All employees have certain rights protected by law, and it is important that your employer upholds your rights in the workplace. However, very often employment rights are breached and if you are in this situation you may be left wondering what action you can take to protect your livelihood. We understand how important your working life is to you, and our expert team always put your interests first. Outlined below are some of the main employment issues we see from employees. If you believe your employment rights have been breached, contact us today to find out how we can help.
If your employer wishes to terminate your employment, their dismissal of you must be fair. You may be able to make a claim for unfair dismissal if you meet the following qualifications:
- You are in the group of employees that can make a claim for unfair dismissal, for example you are not self-employed, freelance or in an occupation exempt from the rules.
- You have been working for your employer for at least two years (certain exceptions to this rule);
- You have actually been dismissed. For example, you were not on a temporary contract that has ended.
- You have been dismissed for an automatically unfair, or potentially unfair reason.
- Your employer did not act reasonably in their dismissal of you.
Claims for unfair dismissal must be brought within very strict time limits. If you think you may have been unfairly dismissed, contact us today to find out how we can help.
Please note that if you have been working with your present employer for less than 23 months and 3 weeks, you are not generally eligible to make a claim for unfair dismissal. There are only a few exceptions to this, such as where the dismissal is for an automatically unfair reason or where there has been discrimination.
Unlawful Deduction from wages
The law protects employees from having unlawful deductions made from their wages – this includes complete non-payment of wages. There are only very strict circumstances under which your employer may make a deduction from your wages:
- Where is is required by law, such as National Insurance contributions and tax.
- Where it has been authorised by your employment contract
- Where you have given written consent to the deductions being made.
If your employer has made a deduction from your wages which you think may be unlawful, contact us today to find out how we can help.
Discrimination At Work
Within the Equality Act of 2010, “The Act”, legislation provides protection to employees to ensure that they are not discriminated against. Our expert lawyers can help you in areas such as:
- Sex Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Maternity & Pregnancy Discrimination
If you would like advice please contact us at Kalra Legal Group on 0808 1685860 where we offer a free 20 minute no obligation consultation call.
If you are faced with the prospect of taking your case to an employment tribunal, contact us today to find out how we can help provide you with advice and representation.
A settlement agreement can be a means of bringing an employment dispute to an end. However, if you have been offered a settlement agreement by your employer it is important to seek proper legal advice. You need to ensure your interests are represented, and that your settlement agreement is negotiated to accommodate your needs.
If you would like to negotiate a exit package or redundancy package with your employer please call us to see how we can help.
Employment Law Advice for Employees London, Reading, Slough, Watford, Maidenhead
Employment law can be very difficult for individuals to navigate successfully. At KLG, we take pride in our successful history of helping clients handle their employment law issues. We provide expert advice that reflects your circumstances, and we will work with you every step of the way. Contact us today to find out more how we can help.