As an employee of a business no matter how large or small, you are entitled to certain standards being maintained, and employment law is there to make sure these are upheld. What is expected of you, your rights within the workplace and your contractual terms and conditions will vary from firm to firm but there are certain things that are as standard across the board.
Our team of employment specialists are here to help you if you feel that your rights are being breached or you feel in any way unjustifiably wronged by your employer. If you believe you are being discriminated against or exploited it is important to consult an employment solicitor at the earliest opportunity who can assess your individual situation and advise on the most suitable and effective way forward.
We know that it can feel overwhelming entering into a dispute with your employer so our team will handle your case with the utmost discretion and amicability wherever at all possible. It may be that mediation is recommended before progressing to tribunal but this will be discussed on an individual case by case basis.
Our team of employment lawyers can help if you:
- have been unjustifiably underpaid or if unlawful deductions have been taken from your wages;
- have had your full holiday entitlement declined without reasonable cause;
- have not received the correct remuneration owed to you in accordance to your company terms whilst absent from work due to sickness, maternity, paternity or adoption leave;
- wish to raise a grievance against your employer, colleague or third party related to the business.
- have been accused of misconduct and are facing disciplinary action;
- have been discriminated against because of your age, gender, race, sexual orientation or religious or political beliefs;
- have been accused of breaching the terms of your employment contract, for example by breaching a restrictive covenant;
- wish to bring a claim in the employment tribunal;
- have been asked to sign a settlement agreement;
- have been told that your employment contract is being transferred to a new employer under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations, known as ‘TUPE’;
- believe your employer has mis-used your personal information in breach of data protection legislation; or
- have suffered a personal injury while at work and wish to claim compensation.
Advising employees throughout Tenterden, Kent and beyond
We have offices in Tenterden, Chatham, Maidstone and Gravesend where we can meet you to discuss your requirements.
We can also offer meetings at your home or via a skype conference call where appropriate.
We offer an initial appointment to discuss your requirements at a fixed cost of £180 inclusive of VAT. After that we can arrange flexible payment terms, including monthly billing to help you budget.