Employment Law Solicitors

Employment law solicitors 

Employment law covers a wide range of legal issues and our services are tailored to your specific needs.   We are committed to serving the best interests of our clients and resolving all employment disputes as efficiently as possible.

We cover the whole of the North West of England and have many years experience of obtaining compensation for our clients, usually without the need to go to Tribunal.   In some cases we are able to offer no win no fee so please feel free to enquire.     Initial telephone consultations are completely free and without obligation.  Call 01925 937070 or to contact Diane Massey direct email info@dsmlegal.co.uk  

Legal areas we cover

We can help with all aspects of employment law, including

If you are in dispute with your employer and need legal advice or if you need advice on a settlement agreement we can help.   We have many years of experience in dealing with employment law disputes and settlements.   Call us on 01925 937070 or email Diane Massey at info@dsmlegal.co.uk to enquire or for further information.   Alternatively complete our contact form and we will call you. 

Termination of employment 

Your contract of employment can be terminated in a number of ways. Sometimes you might resign from your employment; for example, if you have found a new job, or you find that your life is intolerable in work and decide to resign and claim constructive dismissal.

An employer can terminate a contract of employment for various reasons, such as redundancy, misconduct, reasons related to an employee’s ability to do the job or for some other substantial reason.

Sometimes a dismissal can occur if an employee cannot do the job for legal reasons, e.g. an employee who drives for a living and has received a driving ban.

Unfair dismissal 

If you have been dismissed and you believe that your dismissal was unfair you may be able to bring a claim for unfair dismissal in the employment tribunal. Click here for some further information and a case study about unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.

Settlement agreements

In some cases, particularly with redundancy, your employer may offer you a settlement agreement as a means of ending the employment relationship. This is a legally-binding agreement in which you agree not to bring certain claims in the employment tribunal or the courts in return for a payment, sometimes called a ‘termination payment.’

A termination payment is compensation for loss of employment. There is no set or fixed amount that an employer must offer, as many factors will be taken into account by an employer – such as length of service, financial resources, litigation risk etc.  However, all contractual entitlements, such as salary, holidays etc must be paid in addition to a termination payment.

Once the terms of the settlement agreement are agreed between you and your employer it is then a requirement that you seek legal advice, otherwise the settlement agreement will not be legally enforceable. Your employer will make a contribution to your legal fees for advising on the terms and effect of the settlement agreement and we send the invoice direct to them. 

In straightforward cases (i.e. where all the terms are already agreed) your employer’s contribution will cover your legal costs. However, if the terms are not agreed and you require us to enter into negotiations with your employer then we will provide you with an estimate of costs for agreement prior to undertaking additional work

If your employer has not offered you a settlement agreement and this is something that you would be interested in exploring you can contact us for free advice.  We have helped numerous clients with settlement agreements. For more information, visit our website page by clicking here.

Loss of employment can come as a shock, whether you have worked for your employer for a short period or time, or for many years. We will therefore do all we can to make the process as stress free as possible.

Distance is no object and once you are in receipt of the settlement agreement we can advise over the telephone and by email if you prefer.

Employment law solicitors in Warrington 

If you would like an informal discussion to see if we can help get in touch.   

We will give you straightforward, no-jargon advice. Losing your job is stressful enough, and finances may be tight for a while, so choosing the right solicitor so that you don’t end up out of pocket is more important than ever if you find yourself in this situation.

Funding your employment law claim

If you are unable to agree a resolution with your employer then your only option may be to bring an employment tribunal claim. Visit our Funding Your Employment Law Claim page to find out more information.

Time limits

Strict time limits apply in employment law. For example, a claim for unfair dismissal must be issued in the Employment Tribunal within 3 months of the effective date of termination (EDT). The time limits are very strict so you should ensure that your claim is issued in plenty of time.

Contact DSM Legal

Call us on 01925 937070, or fill out our online form

Useful information

Leaving work in any circumstance can be a truly stressful experience, whether you have been unfairly dismissed or are a victim of bullying and discrimination in the workplace.

Download DSM Legal Solicitors’ templates to provide you with the necessary outline of how to inform your employer as well as fact sheets of details if you feel you have been unfairly dismissed.

You may also wish to visit the ACAS website which has some useful information about bringing employment tribunal proceedings. 

Letter Templates:

Template Grievance Letter
Unfair Redundancy Dismissal
Unfair Dismissal Fact Sheet

If you need help with pursuing a claim and the costs involved then contact DSM Legal Solicitors on 01925 937070 or email us at info@dsmlegal.co.uk.