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 under SRA number 572782.

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!

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.

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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.

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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!

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.

To find out more about how we help you if you are unhappy with your treatment at work, get in touch today.