Problems at Work?
Don’t let them make your life a misery
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If your employer or a colleague is making life difficult, you don’t have to put up with it.
It is against the law to harass or discriminate against anyone because of:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
It’s also against the law to dismiss anyone on these grounds.
If you have experienced these issues at work you may be able to claim compensation from your employer.
How PM Law can help you
PM Law can offer you advice and support on many employment issues. We understand how distressing these situations can be and we will advise you on your best course of action. We will explain the grievance and disciplinary procedures and advise you whether your claim is worth pursuing. The areas we cover are:
- Bullying and Harassment
- Settlement Agreements
- Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal
- Maternity and Paternity Leave
- Tribunal Claims
If you want to make a claim against your employer, there is a strict timescale. You must make your claim within 3 months minus 1 day from the date of your dismissal or the date of the incident. So it’s vital to get legal advice as early as possible.
We work on a No Win, No Fee basis – if you are awarded compensation we will charge 35% + VAT.
What we will do for you and key stages
The following list shows all the key stages of bringing an employment claim:
- Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change). It may take up to 7 working days to review the documentation and decide whether to accept your case.
- Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;
- Preparing claim
- Reviewing and advising on claim or response from other party
- Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
- Preparing or considering a schedule of loss
- Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
- Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
- Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
- Preparing bundle of documents
- Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
- Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
- Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel
The stages set out above are an indication and some of the stages may not be required. You may wish to handle the claim yourself and only have our advice in relation to some of the stages. This can also be arranged on your individual needs.
How long will it take?
The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved. If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case could take up to 3 months. If your claim proceeds to the tribunal, your case is likely to take 12 – 18 months. This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.