If you’re looking for an employment law solicitor, then perhaps you’ve had no joy from your Personnel or HR department, and want to know what your options are, and how to make sure that you choose the right solicitor for your needs.
Here’s what you need to know before you decide to take legal action.
1. Instructing an employment law solicitor is usually the last resort, and only necessary if things can’t be sorted out internally. Perhaps you’ve been accused of something, and have no other way to prove your innocence, or want to know what your rights are regarding redundancy.
2. You’ll want to make sure that you choose a specialised employment law solicitor, or at least one with a comprehensive employment law department, rather than a firm of solicitors better known for criminal law, or commercial property law.
3. Perhaps you’ll ask friends and family to see if they have any experience if you can’t find a solicitor for yourself.
4. You’ll want your solicitor to be knowledgeable, and understand the position you’re in. They’ll then be able to inform you whether you have a case, and what you should do next.
5. Employment solicitors will have experienced representing both sides of cases, and so will know what to expect, and how the other side is likely to react.
6. You’ll want to know how much experience your solicitor has in cases like yours, and what sort of success rate they have. You don’t want to choose a solicitor that hasn’t got much chance of getting you the outcome you want.
7. Employment Law solicitors are not just for employee versus employer cases. Solicitors will need to check that internal documents, such as handbooks, and other policies are legally binding and not unfair.
8. In addition, employee contracts will have to be checked too. This is to make sure that they are legal, and not discriminatory.
9. Perhaps you’ll choose a local solicitor so that it’s easier to keep informed of how your case is progressing, or perhaps you’ll choose a firm that are further away, but have a better reputation, or more experience with cases like yours.
10. If you’re not sure whether there is a case to answer, why not ask an employee law solicitor? Perhaps you feel you’re being bullied or discriminated against in the workplace, and want to know what to do if your claims are not being taken seriously. If they say that they can help you, are they the best solicitors for the job?
Now you know how to get help with your workplace worries, perhaps now is the time to seek the advice of an employee law solicitor.