Employment Solicitors
We are not currently offering Employment advice services. The following is for informational purposes only.

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At AWH Solicitors we offer a free 20-minute employment law consultation. We’ll give you advice on your problem at work on a no-obligation basis. Our specialist employment team are here to help and provide you with a quick and effective initial assessment on a range of employment disputes.

UK Employment Law Solicitors

Workplaces can be complex social environments, with their own politics. If you’ve been treated unfairly at work, discriminated against, bullied or harassed, our expert employment solicitors can help. Usually, disputes between an employer and employee resolve themselves within the workplace. Most responsible companies will have an employee handbook outlining how they will oversee this. When this isn’t possible and matters escalate to a more serious level, it may be time to seek legal advice. Our employment law solicitors are here to help.

We can offer expert advice when you believe your employer mistreated you, for example, if they have:

Your Legal Rights as an Employee

Our employment solicitors have a lot of experience representing employees from a range of jobs, for all kinds of breaches in employment law.

In the UK there are strict laws protecting the rights of all employees. Our employment law solicitors’ no-win, no-fee approach guarantees the tailored advice you need when you have been treated unfairly. We can help you claim compensation for any losses you suffered as a result.

UK Employment Law Solicitors

The workplace is where we spend most of our adult life, so any disputes or frustrations with your employer can have a large impact on your home life, too.

Our team of specialist employment solicitors are here to handle a wide range of workplace disputes for employees across the country.

Wrongful Dismissal Claims

If your employer breaches the terms of termination in your employment contract, we can help you can claim for wrongful dismissal. It doesn’t matter how long you have been at the company, because wrongful dismissal claims can proceed to employment tribunal after any length of employment.

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Unfair Dismissal Claims

You can make an unfair dismissal claim if your employer dismisses you without good reason. If they fail to follow the company’s own formal dismissal procedure or breach your statutory rights, you could also make a claim for unfair dismissal.

It is important to note that employees can only claim unfair dismissal after two years of service, unless the claim concerns discrimination or harassment of which you can file for discrimination claims against your employer.

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Automatically Unfair Dismissals

The court will deem a dismissal as unfair if:

  • You asked for flexible working
  • You refused to give up working time rights
  • You joined a trade union
  • You took part in legal industrial action within the last three months
  • You applied for parental leave or were on parental leave
  • You exposed wrongdoing

If your dismissal is classed as automatically unfair our employment solicitors can likely help you put forward an unfair dismissal claim.

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Constructive Dismissal Claims

If you had no choice but to leave your job due to your employer’s poor conduct – and had been with them for two years or more – you can claim constructive dismissal.

Poor conduct could include them:

  • Suddenly holding back your pay
  • Demoting you without reason
  • Allowing other employees to harass and discriminate against you
  • Forcing unreasonable changes, such as significant changes to your working hours

Read more about constructive dismissal claims


Our employment solicitors can help you make a compensation claim if you have recently been made redundant and you feel your employer did not follow the correct procedures and if you feel that redundancy wasn’t the real reason for your dismissal.

We believe that employers should handle redundancies in a fair, genuine and respectable way. If yours wasn’t, we’ll support you every step of the way, getting you the outcome you deserve.

Read more about your rights regarding redundancy

Discrimination at Work

Discrimination and harassment in the workplace are against the law. If you feel harassed or unfairly treated based on the discriminatory attitudes of your employer, you can claim unfair dismissal.

Unlike standard unfair dismissal claims, ones that involve complaints of discrimination or harassment do not require you to have been with the company for two or more years.

Our employment solicitors can take on various discrimination at work claims. Some examples are:

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Settlement Agreements

Settlement agreements are a legally binding solution that let employees and employers end the contract in a way that benefits them both.

If an employer doesn’t have grounds for dismissal but feels like they aren’t profiting from employing a particular member of staff, they may suggest a settlement agreement. This would release the employee from their duties in a lawful and amicable way.

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Employment Contract Disputes

When starting a new job role, it is worth reading and reviewing your contract. As a result, you can make sure the contract reflects your current job expectations and brings awareness to any employment conditions that might affect you in the future. For example, your employment contract should cover how to leave your employment and include details such as notice periods. An Employment Contract lawyer can help to:

  • Legally review any new contracts
  • Help you make a claim for changes made to your contract without permission
  • Assist you in proposing changes to a contract which favours the employer
  • Ensure the contract you are writing for your employers is legal and fair

Read more about our employment contract solicitors

Understanding Employment Law

UK employment law regulates the relations between employers, employees and trade unions. As a result, the law ensures all employers treat all workers fairly and guarantee a safe work environment.

What Employment Law Solicitors Can Help You With

Employment law covers all aspects of employment. For example, it includes regulation on:

  • Minimum pay
  • Working hours
  • Parental leave
  • Employment contracts
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Dismissals
  • Probation and notice periods
  • Health and safety
  • Redundancy
  • Transfers of undertakings
  • Equality
  • Discrimination in the workplace

If you think your employer has broken UK employment law, we can help you bring them to justice.

UK Employment Tribunals

Under UK employment law, employees have the right to make a claim against their employer if there’s a dispute between them. Most employment claims are handled by an employment tribunal and employees are not charged fees for doing so.

For a claim to be accepted, it has to meet certain requirements. One of the most important is the time frame in which you do it. There are strict time restrictions set out in which an employee can make a claim after an event has happened. This is usually three or six months. Therefore, you need to consider all the evidence that you, and the company, will be able to provide at the tribunal. This is because, without evidence to back up your arguments, you could find that your claim is rejected.

Employment Solicitors – Guidance and Support

Speak With One Of Our Employment Law Solicitors

Employment law is constantly being updated as it reacts to the ever-changing economy, new technological advancements and verdicts on tribunal cases throughout the country.

Because of this, it can feel like a minefield if you’re looking for justice. With us on your side your employment law claim will be a lot more straightforward. Contact our employment lawyers today or request a call back to discuss your case. Our solicitors are regulated by the solicitors regulation authority (SRA).

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