Compensation for constructive dismissal

Constructive dismissal is a form of unfair dismissal. It’s a complex area of employment law, but if a claimant is successful, the compensation awards can be substantial. Claiming constructive dismissal Constructive dismissal arises where an employee is not actually dismissed… Read on

What is whistleblowing?

‘Whistleblowing’ or ‘blowing the whistle’ is commonly understood as informing on someone who is doing something they shouldn’t. Under UK law, workers have special protections against detrimental treatment and dismissal when they make a qualifying disclosure of information.  Whistle-blowing is… Read on

Ill health dismissal: does the ACAS Code apply?

The ACAS Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures does not apply where someone is dismissed from work purely due to ill health. This means employers can dismiss someone for sickness without following the process recommended in the ACAS… Read on

Charges for employment tribunal cases

Each case is different and it is very difficult to give a precise figure for total costs at the outset. Even the most experienced lawyers can’t predict exactly how a case will unfold and how the other side will behave… Read on

Can I sue my employer for unfair treatment?

We often see clients who are generally aggrieved about the way that their employer has treated them. Although they genuinely feel that they have suffered unfairness at work, unless this can be linked to a specific legal protection which an… Read on

Can a man bring an equal pay claim?

Equal pay issues reported in the media usually involve women claiming that they are not being paid as much as their male counterparts but, men can also bring equal pay claims by comparing themselves to women who are earning more… Read on

How much will an Employment Tribunal cost me?

This is usually the first question that most people have when considering the risks and benefits of bringing an employment tribunal claim. It is particularly important to understand the likely costs of starting litigation in the employment tribunal as the… Read on

Work involved preparing for an Employment Tribunal hearing

We set out the steps commonly involved in preparing for an employment tribunal hearing. Drafting the claim form (ET1) and reviewing the response (ET3) – or vice versa depending on who is opponent Drafting further questions about the response/claim and… Read on

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