Preventing Disputes from Disrupting your Business

At KLG we understand that there may be times when employers and their employees disagree. Disputes concerning an employment relationship are not uncommon and can arise for a number of reasons.

As experts in employment law, we regularly assist clients that are experiencing difficulties in the workplace and need help in ensuring that their dispute is handled with the requisite care. We advise and represent clients in Maidenhead, Slough, Reading, Watford, Gerrards Cross, Central London, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Luton, Bristol, Swindon and across the UK.

Employment Disputes Lawyers London, Reading, Slough, Watford, Maidenhead & Beyond

There are a set of disputes that are particularly common in the workplace, which we are able to offer expert legal advice and assistance with:

Equal Pay Disputes

Employers are obliged under the Equality Act 2010 to pay their male and female employees the same level of pay, where they are engaged in “like work”. Furthermore, employers are required to ensure that men and women are paid the same where they are involved in work that involves the same level of effort or kinds of skills, known in law, as work of ‘equal value’.

If employees are concerned that you are not enjoying the same level of pay as their comparator, and believe that they are entitled to it, they may ask employers for details of how their salary was calculated. They must be allotted time to make their investigations, but there are restrictions on this. If employers are able to defend their position by having a justifiable reason for the difference in pay that is not related to gender, then this will not amount to a breach of the Equality Act.

Bonus Disputes

Bonus payments are a very popular tool that employers use to incentivise their team in their work, and are often included in an employment contract. If employers withhold payment of an employee’s bonus, this can amount to what is known in law as a ‘deduction of wages’. It is advisable for employers and employees to have a discussion in the first instance about any missing bonus payment and perhaps draw employees’ attention to any contractual limitations to their entitlement to the bonus.

Holiday Pay Disputes

As with bonus disputes, any withholding of the requisite level of holiday pay that an employee is entitled to may be deemed a ‘deduction of wages’. In the first instance, this should discussed with employees. However, it should be borne in mind that some employees may not be willing to engage in discussion and may take legal action in respect of this.

See also our sector specialisms:-

Contact Us - Resolve your Employment Law Dispute Today - Advice in London, Reading, Slough, Watford, Maidenhead & Henley

At KLG we are experts in UK employment law. Based in London & Maidenhead, we advise clients across the UK. We regularly advice on the entire suite of employment law issues, and regularly provide organisations with legal representation in employment tribunals and negotiations with employees and trade union representatives. Employment disputes can be particularly stressful on a business, taking up valuable time and expertise that could be deployed elsewhere. KLG aim to take all of these difficulties away from clients, allowing them to concentrate on running a successful business while we handle the legal issues. If you have any questions on employment law issues, contact us now. Call us on 0808 1685860 today.

Make an enquiry

Contact Kalra Legal Group

Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your email address.
Please write a subject for your message.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your message.
Please tick the box
Invalid Input

Call us 0808 1685860

 

GIVE US A CALL US ON
0808 1685860

Get the latest on key developments

Keep up to date on the latest employment law news. Sign up to get regular updates from KLG.

What our clients say

Contact us

KLG
Head Office
Suite 1
110 High Street
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 1PT

KLG
4th Floor
86-90 Paul Street
London
EC2A 4NE

Tel: 0808 1685860
Email: info@klglaw.co.uk