Agreements and Negotiated Exits

It is common for employees to leave businesses under a settlement agreement and our specialist employment solicitors have a great deal of experience in this area.  It is custom for employers to pay towards the advice required by the employee, on the terms of the agreement and we try to work within the employer’s contribution to fees wherever possible.

We also assist individuals in negotiating exits in situations where their continued employment is not an option for one or both parties.


Unfair Dismissal

Our employment law solicitors can advise you on the law on unfair dismissal whether you have been dismissed unfairly or not and provide you with clear, practical advice on your options. We provide advice and assistance to you throughout the process if you have a claim. If it is necessary, we will assist you to issue a claim in the employment tribunal.

There are tight deadlines within which claims must be issued and when taking them to an employment tribunal, so please get in touch as soon as possible.


Constructive Dismissal

Constructive dismissal is a form of unfair dismissal which arises when an employee feels forced to resign in response to a serious breach of contract by the employer. If you find yourself in such a situation, please contact our employment law solicitors as early as possible and we can advise you on whether you have a case, and what steps you need to take to solve the dispute.


Redundancy

If you are offered voluntary redundancy or made redundant from your employment, you are entitled to be satisfied that redundancy is the real reason for your dismissal. Should that not be the case, or if your employer does not follow proper procedures this could amount to an unfair dismissal claim.

In some circumstances, the redundancy can be justified by the employer, but it is important that you know your entitlements and ensure that any redundancy terms or settlement agreements are appropriate. If you have been made redundant or have been offered voluntary redundancy, please speak to one of our solicitors to discuss your options and your rights throughout the process.


Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace is less favourable treatment due to disability, sex, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or maternity leave. Discrimination on any of these grounds is unlawful and our employment team are experienced in all types of claims. 

There are numerous forms that discrimination can take, and our specialist employment solicitors can advise you appropriately about the law in this area.  There are tight deadlines within which discrimination claims must be issued in the employment tribunal so please get in touch as soon as possible.


Discipline and Grievance Issues

Our specialist employment solicitors regularly advise individuals on issues at work and provide tailored, practical advice to help you reach a resolution.


Review of Contracts and Consultancy Agreements

We can guide you through any contracts or consultancy agreements that you are provided with, advising you on the effect of the clauses and of any restrictions or issues to be borne in mind after termination.  It is advisable to seek clarification on the practical impact of clauses within contracts and consultancy agreements before you enter into them, so please contact us for tailored, bespoke advice.


Advice on Issue Post-termination

Many contracts and consultancy agreements contain post-termination restriction clauses and confidential information clauses that seek to restrict what you can and cannot do after you have left a business. Our specialist employment solicitors can advise you on the validity of any such clauses and provide you with prompt, pragmatic advice with a view to resolving issues as soon as possible.


Employment Tribunals

Employment Tribunals are less formal than a court hearing but can be daunting without professional support or representation. The tribunals resolve disputes between employers and employees over various types of claims including unfair dismissal, discrimination, wages and redundancy pay.

At Bridge Law an experienced employment solicitor can advise and assist you from start to the end of your claim and can represent you at the tribunal.

 

For legal help or to find out more please contact one of our offices or email info@bridgelawsolicitors.co.uk

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