Employment law for employees
The average person spends 30% to 40% of their waking time at work. As a result, a dispute at work can have a huge impact on your life and be a distressing experience. We are here to help.
We offer sound legal advice and support in respect of problems at work. As we represent both employers and employees, we offer a balanced approach and an insight into how businesses deal with HR issues.
You can be reassured that if you instruct Bracher Rawlins you won’t be passed from person to person but will receive hands-on, personal advice from one of our specialist employment lawyers.
We will seek to find a swift, practical and cost effective resolution to your dispute, always with an eye on costs and the bigger picture. We will try to avoid litigation but do not shy away from it when it is necessary; our employment team regularly represents Claimants at the Employment Tribunal.
Bracher Rawlins offers affordable, personal and practical employment law advice and with the expertise you expect from a firm of City lawyers.
We advise on all employee matters including:
- Unfair/constructive dismissal
- Breach of contract/wrongful dismissal
- Bullying and harassment in the workplace
- All forms of discrimination
- Post-termination restrictive covenants and injunctive relief
- Maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
- Flexible Working requests
- Employment and self-employed status
- Service agreement/contract of employment reviews
- Negotiating exits including advice on settlement agreements (formerly compromise agreements)
- Acting for an individual who was accused by his previous employer of being in breach of his post termination restrictions. Successfully negotiated a settlement that enabled him to start working for a competitor and reduced the length of the restrictions contained in his employment contract.
- Acting successfully for a clinical psychologist in a claim for unfair dismissal and whistleblowing against her employer.
- Assisted a senior executive at a national sporting body with his negotiated exit in circumstances where the employee argued that he had been treated poorly because of his association with a person who had a disability.
- Assisted a senior lawyer in pursuing a formal grievance regarding alleged bullying/harassment, leading to settlement on favourable terms including a substantial pay off and a positive reference being provided.
- Assisted an employee in raising a grievance regarding her employer’s failure to consider her flexible working request.