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Employment Law Solicitors

Employment Law Solicitors in Warrington

Employment law is a complex area of law and encompasses areas such as unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, discrimination, breach of contract, whistleblowing and others. 

Most claims must be brought within 3 months, eg in unfair dismissal cases 3 months less 1 day of the effective date of termination of employment or in discrimination cases, within 3 months of the last act of discrimination. 

In unfair dismissal cases, including constructive dismissal, you must have been employed for more than 2 years. There are exceptions to this, but they are very limited. Click here to find out more about unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal. 

There is no requirement that you must have been employed for a minimum length of time in discrimination cases. 

In the majority of cases an early conciliation certificate must be issued by ACAS before you can make a claim in the employment tribunal. If you do not do this, your claim will be rejected. Information about early conciliation can be found here.

Making an employment law claim

Once an early conciliation certificate is issued a claim must be made to the employment tribunal without delay. There is no fee to issue a claim but the time limits are very strict, so you should not delay issuing your claim or instructing a solicitor if you need legal representation. 

Find out about how to make a claim to an employment tribunal here

Fair dismissals

Ill health 

You can be dismissed if you have a long-term illness which means that you cannot do your job, although your employer would have to follow due process before taking a decision to dismiss. 

Capability or performance 

In this case your employer should give you the opportunity to improve.

Redundancy 

This is a potentially fair reason for dismissal although an employer must follow the correct procedures or it could be unfair dismissal. 

Misconduct 

For example persistent lateness, insubordination etc. In serious cases of misconduct (such as fraud or violence) would constitute gross misconduct and lead to summary (instant) dismissal. 

Illegality or contravention of a statutory restriction 

An example of this would be where an employee had a driving job and lost his driving licence.

Our Services

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

Our solicitors advise on all aspects of the law, including:

If your issue results in an Employment Tribunal, we can provide expert legal advice and representation to ensure your future is secure.

Funding Your Claim

Worried about the cost of bringing a claim? This is a common worry, especially if you have recently lost your job or been made redundant.  Visit our Funding Your Employment Law Claim page to fund out more information on the options available to you.

Strict 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.

The EDT can be ambiguous, so if you are unsure about the time limits in your case seek immediate advice by calling 01925 937070 or email Diane Massey, Head of Employment Law.

Settlement Agreement

Has your employer given you an settlement agreement? We have helped numerous clients with settlement agreements and can offer you expert advice. For more information, you can visit our website page by clicking here.


Useful Information and Downloadable Templates

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. You can find useful template letters on the following page by clicking here Employment Law Information Page.

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