Do you feel like you are treated fairly at work or do any of these common problems at work sound familiar?
- Not receiving pay and entitlements
- Working outside of your terms and conditions of employment
- Your contract has been breached
- Working hours don’t reflect your contract
- Unsuitable working environment and equipment
- Unresolved workplace disputes
- Insufficient consultation around a redundancy
- Unfair dismissal
- A breach of Health and Safety regulations including provision of necessary equipment
- Discrimination on the basis of sex, race, disability, age, religious belief or sexual orientation
What to do if you are not treated fairly at work
Everyone deserves to be treated fairly at work, but sometimes things can go wrong. In these situations, workplace relationships often break down, making it very difficult to resolve any issues amicably. Difficulties and disagreements at work can leave employees feeling trapped. They often worry that making a complaint will jeopardise their job security. What should you do if you experience a problem at work?
If you experience a problem at work, there are a number of routes to consider:
- In the first instance, arrange a formal meeting with your employer to communicate your problem
- If this doesn’t bring about any positive resolution, you can consider using an employment dispute resolution service such as ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
- If these methods fail to resolve the problem, legal representation is your best option if you want to pursue your complaint
This can result in an Employment Tribunal - an independent panel that presides over employment disputes
Employment tribunals are chaired by a lawyer and up to two independent professionals with legal experience. The panel will decide on the merits of the case and whether you are entitled to compensation or not.
How can QualitySolicitors Moore & Tibbits help you?
You’ll need a solicitor to provide you with support and legal guidance during this process.
This can be a worrying time but at QualitySolicitors Moore and Tibbits, we can provide you with expert advice – and we offer a free initial consultation. We’ll work with you to find out the exact nature of the problem and what you hope to achieve. We help you negotiate with your employer to see if we can arrange a positive outcome for you before the case gets to an employment tribunal and can help you agree the terms of a Compromise Agreement.
When should I contact QualitySolicitors Moore and Tibbits?
It is of course dependant on your individual situation, however, we normally recommend you first complete a formal meeting with your employer. If a satisfactory outcome cannot be reached, then we recommend you speak to us.
Our free initial consultation means you can get free, impartial advice at any stage in the process.
What does the free initial consultation include?
This is your opportunity to get a deeper understanding of how you can manage your situation and the possible outcomes it could lead to with the right support.
It helps us both to set out the main issues, to consider what you may need to make decisions on and we also help you to identify what it is that you’re hoping to achieve. The first time you speak to one of our legal experts is offered completely free of charge, without obligation and is, of course, in complete confidence.
In most cases, it will take place over the phone, saving you a trip to our office. The advice you receive at this stage will be from one of our lawyers so you know you can trust it.
Can we help you with problems at work?
If you are experiencing problems in the workplace and would like to discuss your situation with us, please call us on 01926 491 181 or contact us via our website today.