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When things go wrong at work, it’s our job to make
Sometimes work stops working out for you. Losing your job, being victimised or discriminated against, or simply being treated contrary to your employment contract, can be hugely stressful to you and your family. Your physical, emotional and financial health can all suffer, your confidence and career can take a real knock. And while professional legal advice can never undo the wrongs, we can make sure that things are put right.
There’s nothing to fear from contacting us either. We know people worry about solicitors, about costs and the ins and outs of the legal process, but just remember we’re on your side. Employment law is a complex and fast-changing area. But we believe in equal justice for all and making representation affordable and accessible to everyone. Fighting your corner is what we’re here for. An initial call costs nothing and our Employment team will be happy to advise you and answer any questions.
How we can help you
Our Employment team helps individual employees across a broad range of employment issues. It also works closely with partner teams in areas such as housing, welfare benefits and personal injury where referrals for additional legal help and practical support, or case collaboration, may be appropriate.
We know that people sometimes worry about contacting solicitors but you’ll find us approachable and easy to talk to – we also work on a ‘no win, no fee’ or compromise agreement basis so you don’t need to worry about costs.
- Unfair dismissal
- Constructive dismissal
- Victimisation, harassment and bullying
- Maternity, paternity and family rights
- Breach of contract
- Equal pay
- Employment tribunals
- Working time regulations
- Restraint of trade and confidentiality
- Contracts of employment
- Industrial accidents
We also offer advice on compromise agreements, so if you are being made redundant or are in a dispute with your employer and are looking at signing a compromise agreement we can give you the help and advice you need.
We can represent you and ensure that the compromise agreement is fair, negotiate with your employer on your behalf and advise you on any related matters.
How we can help Employers
Our experienced Employment Team also deals with aspects of employment law for Employers.
Whether you are considering disciplinary action against your employee, dealing with an employee’s sickness absence, need to make redundancies, forced to defend an Employment Tribunal claim or any other employment matter, we can help you.
We can also review your existing policies/procedures and employees’ contracts of employment free of charge. We will suggest ways of improving or updating these documents to ensure that they remain compliant with ever changing employment laws and provide your business with maximum protection.
We are particular experienced in dealing with the problems faced by owner-managed, small and medium sized businesses and recognise commercial realties. As such we provide comprehensive and understandable expert advice at very competitive rates.
Please do not hesitate to contact one of our team for an initial free appointment.
- To ensure those in need feel that they have a champion and a voice
- To help to pursue for clients the most appropriate and lawful result
- To maximise any consequent financial settlement
- To remain a strong, staunch and tireless advocate for your rights
- To remove any fear, worry or mystery about the legal process
- To communicate regularly, openly and sensitively and always be ready to listen
- To provide clear guidance on costs at the outset of the case
- To use other expert teams within the firm to provide an all-round, holistic service
Our Employment team, headed by the smart and dependable Scott Sim, is renowned for its no-nonsense, energetic and pragmatic approach. Its success isn’t just down to its extensive knowledge of the law. It’s the desire to see rights upheld, injustices punished and disrupted lives put back on track. That’s done through skill, judgement, diligence, sometimes inspiration, more often through good old-fashioned experience and know-how. Either way, these are people you want working for you.
Equality and Human Rights Commission: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/
Do you or have you recently worked for Comet?
Howells is taking on cases for ex-Comet staff who have been made redundant or who are still employees but are under threat of redundancy.
We are currently dealing with a large number of claims for staff and ex-staff at Comet. If you have recently been made redundant or are at risk, you may be entitled to compensation so contact us today to find out how we can help.