Experienced Employment Solicitors
OGR Stock Denton employment law solicitors have an excellent reputation and, as you would expect, numerous satisfied clients.
As well as legal advice and support for employees and employers, we will also be glad to advise on non-contentious employment issues. For confidential advice on employee shareholder arrangements, director remuneration, and associated legal matters, please do not hesitate to contact us.
To make an appointment to discuss any aspect of Employment Law please email or phone 020 8349 0321.
Guiding you through
Guiding you through
As an employee
If you have tried to resolve a problem or dispute with your employer without success, we can help. Similarly, workplace bullying and reprisals are not uncommon. Suppose you have received unfair treatment or been subject to discrimination. In that case, it could be time to take advice from an expert in employment law.
If your employer has proposed an amendment to your contract, we recommend you beware of any small print. Usually, it is wise to have a legal professional check the proposed terms before you sign anything. You won’t be at a disadvantage with an expert on your side.
Circumstances under which you can sue an employer
You are entitled to take action against your employer if you can show:
- Poor treatment. Employees have a right to respect at work.
- Poor management.
- Suffering illegal discrimination.
- Failure to follow company policies.
- Disputed performance.
Actions in wrongful dismissal cases
Initially, the steps in wrongful and unfair dismissal cases are:
- Taking your initial instructions, reviewing correspondence and reading other documentation from your employer.
- Considering your case and advising you on its potential merits and possible compensation.
- Attempting pre-claim conciliation, especially where required, to try to reach an early settlement.
If an agreement with the other side is not possible, tribunal procedure involves:
- Preparing your claim.
- Considering whether a negotiated settlement might be reached through ACAS or directly with your employer’s solicitor.
- Evaluating the employer’s defence and advising you.
- Considering a schedule of loss.
- Preparing for and attending a preliminary hearing (if applicable).
- Exchanging documents and agreeing a bundle of documents to submit to the tribunal.
- Drafting statements, including from witnesses.
- Advising you on the other party’s statements and documentation.
- Agreeing a list of issues.
- If necessary, instructing and conferring with Counsel before the hearing.
- Preparing for and attending the tribunal hearing.
- Reviewing the decision and agreeing any appropriate actions.
Timescales range from a few weeks for agreements that do not require hearings to several months. Progress depends on the time the other side takes to reply to requests for information and the availability of tribunal listing dates.
Our Legal Team
As an employer
When you have staff on the payroll with significant employment rights, you need a professional on your side to cover employer-employee relationships correctly. When legal questions arise, we aim to add value to your organisation.
Because legislation changes regularly, shrewd business management involves having expert legal service at your disposal. At OGR Stock Denton, our employment law solicitors understand the unique complexities of each case.
Your employment law solicitor will consider the relevant facts and advise on the most appropriate resolution(s). Often, the most pragmatic way to resolve matters promptly and cost-effectively is through an out-of-court settlement.
However, in some instances, it is not possible to negotiate a solution. In these circumstances, a tribunal hearing could be on the cards. When a solicitor or barrister represents your company, you can count on the highly effective presentation of your case to the presiding judge.
Handling an employment law issue for an employer involves:
- Reviewing and advising the claimant.
- Attempting pre-claim conciliation wherever appropriate.
- Advising and preparing a defence or response.
- Applying to the Tribunal.
- Drawing up a schedule of loss.
- Preparing for (but not attending) a preliminary hearing.
- Advising on obligations re. disclosure and exchanging documents with the other side.
- Agreeing a bundle of documents for the hearing.
- Drafting statements, including witnesses.
- Considering and advising on the opposing side’s witness statements.
- Agreeing a list of issues.
- Preparing for the hearing and instructing Counsel.
Thanks to their members’ experience, our employment law team understands both sides’ positions. Carefully, they will anticipate the likely response, evaluate their argument(s) and work to minimise costs wherever possible.
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“Hayley Trovato exceeded all my expectations by handling my case with professionalism, friendliness and willingness to go the extra mile. I am so glad our paths crossed at a time when I needed someone in my corner. I highly recommend Hayley and OGR Stock Denton.”
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I have been put through to Hayley Trovato, who professionally handled my case and was spot on important detail, asking the right questions. I’m genuinely happy with the help that I received as the case resolved positively. The job was done efficiently, saving time and budget, I enjoyed working with a professional.
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