Free employment law advice
Free employment law advice
We are well aware that when a difficult situation arises with your employers, you are likely to be distraught and require urgent advice. You can’t, of course, turn the clock back and change what has already happened. The focus should therefore be on what your rights are together with the options are going forward. The aim is to diffuse and/or resolve the situation as quickly as possible.
This may be against a background of bullying and harassment, redundancy, disciplinary proceedings, performance allegations, sickness, discrimination, gross misconduct, constructive dismissal, unfair dismissal, resignation, sexual harassment, whistleblowing, settlement agreement, a contractual dispute or for any other matter.
We are pleased to offer free initial employment law advice in relation to your enquiry, wherever you are based in the UK. The initial advice will cover the assessment of your case or query, usually by phone and/or email. There are a number of ways of contacting us:-
- please call us on 020 7100 5256;
- complete the contact form below to submit your enquiry;
- complete and return the full EMPLOYMENT QUESTIONNAIRE where you can also upload documents. This should preferably be completed where you wish us to consider your case in more detail.
You will receive an immediate acknowledgement that your enquiry has been received.
Where your enquiry is in writing, and you wish to take advantage of this initial free employment law advice, please keep the details as concise as possible.
Please note that if you are sending a lot of detailed information or where your enquiry is sufficiently complex, we may not always be able to provide a free initial consultation. This is in our absolute discretion, and we will let you know in advance if this is the case after we have seen your enquiry. We will then give you the option of a limited agreed (fixed) fee that is necessary for us to consider and assess your case, and to provide the initial advice. A typical charge for this is between £175 and £325.00 plus VAT, however this is just an average. A case with a lot of background history and issues is likely to be more than this, and conversely a more simple and self -contained issue could be less.
Our one day policy
In periods of extreme high volume of enquiries received, and during a period of public holidays (such as Christmas and New Year), we may not always be able to offer free initial advice. Although we are usually able to confirm the same day (and often within hours) if we are able to progress your enquiry, if you have not heard back from us WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY of submitting your enquiry, please assume we are unable to progress this and your details will be deleted from our system. We believe this is being fair and transparent to you, so you are not left hanging around.
Please note that you usually need to have been working with your present employer for no less than 23 months and 3 weeks (and not already been served with notice expiring before 2 years employment), to be eligible to make a claim for unfair dismissal. There are only a few exceptions to this, such as where the dismissal is for an automatically unfair reason or where there has been discrimination. Please click here to access the unfair dismissal page for further information.
Please also note that you only have 3 months less one day from the date of termination of your employment (or from the last act of any discrimination) in which to commence the tribunal process by lodging your claim with ACAS. This is simply a necessary procedural step, and the tribunal can only extend the time to issue in exceptional circumstances, otherwise you will be time barred. It is therefore recommended that you take early professional advice.