The law has given employees, and in some cases other workers who might not count as employees, rights and entitlements in relation to their employment, including how they are disciplined and dismissed or made redundant, how their grievances are handled, wages, absence from work and sickness, holidays, work breaks and working hours, time off for family emergencies, maternity and paternity leave, and the right to apply for flexible working.
All workers have the right not to suffer discrimination at work in relation to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Employees who believe they have been denied their rights at work have redress by taking their employers to an employment tribunal.
If you are thinking of seeking advice from a solicitor about bringing an employment tribunal claim do not delay as there are strict time limits in most cases.
Bishopsgate Law, a firm of solicitors with offices in London and Hertfordshire, helps employees with employment law problems bring employment tribunal claims and represents them at tribunals.
There is a free initial half-hour appointment for most employment law matters.
Bishopsgate Law can give you a free employment tribunal claims case assessment by e-mail.
A guide to your rights at work for employees, which covers different forms of employment, the contract of employment, wrongful and unfair dismissal, equality and discrimination at work, employment tribunal claims and statutory employment rights.
Find out more about discrimination, bullying or harassment at work and the Equality Act.
Find out more about unfair dismissal claims, or constructive dismissal claims.
Find out more about equal pay claims.
Employment lawyers at Bishopsgate Law can give advice to employees who have been offered a settlement agreement by their employers, about which they must seek independent legal advice before accepting.
Bishopsgate Law is a firm of solicitors authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, with offices in Bishopsgate, London EC2, and Potters Bar in Hertfordshire.
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