You’ve just been informed that you are being dismissed because your job has been made redundant. While this may probably be the worst thing that has happened to you as an employee, it isn’t the end of the world. Under the employment law you are entitled to certain claims from your former employer as a result of your redundancy. However, if you are like most individuals who have also been made redundant, it is most likely that you are not familiar with employment law. You need the services of an employment law solicitor.
Most people are often too intimidated to even consider seeking the services of an employment law solicitor. This has a lot to do with the fear of the costs involved with hiring a solicitor. Good solicitors are willing to provide you with a free consultation either on the phone or in person to help determine whether you do have a case worth pursuing. If you do have a case, the employment solicitor will provide you with an estimate of the costs and expenses before proceeding. Stay away from solicitors who want to charge you immediately without first hearing your side of the story.
Now that you have decided on seeking professional help, the next step of course is to choose the best employment solicitor to hire.
With all the available employment law experts and solicitors around, the main thing of course is for you to get the best for what you can afford. This is not of course to say that you should scrimp on your budget. Remember expertise does come at a price. Often the inexpensive services come from solicitors who may lack the experience or knowledge necessary for you to get the most out of your claims. Always look for the solicitor’s credentials first then decide whether you can afford their services.
Another good way to choose the right employment solicitor for you is to check out the internet. Good solicitors will have a website that is both comprehensive and informative. You should be able to know the extent of the services that they have, experience, even sample case reports to know if they are able to handle your particular case. A website says a lot especially about the way a group of solicitors or a firm is organized. If you understand their website and are interested, chances are you will like the kind of services they can offer you.
Aside from a good website, good solicitors will also be easy to contact. Good employment law solicitors should provide you with all the necessary information for you to contact them and not just hide behind a fancy name for a firm. They should be able to provide you with a toll-free telephone number, a complete address so you can mail them or visit them directly at their office, an email address and an easy to fill out inquiry form.
Finally, your chosen employment solicitor should be able to talk to you in layman’s terms and not try to impress you with heavy legalese jargon. You’re trying to find help to understand something not find someone who will confuse you more.
Remember, employment law solicitors are there to help you make something positive out of your negative situation so strive to always find the ones who can help you make the most out of your redundancy.