Employment

Did you know that the maximum compensation for unfair dismissal is now over £70,000 and employees are entitled to make a claim after one year of employment if you started before 5 April 2012, and two years if you started after that date?

Have you been made redundant, unfairly dismissed or forced out by your employer? Strange as it might seem, your rights might not always be as obvious as you might think.

We can advise and explain, in plain, straightforward English, what your rights are and how you can use them to your advantage. We specialise in giving sensible, timely, practical advice when you need it to help you choose the best course of action.

Our Employment Team can apply their experience to help resolve your particular problem and provide as much or as little help as you require. We recognise that there are various complexities in any employment situation and will analyse the issues and make suitable recommendations to you. Depending upon the situation, options may involve legal processes or a solution designed to avoid legal conflict e.g. some kind of mediation.

There are usually several possible courses of action and our team prefer to explore these with you before choosing a solution.  We aim to ensure that you are comfortable with any specific course of action and that it is the best option to achieve your objectives. If we feel that your objectives are unobtainable or unreasonable, we will say so.

So, if you think you need our help, then contact us before you do something you might regret!

Toby Rowland
Partner
Bude
Suzanne  Brookes
Solicitor
Bideford