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No matter how many laws have been passed to protect employees, there is no legislating for human nature – some bosses will always do their own thing regardless and it is often their staff who get hurt as a result. There are any number of ways, obvious and not so obvious, that employment law can be broken and you would be surprised how little it takes before an infringement of the law occurs:
- Sex Discrimination
- Racial Discrimination
- Incorrect recruitment or redundancy procedures
- Unfair or constructive dismissal
- Improper or non-existent contract of employment
…and so much more
In general, the sooner you consult a solicitor, then the more options you will have. Sometimes the right employment law advice can help resolve disputes amicably. Having a qualified and experienced specialist employment solicitor acting for you can ensure your rights are respected.
Performance management is another complex area. Poor performance can lead to disciplinary procedures and even dismissal. If you feel your performance has been unfairly evaluated, then taking the right action can help avoid serious consequences. Specialist employment advice can help you decide what steps to take.
And a further area in which you will definitely need help is in the event of being made redundant under circumstances that require you to sign a settlement agreement that sets out the terms of your departure. The law requires you to have a solicitor manage this process for you – but don’t worry, the employer normally pays my fees.