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Employment Status

Employment Status

Everybody is entitled to basic employment rights, although some rights are reserved for workers or employed people.

There are three main types of employment status:

  • Worker
  • Self employed
  • Employee

And your employment rights depend on your employment status and your status may differ from the one you think you have. It also may differ from the one your employer says you have.

The well-publicised cases about uber drivers and couriers have shown that it’s not always easy to work out your employment status.

You may be losing out on holiday pay, or not being paid minimum wage or sick pay because your incorrect employment status. You may be  treated as self-employed and our experienced employment law specialists can help you work out what your legal status is, and what you might be entitled to.

Coronavirus Update

There is lots of information online regarding what support and information there is available for employees during the Corona Virus outbreak. Much of this is hearsay and gossip. Keep up to date with Employment Law in regards to the Coronavirus outbreak here.

Employment Status Fees

We offer a professional yet personal service at competitive prices, so you can be sure to receive a great value service with peace of mind over costs. We will always provide you with clear information about the costs involved in us handling your case.

There are a range of payment options depending on your case. Howells provides services with a range of fixed fees or competitive and affordable hourly rates. If your case is suitable and after an assessment of the case we believe it has good merits, we can also offer a damages based agreement (also known as ‘no win, no fee’). For further information see here.

2 steps to contacting Howells:

Step 1

Call our New Enquiry Team on 0114 249 66 66 or email [email protected] for an initial chat about your situation.

Step 2

We’ll listen carefully to you, clarify what you’re trying to achieve, and then explain if and how we can help you. We will take some initial information and liaise with a legal professional regarding your case. If it looks like we can help, we will book you in for a consultation with a legal professional.

The Team

Our Employment team, 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 also the way we pride ourselves on putting our client first, getting to know you and understanding what you want to achieve. To get the best results for you and achieve commercially sensible outcomes it is essential that we understand your business.

The team is highly regarded, with recommendations from many clients. The professional guide, Legal 500, also ranks Howells employment team highly in Sheffield and South Yorkshire;

Legal 500 2018

"The 'friendly and approachable' employment team at Howells is known primarily for its representation of employees in tribunal claims. Clare Fowler and Tom Bernard jointly head the team, which is supported by head of civil litigation Graham Hogarth. Fowler has particular experience delivering discrimination advice, while Bernard is recommended for his 'balanced advice, thorough and clear communication' in relation to claims. The team has recently handled disability discrimination claims, in addition to unfair dismissal claims under TUPE. The practice also has experience acting for SMEs, including advising one employer on a complex redundancy matter."

Solicitor Clare Fowler
Clare Fowler
Head of Employment & Discrimination
0114 249 6644