We can provide advice, ongoing support, casework and representation for individuals in a range of employment matters. We only act for individuals, not businesses.
How we help you
We advise on:
Discrimination, including discrimination on the ground of sex, maternity and pregnancy, race and disability.
A failure to make reasonable adjustments for those with disabilities.
Harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment.
Non-payment of wages.
Disciplinary and capability procedures
Health and safety issues (including Covid-19 issues).
Please note that we have limited resources. Therefore, we are not able to guarantee ongoing advice or support.
If you are given a contribution to legal costs for a Settlement Agreement (also known as a Compromise Agreement), please find a local solicitor at the Law Society.
Where appropriate, we refer to other agencies who may be able to offer support.
Employment Telephone advice line
Wednesdays: 10 am - 12 noon
020 8853 9993
This day and time is an Employment only Advice Line.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiry.
Who can we assist?
Our work is aimed at those who cannot access other advice.
Are you a member of a trade union? You can ask your trade union representative to refer your matter to a trade union solicitor. Your monthly subscription usually covers the cost of legal advice at work. Please call your trade union representative as soon as possible.
Do you have Legal Expenses Insurance? This insurance can be found on lots of different types of insurance, including home and car insurance. You may be able to access a private solicitor for free through your insurance. Please call your insurance company to confirm.
Time Limits in Employment Tribunal claims are very short.
As a general rule, you must begin a process called Acas Early Conciliation three months minus one day from the date of the incident you are claiming about (e.g. the date of your dismissal) at the latest.
You must submit a claim to the Employment Tribunal within the month following receiving an Acas Certificate from Acas.
This is general advice only. You must seek legal advice to ensure you do not miss your limitation date.
Other online advice
Citizens Advice >
Online employment advice
Online guidance and a helpline for employment advice.
For advice on sexual harassment in the workplace
Alternative Sources of Specialist Employment Advice
General employment Specialist services :
The RCJ Citizens Advice’s specialist Employment Advice Service:
BPP’s Employment Law Telephone Advice Line (ELTAL): http://probono.bppuniversity.ac.uk/blog/projects/employment-law-telephone-advice-line-eltal/
University of Greenwich’s Legal Advice Centre: https://www.lawworks.org.uk/legal-advice/individuals/university-greenwich-legal-advice-centre
University of Kent’s Law Clinic:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=VvqpUTI_mkSnIT4_Sapemsk_Eld_l3tEtkZ4_yh3vjFUOFBVUzZTSVI4OUc4T1RWWDE4Q0g2Vkk1My4u Free Legal Answers (a LawWorks project):
One-off legal advice on family, debt, consumer, housing and employment. Info here: https://freelegalanswers.org.uk/.
Rights of Women’s advice line:
For those who want business advice, including those who are self-employed:
BPP’s Enterprise Clinic:
Settlement agreements (previously known as compromise agreements) where the employer will pay a fixed-fee:
A local solicitor from: https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/
Advocate (no referral needed):
Support needed in work of for return to work, especially with long-term sickness absence:
Time to Talk Employment Support Service:
Feedback from clients
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