Our expert team of employment law barristers, solicitors and lawyers can help you with advice on:
Our legal advice can help you reduce the chances of an employee taking you to an employment tribunal. If you do have to go to tribunal, we provide practical, experience-based advice on the best way to defend your organisation.
Whether you have a large or a small workforce, and however strong your HR policies, it’s a fact of life that disagreements between employees and employers happen. If you have a situation that’s escalating, we can help you to manage it and make sure what you’re doing complies with employment law, helping to avoid expensive litigation.
If it does come to a formal case, we can represent you in defence at tribunal hearings. Before you get to court, we’ll give you advice in plain English about your chances of success in court, any risks, and the full range of options for defence or settlement that are available to you.
Legal proceedings can be intimidating if you’re not used to the language and processes used. Our team of experienced employment barristers and solicitors will guide you at every step, from completing forms and documentation and understanding what’s happening in court to making decisions during the case.
At Webster & Co we can usually work on a fixed fee basis, so you always know the cost you are committed to. We will agree this with you at the start.
You might be more familiar with the idea of hiring a barrister through a solicitor. In fact, research shows that you could halve your legal costs by approaching a barrister directly. Our experienced, specialist team will recommend the best Webster & Co lawyer with the most relevant experience for your particular case.
Nothing should stop an employee from making an appeal if he/she is not satisfied with the action taken by the employer. The appeal should be in writing, stating the employee’s grounds and reasons for the appeal. Employers should respond to the employee in writing, without unreasonable delay. An employee also has a statutory right to be accompanied by a colleague or union representative. A failure by an employer to resolve a grievance can, in certain circumstances, amount to constructive dismissal. If your employer has failed to resolve a grievance which is making your workplace intolerable for you, please contact me immediately and I will advise you of your options.
If you’re not happy with the action taken by your employer, you can appeal in writing. State clearly why you’re appealing. Your employer needs to reply in writing promptly. If you raise a grievance and your employer arranges a meeting to discuss it with you, you have the right to take a colleague or union member with you. Sometimes, if your employer doesn’t resolve your grievance properly and it’s making your workplace intolerable for you, it can lead to a situation of constructive dismissal, because it’s impossible for you to continue working there. This is not fair. You could be entitled to compensation if this is the case. We can give you clear advice on what to do if your employer hasn’t resolved a grievance or employment issue in a fair and reasonable way.