Grievance and discrimination advice for employees

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Patch Law

Station Road Workshops
Station Road
Kingswood
Bristol
BS15 4PJ

Patch Law is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Grievance and
discrimination advice
for employees

Are you unhappy with how you are being treated at work?

You shouldn’t just have to put up with unfair or discriminatory treatment until you have found a new job and can leave.

You are probably feeling angry and upset. But you need expert advice in order to know what treatment you can challenge as unlawful, and what is the best approach in order to get you the outcome you want.


Gillian was exceptional in helping my issue with the company and supporting me personally. I needed a good and knowledgeable friend. You came well recommended. I would wholeheartedly endorse that recommendation both personally and professionally.
Accountant
Bristol



We will give you honest, impartial advice about your situation, including letting you know at an early stage as to whether your complaints are worth pursuing.

Our experienced solicitors are well-placed to advise you on your particular circumstances and concerns, including such issues as:

  • Bullying and harassment – this may be overt or more subtle, such as side-lining or exclusion;

  • Discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation (all protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010);

  • Underpayment of wages, including bonuses and commission due to you;
  • Working hours that may be in breach of the Working Time Regulations; 

  • Suffering a detriment as a result of:
    • whistleblowing (making a protected disclosure);
    • raising health and safety concerns;
    • being a part-time worker;
    • asserting a statutory right (such as right to be accompanied, making a flexible working request).
    • There are many more!

I recently engaged Simon to help with a dispute with my employer over my return from maternity leave. He was absolutely brilliant. He had a very clear strategy, which was explained to me at every step, and he was so supportive to my situation and how we were going to navigate through it. His advice was very clear, he was fast to respond to my emails and telephone calls and I am delighted that I have reached a positive result – returning to work in the role that I wanted – which I am convinced I could not have achieved without Simon’s advice. I would not hesitate to recommend Simon to anyone who needs employment law advice.
Senior Systems Manager
Bristol

We can help you:

  • Decide whether and when to use your employer’s Grievance or other formal procedure;
  • Draft Grievance letters, and statements for hearings;
  • Navigate through the Grievance process, including the Hearing;
  • Appeal – including drafting appeal letters and statements, and how to handle the Appeal Hearing;
  • Initiate or Respond to ‘Without Prejudice’ settlement proposals and negotiations;
  • Decide whether and when resignation is appropriate, taking into account a potential ‘constructive dismissal’ claim, including resignation letters;
  • Decide whether to issue proceedings in the Employment Tribunal.  Some claims can be brought while still employed by your employer.  Strict time limits apply to such claims.


If you have already resigned or been dismissed, you may have one or more claims that you can take to an Employment Tribunal, including Unfair Dismissal.


The advice I received was clear, concise and balanced with all the pros and cons, so I was left in no doubt as to what would be the best decision. I always found you easy to get hold of either by phone or email.
Secretary
Bristol

Many new employee clients take advantage of our Initial Advice service for quick, pragmatic and cost-effective advice.

For immediate employment law advice please either call us on 0117 290 0905 or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will soon be in touch with you.

Get in touch

If you need help with an employment law issue then please don't hesitate to contact us. An initial enquiry is free and without obligation.

Call us on 0117 290 0905 or fill out the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours.

When your form is submitted you will receive an automatic email from Patch Law confirming receipt.

Why choose us?

  • Expert and Practical Advice
    You Can Trust
  • Prompt and Friendly Service
  • Consistently Positive
    Client Feedback

Some of our Google reviews

review rating 5  I engaged Patch Law upon the recommendation of a friend and am so glad I did! I found Gillian an absolute pleasure to work with; warm and approachable whilst being extremely knowledgeable and strategic in employment matters. Gillian’s advice and support helped me to navigate my way through a difficult situation I faced at work on returning from maternity leave to a very satisfactory end. Gillian is certainly someone you want on your side of the battlefield and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

thumb Jennifer Short
8/16/2019

review rating 5  Fantastic service from Gillian who advised and acted very quickly with a short timescale to deliver. Friendly approachable firm and I felt they had my best interests at heart. Would highly recommend.

thumb Ryan Barnett
7/16/2019

review rating 5  Brilliant, brilliant service. Gillian genuinely cared about the outcome, and was in regular contact to make sure things were going OK. She took great care to explain legal documentation to me in a way that made it easy to understand, and identified areas where I could get a better deal. Being made redundant is never going to be the nicest experience, but having Gillian on hand gave me confidence and made it much easier to deal with, demonstrably improving the final result. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Patch Law to anyone in a similar situation.

thumb Martin Pim-Keirle
6/29/2019

Grievance and
discrimination
advice for
employees

Are you unhappy with how you are being treated at work?

You shouldn’t just have to put up with unfair or discriminatory treatment until you have found a new job and can leave.

You are probably feeling angry and upset. But you need expert advice in order to know what treatment you can challenge as unlawful, and what is the best approach in order to get you the outcome you want.


Gillian was exceptional in helping my issue with the company and supporting me personally. I needed a good and knowledgeable friend. You came well recommended. I would wholeheartedly endorse that recommendation both personally and professionally.
Accountant
Bristol

We will give you honest, impartial advice about your situation, including letting you know at an early stage as to whether your complaints are worth pursuing.

Our experienced solicitors are well-placed to advise you on your particular circumstances and concerns, including such issues as:

  • Bullying and harassment – this may be overt or more subtle, such as side-lining or exclusion;

  • Discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation (all protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010);

  • Underpayment of wages, including bonuses and commission due to you;
  • Working hours that may be in breach of the Working Time Regulations; 

  • Suffering a detriment as a result of:

    • whistleblowing (making a protected disclosure);
    • raising health and safety concerns;
    • being a part-time worker;
    • asserting a statutory right (such as right to be accompanied, making a flexible working request)
    • There are many more!

I recently engaged Simon to help with a dispute with my employer over my return from maternity leave. He was absolutely brilliant. He had a very clear strategy, which was explained to me at every step, and he was so supportive to my situation and how we were going to navigate through it. His advice was very clear, he was fast to respond to my emails and telephone calls and I am delighted that I have reached a positive result – returning to work in the role that I wanted – which I am convinced I could not have achieved without Simon’s advice. I would not hesitate to recommend Simon to anyone who needs employment law advice.
Senior Systems Manager
Bristol

We can help you:

  • Decide whether and when to use your employer’s Grievance or other formal procedure;
  • Draft Grievance letters, and statements for hearings;
  • Navigate through the Grievance process, including the Hearing;
  • Appeal – including drafting appeal letters and statements, and how to handle the Appeal Hearing;
  • Initiate or Respond to ‘Without Prejudice’ settlement proposals and negotiations;
  • Decide whether and when resignation is appropriate, taking into account a potential ‘constructive dismissal’ claim, including resignation letters;
  • Decide whether to issue proceedings in the Employment Tribunal.  Some claims can be brought while still employed by your employer.  Strict time limits apply to such claims.

If you have already resigned or been dismissed, you may have one or more claims that you can take to an Employment Tribunal, including Unfair Dismissal.


The advice I received was clear, concise and balanced with all the pros and cons, so I was left in no doubt as to what would be the best decision. I always found you easy to get hold of either by phone or email.
Secretary
Bristol

Many new employee clients take advantage of our Initial Advice service for quick, pragmatic and cost-effective advice.

For immediate employment law advice please either call us on 0117 290 0905 or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will soon be in touch with you.

Get in touch

If you need help with an employment law issue then please don't hesitate to contact us. An initial enquiry is free and without obligation.

Call us on 0117 290 0905 or fill out the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours.

When your form is submitted you will receive an automatic email from Patch Law confirming receipt.

Why choose us?

  • Expert and Practical Advice
    You Can Trust
  • Prompt and Friendly Service
  • Consistently Positive
    Client Feedback