SERVICES FOR EMPLOYEES

We provide advice and representation on all aspects of employment law. We can advise you at any stage of a dispute with your employer. We can provide advice about disciplinary and grievance procedures, settlement agreements and making a claim to an employment tribunal. We will explain the options in a straightforward way and discuss what outcome you wish to achieve.

We will look at how best to obtain that outcome. We provide practical choices and outline the costs attached to these choices. We explore ways of funding a case and keeping costs to a reasonable level. You will be given realistic and sensible advice on your prospects of success. Your case will be kept under review and you will be given regular updates as matters proceed.
We can advise on any employment issue, including:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Negotiating severance packages
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Settlement agreements
  • Redundancy
  • Breach of contract
  • Equal Pay
  • TUPE transfers
  • Maternity and paternity rights
  • Family friendly hours
  • Sex discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Religion or Belief Discrimination
  • Age Discrimination

To find out more information about costs, please click here:

We understand costs are a concern for anyone instructing a solicitor. There are a number of ways of meeting our costs.

Legal expenses insurance

A substantial proportion of home contents insurance policies carry legal expenses insurance. Please check whether you have legal expenses insurance as this may cover some or all of the work that we do. We can help you with this. You have the right to appoint your own solicitor. We regularly deal with most of the main insurers.

Settlement agreements

If we are advising you in relation to a settlement agreement, your employer is likely to contribute to the cost of our advice. We will try to recover as much of our costs as we can from your employer.
Paying privately

If you are paying privately, we will explain to you at the outset the work we can do and what we estimate the fees will be. We will keep you updated on fees as the case proceeds.

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  • McGrade

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  • 14 February 2017
  • McGrade

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  • 14 February 2017
  • McGrade

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