As employment solicitors in London we can help and advise you on the following:
Age discrimination laws help ensure that you are not denied a job, an equal chance of training or a promotion because of your age. They also protect you from harassment or victimisation because of your age.
Bullying and harassment:
Bullying at work is when someone tries to intimidate another worker, often in front of colleagues. It is usually, though not always, done to someone in a less senior position. It is similar to harassment, which is where someone’s behaviour is offensive. For example, making sexual comments, or abusing someone’s race, religion or sexual orientation. You cannot make a legal claim directly about bullying, but complaints can be made under laws covering discrimination and harassment. If you are forced to resign due to bullying you may be able to make a constructive dismissal claim.
The Data Protection Act 1998 establishes a framework of rights and duties which are designed to safeguard personal data. This framework balances the legitimate needs of organisations to collect and use personal data for business and other purposes against the right of individuals to respect for the privacy of their personal details. The legislation itself is complex and, in places, hard to understand. However, it is underpinned by a set of eight straightforward, common-sense principles. If you make sure you handle personal data in line with the spirit of those principles, then you will go a long way towards ensuring that you comply with the letter of the law.
Discipline and grievances:
Disciplinary and grievance issues can be a major burden to employers. Putting in place and following the right procedures is essential. Without them, you run the risk of ending up in front of an employment tribunal facing a claim of unfair or constructive dismissal. On the other hand employees will need to understand the correct and lawful procedure to follow.
Health safety and well-being
Maternity and parental rights
Sex and sexual orientation discrimination
Terms and conditions of employment
Working time regulations
Employment law is a vast area of law and specialised legal advice is often needed, we can point you in the right direction in every aspect of your employment law for yourself, your business or your employees.