Employment Law

Problem at work and unsure of your rights?  Get expert legal advice from PM Law’s employment law solicitors today.  We’ll listen to your concerns and provide you with the best advice and support possible - whatever your financial circumstances.

Protecting valued employees all around the country

For many of us, a large portion of our days are spent at work.  When things go wrong it can be stressful and isolating, particularly if you don’t know what your rights are.  We understand that you may have concerns about reputational damage, loss of income or your future career.

Our employment law solicitors are on hand to help.  We offer a free confidential discussion, during which we’ll listen to your concerns, advise you of your rights and discuss how best to achieve the outcome you want.

If you make an employment tribunal claim, our employment solicitors will be with you every step of the way.

What is Employment Law?

At the heart of any employment relationship is the wage-work bargain and every employee has a contract whether in writing or not.

Employment law has evolved over the centuries to what is now an extensive body of legislation and case law. It sets out legal rights and responsibilities and regulates the relationship between employer and employee.

How can we help employees?

Our employment law solicitors can help you navigate your legal rights.  We will advise you of your options and best course of action to achieve the outcome you want.

If you have an employment dispute, we will discuss with you any grievance and disciplinary process, assist with pre-claim conciliation, and advise you whether you have a claim worth pursuing.

We can help with all employment related issues including:

You can be confident that we'll handle your claim sensitively and efficiently. We know full well how stressful claiming against an employer is so will all we can to make the process run smoothly.

Contact us today on 0330 056 2182 or email employment@pm-law.co.uk

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How long do I have to make a claim against my employer?

The timescales for making a claim against your employer are strict. In most cases, you must make your claim within three months minus one day from the date of your dismissal or the date of the incident. It is also necessary to comply with pre-claim conciliation.

As the time limits are short, please contact us as soon as possible to get the assistance you need and to avoid missing any deadlines.

What’s the employment claim process?

We understand that employment issues can be distressing, and we are often able to assist clients to resolve their employment dispute without the need to issue proceedings in the Employment Tribunal. We can support you with:

  • Advice about a disciplinary process or raising a grievance with your employer
  • Advice on any claims you might have, pre-claim conciliation and the amount of compensation you might receive
  • Preparing your claim and submitting it to the Employment Tribunal
  • Reviewing and advising the response from other party
  • Preparing for, and attending, a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Preparing bundle of documents and witness statements
  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Preparation for a Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process and during any hearing

How long do employment claims take?

Employment claims can be resolved before the claim is lodged and at any stage in proceedings.  If settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, then the matter will be resolved within two or three months.  If the claim goes to a final hearing, then it could take 12-18 months to complete.

These timescales are estimates and our team will give you consistent updates on how your claim is progressing. We do understand that most employees want an early resolution to proceedings and we will always aim to achieve the settlement you want as soon as possible.

How much will it cost?

We know that employees need to understand any potential costs.  We help most clients under on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, under a guaranteed fixed-fee or under their legal expenses insurance policy, contact us today for a free no obligation discussion.

Start your claim today by contacting our experienced employment law solicitors

If you are having difficulties at work, and want advice about an employment law claim, get in touch with us as soon as possible.

To speak to one of our employment experts you can call 03300 532182. Alternatively, you can fill out the form on this page or send an email with details of your claim to employment@pm-law.co.uk. Our solicitors are on hand to discuss how we can help.

Employment Law FAQs

Didn’t find the answers you were looking for? Look at the FAQs below for more information on our employment law claims process.

You can make an unfair dismissal claim if you've been in continuous employment for at least two years. 

Under the terms of the Equality Act 2010, it's your right to claim for unfair dismissal if you've been discriminated against during your employment.

The amount of compensation you could receive for unfair dismissal varies depending on several factors, including the specific circumstances of your case and the jurisdiction in which you are filing the claim. 

When assessing the compensation for unfair dismissal, employment tribunals typically consider the following elements:

Basic Award: This is calculated based on your age, length of service, and weekly pay, and it is subject to a statutory cap. The exact calculation formula may differ depending on the jurisdiction.

Loss of Earnings: The tribunal will consider the actual financial loss you suffered as a result of the unfair dismissal. This may include the income you would have earned during the notice period or until you find alternative employment.

Future Losses: In certain cases, if it is determined that you will experience difficulties finding new employment or face a significant reduction in earnings, the tribunal may award compensation to cover future losses.

Benefits and Bonuses: If you lost out on benefits, bonuses, or other entitlements due to the unfair dismissal, the tribunal may consider including these in the compensation.

Each case differs and there is no set amount of compensation you will receive.

Workplace bullying is offensive, intimidating and malicious behaviour that's intended to undermine an individual or group of employees. 

If you think you're a victim of workplace bullying, then you should raise this with your employer and bring evidence if possible. 

Check out our page for a detailed look into the different types of employment fees we offer - Employment Fees