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Specialist Employment Lawyers

Do you think you have a strong case for unfair dismissal? Or perhaps you feel like you’ve been discriminated against at work?

Whatever the situation, Setfords is here to give you expert employment law advice. We have the knowledge and experience to successfully fight your corner as an employee, however you’ve been wronged in the workplace.  

Find out more about our lawyers and how we can help you below.

Employment Law Services

How exactly can our solicitors help you with your employment law queries? Check out our main specialisms below. 

  • Settlement Agreements

    Settlement Agreements

    If you’ve been offered a settlement agreement by your employer, you’re required to get legal advice. But, it’s important that you’re getting the right advice, as coming to amicable settlement terms with your employer can be difficult. Setfords can help guide you through the process and get you the resolution you deserve.

  • Unfair Dismissal

    Unfair Dismissal

    Do you feel like your employer has dismissed you for no good reason? Or, perhaps they have not followed the required dismissal procedures? This could count as unfair dismissal, and Setfords can give you the necessary legal advice to help you win your case.

  • Discrimination

    Discrimination

    Unfortunately, workplace discrimination is still rife, from racial to age to gender bias. If you’re looking into discrimination claims, contact Setfords for expert advice from our employment law specialists.

  • Employment Tribunal Proceedings

    Employment Tribunal Proceedings

    Sometimes, employment tribunal proceedings are inevitable. With our expert employment law advice, we can increase the chances of you winning your case.

  • Disciplinary Issues

    Disciplinary Issues

    If your employer has brought a potentially erroneous disciplinary case against you, then Setfords are here to fight your corner and ensure you’re not unfairly punished.

  • Redundancies and Restructure

    Redundancies and Restructure

    Have you been made redundant, but don’t think it was fair? Or have you still not been paid the money you’re owed as part of a redundancy package? Our specialist employment lawyers have all the expertise and experience required to get you justice.

Settlement Agreements

If you’ve been offered a settlement agreement by your employer, you’re required to get legal advice. But, it’s important that you’re getting the right advice, as coming to amicable settlement terms with your employer can be difficult. Setfords can help guide you through the process and get you the resolution you deserve.

Unfair Dismissal

Do you feel like your employer has dismissed you for no good reason? Or, perhaps they have not followed the required dismissal procedures? This could count as unfair dismissal, and Setfords can give you the necessary legal advice to help you win your case.

Discrimination

Unfortunately, workplace discrimination is still rife, from racial to age to gender bias. If you’re looking into discrimination claims, contact Setfords for expert advice from our employment law specialists.

Employment Tribunal Proceedings

Sometimes, employment tribunal proceedings are inevitable. With our expert employment law advice, we can increase the chances of you winning your case.

Disciplinary Issues

If your employer has brought a potentially erroneous disciplinary case against you, then Setfords are here to fight your corner and ensure you’re not unfairly punished.

Redundancies and Restructure

Have you been made redundant, but don’t think it was fair? Or have you still not been paid the money you’re owed as part of a redundancy package? Our specialist employment lawyers have all the expertise and experience required to get you justice.

Setfords’ Approach to Employment Law

Setfords’ lawyers specialise in all major areas of employment law. We’ll listen, think, and give you the best possible advice for your specific case.

We can make this bold claim because we’re different from other law firms. All of our lawyers are experienced, meaning you’ll never get legal help from an under-qualified junior.

Furthermore, our unique support structure ensures our lawyers always focus on their clients, not internal billing targets or office administration. As a result, you’ll always receive a bespoke, highly professional legal service with the advice you need.

Employment Law Solicitors

Employment Law FAQs

  • What is employment law?

    Employment law governs the relationship between employers and workers. It regulates what employers can expect from their employees, what employers can get workers to do, and the rights employees have in the workplace.

  • What is the purpose of employment law in the UK?

    Employment law is there to provide guidance and protection to both employees and employers. It offers legal frameworks around issues like hiring processes, dismissal procedures and how individuals are treated at work, ensuring that everyone is treated fairly in the workplace.

  • What are the three basic employment rights for a worker?

    Three examples of basic worker employment rights include:

    1. Statutory Sick Pay — This guarantees workers’ pay if they’re sick. Here in the UK, eligible employees can get Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) of £95.85 per week.
    2. Protection against unfair dismissal — Protection against unfair dismissal does exactly what the name suggests, and means employers must give a lawful reason to terminate an employee’s contract. 
    3. Annual leave —  By law, employers need to give employees that work a five-day week at least 28 days of paid annual leave a year.
  • How is employment law enforced in the UK?

    The vast majority of employment law rights are enforced by individuals taking either their current or former employers to an employment tribunal. These are independent public bodies which make decisions on matters to do with employment law.

  • What is a capability procedure in employment law?

    A capability procedure details how any issues arising from an employee’s incapability to do their job should be managed by a business, such as by offering extra support or training. Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, ‘capability’ is assessed by reference to an individual’s “skill, aptitude, health or any other physical or mental quality”. 

  • Are employers responsible for health and safety in the workplace?

    There are certain health and safety regulations that employers have a duty to provide in the workplace, including ensuring employees have the right safety equipment free of charge; to have breaks and paid holiday time off; to conduct risk assessments and control any risks as far as possible; and to ensure employees are able to inform their employer of health and safety concerns without fear of disciplinary action.

    Furthermore, employees also have responsibilities when it comes to health and safety. For example, they need to take reasonable care not to put their own or others’ health at risk; inform their employer of any circumstances that may affect their health and safety at work (such as pregnancy or a change in medication that may affect the way in which they typically do their job);  and to co-operate in training on relevant health and safety procedures.

  • What is the purpose of a trade union?

    Trade unions are organisations designed to protect employees’ rights, and to negotiate in the interests of their members (for example, over pay or working conditions). Members pay a fee to benefit from their services.

    Typically, trade unions will have members from a particular type or sector of employment, such as teachers, doctors, construction workers, retail workers, and so on.  

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