Personal and Business Legal Services in Solihull

Employment


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Unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal discrimination, unpaid wages, maternity, paternity, bullying, harassment, redundancies and compromise agreements.

Work problems can often affect all areas of your life and your loved ones. It is therefore vital that problems at work are dealt with as quickly as possible. The first steps should be to speak with your manager. If you feel you cannot do this, or the problem is a serious one, then we are happy to advise you on your best course of action. This may involve us speaking to your employer, setting up mediation, or in the more serious cases, issuing Employment Tribunal Proceedings.

We can help you whether you have problems with pay, discrimination, bullying, redundancy or dismissal. We can also advise on the contents of Settlement Agreements and variations of your Contract of Employment.

Employment Tribunal Advice and Representation Costs Information

You may find yourself dismissed from work where you believe there are no reasonable grounds.  We can help you by advising on your situation and whether you have grounds to bring a claim against your former employer.

Costs in pursuing employment claims can vary considerably and will depend on the number and complexity of the issues raised and the experience of the Solicitors working on your case.

There are many potential claims that can be pursued.  The most often pursued claims are that of unfair dismissal. 

The potential costs in pursuing a relatively straightforward claim will be in the region of £500 – £2,000 + VAT.  If matters can be agreed with your ex-employer at a relatively early stage through correspondence or through ACAS Early Conciliation, then your costs are likely to be within this range.

For more involved claims that require you to issue a claim at the Employment Tribunal, the costs are likely to be in the region of £2,000 – £7,500 + VAT.

In the issues are particularly complex or involve elements of discrimination with a Final Hearing requiring 2 or more days, then the costs are likely to be in the region of £7,500 – £15,000 + VAT.

Additional costs may need to be incurred if the matter has additional preliminary hearings to deal with interim applications, or we require Counsel’s opinion on the prospects of success or representation at any hearings.  We would always discuss the additional costs with you as soon as the potential arises.

It is important that you fully explore your funding options when looking to pursue an Employment claim.  You may have Legal Expenses Insurance with existing Home/Home Contents Insurance Policies or other financial products such as credit cards.  These Legal Expenses Policies often include cover for disputes relating to employment.

You should also explore whether you have any support from any professional bodies or associations you may belong to.  If you are a member of a Union, they may be able to support you.

Employment matters will be dealt with by one of our qualified Dispute Resolution Solicitors, or a combination:

Nicholas Thomas (PQE 10+ years) £225 + VAT per hour

Stephanie Howard (PQE 3 years) £175 + VAT per hour

Lee McAuliffe (PQE 2 years) £175 + VAT per hour

Our experienced support staff will also work on the matter for at relevant points.  Support staff are charged at £130 + VAT per hour.

Please contact us to arrange an initial discussion on 0121 270 2701 and we will then be able to provide you with a more tailored quote for the potential costs.

Whatever your problem, we are happy to discuss how we can help you. You can call and speak to us on 0121 270 2700.