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The Cambridge Dictionary defines Employment disputes as an official disagreement between an employer and their employee. According to ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (UK), Small disagreements in the workplace can easily turn into bigger problems if not dealt with correctly. Some may become employment tribunal claims; others may expand into industrial disputes between groups of employees and their employer.
At Abels Solicitors, both businesses and employees benefit from our advice and assistance in the ever-changing field of employment law. Help is provided in drafting contracts, compromise agreements and procedures for employers and considering those documents for employees.
Types of Employment Dispute:
Both employers and employees can bring about an employment dispute.
Common disputes brought by an employer, usually resulting in suspension or dismissal in regards to their employee are
Persistent lateness, gross misconduct inside the workplace, behaviour outside work bringing a company into disrepute and Inappropriate use of business equipment
Common disputes brought by an employee against their employer are:
Victimisation, bullying & harassment, discrimination of race, gender or sexual orientation, unfair dismissal, redundancy & a lack of equal opportunities.
Where there are disputes in the workplace, our specialist employment solicitors can help in their resolution through discussion and advice, negotiation, mediation or through court or tribunal. We have even provided an independent chairman in disciplinary proceedings. We have represented both employers and employees in tribunals on claims including unfair dismissal and discrimination.
There is limited legal aid available in such cases for eligible employees, and we can discuss other funding arrangements in suitable cases.
Call Peter Humphris on our office number for a free initial phone consultation (maximum 5 minutes). If he feels the matter needs more consideration then a free 20 minute appointment can be made so you can be clear where you stand.