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EMPLOYMENT LAW EXPERTS IN SOUTH LONDON

Our employment law department deals with claims for compensation on behalf of employees or former employees against an employer who has acted contrary to law. Get in touch to learn more.

WE PROFESSIONALLY REPRESENT YOU
in the Employment Tribunal

Due to the complexity of the legislation, our specialist employment solicitors represent clients in claims where the Employment Tribunal has jurisdiction which includes: -

  • Racial harassment/discrimination/victimisation.

  • Sexual harassment/discrimination/victimisation.

  • Age discrimination

  • Religion discrimination.

  • Disability discrimination.

  • Discrimination based on sexual orientation.

  • Pregnancy-related discrimination or other conditions unique to a gender.

  • Unfair dismissal.

  • Workplace bullying.

  • Redundancy

  • False redundancy claimed as an excuse for unlawful dismissal

  • Compromise agreements settling financial terms for dismissals

  • Working time regulations

  • Being forced to resign because of the offensive behaviour of others.

 

We can call upon numerous statutes and regulations that are designed to protect employees from unlawful actions by employers and by other employees including:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974

  • Employment Rights Act 1996

  • Sex Discrimination Act 1975

  • Race Relations Act 1976

  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995

  • Protection from Harassment Act 1996

  • Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994

  • The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006

  • Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003

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EMPLOYMENT COST

Disbursements:

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as barrister’s fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Counsel’s fees are estimated between £1,070 to £2,700 per day (depending on the experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation).

 

Exclusions and factors which may make a case more complex

If the issues become more complex, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.

 

Factors that may lead to an increase in cost include:

  • If it is necessary to make an application to amend your claim or to provide further information about an existing claim

  • Making or defending a cost application

  • Complex preliminary issues such as whether you have a disability (if this is not agreed by the parties)

  • The number of witnesses and documents

  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer

  • If there are allegations of discrimination linked to the dismissal

TIME SCALES

If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 4-10 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 20-50 weeks.

 

Key milestones:

There are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)

  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;

  • Preparing your claim

  • Reviewing and advising on the response from other party

  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process

  • Preparing or considering a schedule of loss

  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing

  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing on a bundle of documents

  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing on their content with witnesses

  • Preparing a bundle of documents

  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements

  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or a cast list

  • Preparation and attendance at the Final Hearing, including instructions to the council

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To get in touch with our civil litigation solicitors, please call us on
020 8804 3594

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