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.
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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:
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 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.
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:-
- Employment Lawyers & Outsourced HR for Charities
- Employment Lawyers & Outsourced HR for the Education Sector
- Employment Lawyers & Outsourced HR for Small Businesses
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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.