I have felt really privileged recently to have received some lovely comments from clients who have achieved a successful outcome in their employment dispute, or Employment Tribunal Claim.
I met with Mr D in January 2020. In our initial appointment he explained to me the difficulties he was experiencing at work. He was feeling harassed and bullied which was causing him to feel anxious and unwell. We took the time, in this appointment, to really go through what incidents had happened at work, how he had reported those incidents and how the company had dealt with his concerns.
Mr D’s situation was complicated. There were several issues relating to his employment but I felt the origin of the issues derived from his disability. I identified claims such as Disability Discrimination, Unlawful Deduction of Wages and we also explored a Constructive Unfair Dismissal Claim. Whilst I acknowledged Mr D had reported his concerns, I felt it was best to submit a more comprehensive Formal Grievance to see whether the company would properly address his bona fide concerns. By submitting the Formal Grievance, it would also strengthen the potential claims I had identified above.
I helped Mr D submit his Formal Grievance and during this process, Mr D explained he simply could not remain an employee with the company. He therefore decided to resign from his employment and shortly afterwards, I submitted claims of Disability Discrimination, Unlawful Deductions of Wages and a Constructive Unfair Dismissal claim to the Employment Tribunal.
At first, the company were not willing to engage in settlement negotiations and they also disputed Mr D’s disabled status. I therefore got to work proving Mr D had a qualifying disability for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010. To do this, I obtained his medical records and I prepared a Disability Impact Statement. Once the company had received this, they conceded that Mr D was disabled. It was at this stage they were prepared to engage in settlement negotiations.
I was so pleased when Mr D received the equivalent to seven months’ gross salary and a good agreed factual reference. Mr D was pleased too and very kindly wrote the following;
Mr D’s Review
What were the circumstances that caused you to look for a legal adviser?
After fifteen years in the same job I was subject to Bullying, Disability Discrimination and Unfair Dismissal.
How did Lucy Stones help you?
Lucy offered excellent legal advice, explained all my options and legal rights and treated me (and my situation) with the utmost respect and kept me informed and provided options throughout.
Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?
Yes, most definitely.
What could they have done better?
Nothing really. In fact not only is she excellent at her profession but a thoroughly nice person and I now regard her as a friend!
I have also received the following lovely comments this month.
Automatic Unfair Dismissal Client
“Thank you for all that you have done; I am grateful!”
Settlement Agreement Client
“I just wanted to drop a last thank you to Lucy for all her help with this matter, I would have been much worse off without her help.”
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