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You have a settlement agreement handed to you and you’re told that you need to get independent legal advice. It’s all quite amicable, but this has never happened to you before and you have never even met an employment solicitor, let alone had to instruct one! You are not alone. Every day, people in your situation call us. More...

Current legislation protects employees against discrimination on the basis of one or more of nine “protected characteristics”. These are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

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Following on from our topical blog on “The Top 3 Things Our Employment Solicitors Say to Clients”, Partner and Head of Employment Litigation and Disputes, Gemma Bailey, provides her expert opinion on what clients should take on board when going into an employment tribunal. More...

Olympic cyclist, Jess Varnish, made claims at the Manchester Employment Tribunal that she was subject to unlawful detriments having made protected disclosures (a.k.a. whistle blown). This centred on the termination and non-renewal of her Podium Performance Agreement when she was a professional cyclist with the GB Cycling team.

But she never got as far as finding out whether her claim was valid, because the tribunal found that she was not an “employee” or a “worker” and so didn’t have the correct employment status to bring the whistleblowing claim at all.

But the challenges wouldn’t have ended there. More...

When an employee raises a grievance against another member of staff, it is an employer’s responsibility to ensure that they investigate the matter thoroughly and take the appropriate action in accordance with the law.

In a recent case that has been widely reported in the national media, we represented the manager of a well-known Cardiff club who was allegedly assaulted at their company Christmas party by another member of staff and suffered potentially life changing injuries.

We are absolutely thrilled for Mollys’ success at the Employment Tribunal and delighted to have been able to support her at such a difficult time. More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com