We all want to feel safe and fulfilled in our work, but sometimes this is not always possible, either through the direct actions of your employers or because the company's processes and procedures are discriminatory or don't reasonably take account of your personal circumstances.
Partner & Head of Employment Law
The Equality Act 2010 is the primary legislation which protects workers from discrimination in the workplace and covers a full range of protected characteristics such as:
- Age Discrimination
- Disability Discrimination
- Race Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- Gender Discrimination
- Sexual Orientation Discrimination
- Gender Reassignment Discrimination
- Marriage and Civil Partnership Discrimination
- Pregnancy and Maternity
Your employer may have an established Grievance Process, but some do not and many are complex and hard to navigate.
Our experienced Employment Solicitors can help you with every aspect of bringing a grievance to your employers attention, including help with drafting a grievance letter, presenting a grievance, navigating the grievance process and procedure, supporting you and your right to be accompanied by representing you at a hearing. We can also help with appealing against any decision made against you.
Employees can often find themselves accused of misconduct or that their productivity has fallen below the standard demanded during a capability and performance review process.
Our experienced and specialist Employment Solicitors can help you to presenting your arguments, defend you against allegations of misconduct, gross misconduct, poor performance and incapability. We can appeal against unjust decision and respond in cases where you may have received a verbal warning, final written warning, and even dismissal. We can further support you by helping you to excercise your right to be accompanied and represented at any meeting or tribunal hearing.
Pregnancy, Maternity and Family Friendly Issues
Good employers know that happy staff are productive staff and sometimes this means that they need extra support at key points in their personal lives. However, not every employer sees it this way.
At MW our dedicated employment lawyers can help you with a number of Family Friendly employment issues such as: Flexible working and homeworking requests, adoption leave, shared parental leave, emergency leave for dependents, bereavement leave, carer leave, grandparent leave, paternity leave, compassionate leave, parental rights, keeping in touch days, Statutory Maternity Pay and job sharing.
Whistleblowing and Health and Safety
A whistleblower is a person who raises a concern about an unlawful wrongdoing in their workplace.
The act of Whistleblowing is protected in Law by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, but whistleblowers often face unjust sanctions against them such as unfair dismissal, gagging clauses. At MW our experienced and specialist Employment Solicitors can help you to exercise your rights as a whistleblower. We have recent experience defending clients in high profile cases against employers such as the Ministry of Defence and a number of large companies in sectors such as transport and construction.
We Can Help
At MW, Our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those people who are having difficulties with their employer.
Our experienced and specialist Employment Lawyers can accompany you at disciplinary and grievance hearings and help you to draft correspondence to your employer. If you need to discuss you case with one of our Employment Team call us today on 020 3551 8500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org