Employment law

When you think about how much time you actually spend at work, a realisation that you are being mistreated, or are facing a dismissal or disciplinary proceedings against you can be a great shock. Book a free consultation with a legal specialist to listen, review documents, advise and act on your behalf.

Landau Law: Employment law solicitors for employees

Landau LogoLandau Law are one of the best known specialist employment law solicitors in the UK, and is passionate about helping as many people as possible, acting only for senior executives and employees.

Their team has collectively acted for more than 25,000 individuals over 30 years, and they pride themselves on being understanding and sympathetic to employees who are facing a very difficult situation at work. With their vast experience, this has resulted in a high percentage of settlements with employers- not forgetting that it is in both parties interests to reach a mutual agreement.

Over many years, Landau Law clients have ranged across the public sector and private companies of all sizes, including roles in banking/ financial services, technology and sales, telecoms, the media industry, retail, construction, the legal and accounting industry, medical profession, entertainment, and education.

While the Equality Act 2010 provides that age is a protected characteristic and makes discrimination unlawful unless it can be justified, the firm is hearing from, and working with more and more people who are experiencing dismissal, harassment, victimisation or being put in to disciplinary proceedings after years in the same business. Working with Rest Less, Landau Law can share their experience of employment law to help those who need it in this thriving community.

Landau LogoLandau Law are one of the best known specialist employment law solicitors in the UK, and is passionate about helping as many people as possible, acting only for senior executives and employees.

Their team has collectively acted for more than 25,000 individuals over 30 years, and they pride themselves on being understanding and sympathetic to employees who are facing a very difficult situation at work. With their vast experience, this has resulted in a high percentage of settlements with employers- not forgetting that it is in both parties interests to reach a mutual agreement.

Over many years, Landau Law clients have ranged across the public sector and private companies of all sizes, including roles in banking/ financial services, technology and sales, telecoms, the media industry, retail, construction, the legal and accounting industry, medical profession, entertainment, and education.

While the Equality Act 2010 provides that age is a protected characteristic and makes discrimination unlawful unless it can be justified, the firm is hearing from, and working with more and more people who are experiencing dismissal, harassment, victimisation or being put in to disciplinary proceedings after years in the same business. Working with Rest Less, Landau Law can share their experience of employment law to help those who need it in this thriving community.

Employment law rights: Situations that may require legal support

UK Employment Law Rights cover full time, part-time and in some cases the self-employed and agency workers for issues relating to bullying, redundancy, discrimination, constructive dismissal, unfair dismissal, disciplinary, gross misconduct, performance improvement plan, stress at work, bonus dispute, restrictive covenants, whistleblowing, sexual harassment, or a settlement agreement. In many cases, you may feel that your employer is simply trying to manage you out of the business.

If you are an employee and still in employment and you cannot resolve the matter informally with your line manager, then it is best to first lodge an internal grievance. This may be appropriate, for example, where you may have been passed over for promotion, or you have been harassed by reason of your age. Your employer will be obliged to convene a meeting without unreasonable delay to discuss your grievance.

On the other hand, it could be that whatever the outcome of any grievance process, you feel that your relationship has broken down and you can’t see yourself continuing in employment. Either way, you may need professional support as simply giving up your employment rights could leave you very much short changed, and also hamper any subsequent legal claim.

If you have already been dismissed and you think you have been discriminated against, you can lodge a claim for unfair dismissal and age discrimination at the Employment Tribunal. The tribunal process should be commenced within 3 months less one day of the date of dismissal or alleged discriminatory act. It is now mandatory to go lodge the claim with ACAS under their early conciliation scheme before you can proceed to the tribunal.

You should obtain professional advice as soon as possible if you think you have a claim.

UK Employment Law Rights covered by Landau Law

  • Age discrimination
  • Bullying & harassment
  • Data protection
  • Disability discrimination
  • Flexible working
  • Holidays
  • Mental health at work
  • Pregnancy discrimination
  • Redundancy
  • Resignation
  • Settlement agreements
  • Sickness
  • Tax on settlements
  • TUPE
  • Whistleblowing
  • Agency workers
  • Collective redundancies
  • Demotion
  • Dismissal & disciplinary
  • Gender discrimination
  • International
  • Notice
  • Probation
  • Redundancy calculator
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Sex discrimination
  • Shares and stock options
  • Time off work
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Without prejudice
  • Appeals
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Directors
  • Equal pay
  • Grievances
  • Interviews
  • Pay and benefits
  • Protected conversation
  • References
  • Retirement
  • Sexual harassment
  • Suspension
  • Time limits
  • Unlawful deductions
  • Working parents
  • Bonuses
  • Contracts of employment
  • Discrimination
  • Fixed term contracts
  • Gross misconduct
  • Maternity pay & leave
  • Performance issues
  • Race discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Senior executives
  • Sexual orientation
  • Stress at work
  • Tribunal proceedings
  • Victimisation
  • Wrongful dismissal

 

For direct access to the Landau Law directory setting out your full employment rights, click here* or book a free consultation below if you have a case.

Example case studies

Example 1

Employee A was given a performance review that graded him as underperforming. He did not agree with this, although he underwent an informal performance process, and passed this. He was then put on a highly scrutinised more formal performance process on the basis of extremely minor errors in his work which were caused due to stress. He was told that a failure to pass the performance process could lead to his dismissal. It was clear to Employee A that his employers were trying to exit him from the business come what may.

Employment rights

Employee A argued that that there was nothing in his work that merited such a draconian approach and in any event, he has never been provided with suitable training or support in his role. He was also under the clear impression that his employer wanted to replace him with someone much younger and who could be on a lower salary. This was gathered from overheard conversations and what had happened in different parts of the business.

We advised this was a clear case of constructive dismissal and also potentially age discrimination. A grievance was lodged, and a successful settlement was ultimately achieved.

Example 2

Employee A had been pushed to the brink. All other members of the leadership team were male, and she has spent years ignoring jokes and being treated like “the tea lady” and not taken seriously at all leadership meetings. She was then accused at a leadership meeting by the MD of saying and doing things she was not aware of, and she was not supported by other members of the leadership team when she tried to defend herself. She was simply told she was overreacting.

Employment law UK

Employee A shortly afterwards was approached by another male member of the leadership team who proceed to invade Employee A’s space together with unwanted physical touching. Employee A immediately reported the incident, but nothing was done except work was taken away from her on the basis that “she could not cope”. Employee A then resigned on the basis of constructive dismissal and sex discrimination, and we successfully negotiated an acceptable settlement.

Book a free consultation

Landau Law is happy to offer Rest Less community members an initial free assessment of the merits of their case*. You simply need to email [email protected]* with the subject matter “Rest Less enquiry” with a short summary of their issue. This will be looked at by one of the team, who will then get back to you.

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*Please note that Landau Law reserves the right in their absolute discretion not to provide free advice if you are submitting detailed information and/or other commitments do not allow us to do so. We will always do our best, however, and will let you know if free advice is not possible.

"The expertise, empathy and patient understanding of the team at Landau law was first rate. They explained the nuances of a complex situation in easily understandable layman’s terms, gave balanced and impartial advice and helped me navigate through a potentially stressful situation with care and attention and answered all of my questions promptly and fully. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anybody."

"Landau Law provided a first class professional service from start to finish and very good value for money too. I expected sound knowledge of the relevant law and I was not disappointed but the team also have excellent, proactive communication skills which are not always there with businesses."

"None of this would have been possible without your dedication and sound counsel. You shaped a fantastic strategy and understood the psychology behind protracted and tactical negotiations and wow, what an amazing result! You have had a major impact on my career and getting me justice. Thank you. Best wishes."

"I am writing to thank you for your services. As you know I had been shopping around to pick a capable lawyer for this case, others lawyers came across as “salesy” and it was difficult to make a judgement on their competency based on their glamorous websites. This is why I wanted to speak to somebody and ask questions in order to compare. You were prompt in your responses and answered questions without hesitation or being pushy. Further, your delivery remained professional after signing the retainer. I will be happy to recommend you."

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