I was delighted to assist my client who faced unfair disciplinary proceedings at work and had been subject to disability discrimination by her employer. Please read on to find out more.
My Client’s Story
My client had worked hard for her employer for many years. However, after raising concerns about her workload and the lack of support from her employer in relation to her mental health, everything changed. My client was denied her owed bonus payments; excluded from correspondence and work activities; her concerns (raised via a Formal Grievance) were ignored, and she was later subjected to disingenuous disciplinary proceedings.
As matters progressively worsened, my client decided to contact us here at Lincs Law Employment Solicitors for assistance.
How Did I Help My Client?
My client initially called Lincs Law Employment Solicitors for assistance. During our free initial telephone enquiry, I was able to discuss her employment matter and reassure her we could help.
The Fixed Fee Consultation
Following our free initial telephone conversation, I was then delighted my client decided to book in for a Fixed Fee Consultation with me. For more information about this, please see here – https://lincslaw.co.uk/fees/employees/.
Here at Lincs Law Employment Solicitors, our Fixed Fee Consultations are of unlimited duration. This is because we understand when our clients need our assistance, they are often going through a very difficult period of their lives. We are therefore able to spend time discussing our client’s situation fully and their options moving forward.
During my client’s Fixed Fee Consultation, we were able to spend time discussing the following:
- The full background of my client’s situation; and
- My client’s objectives and what she wanted to achieve; and
- Her potential Employment Tribunal claims; and
- The value of her claims; and
- The relevant time limits; and
- The next steps to put my client in the best possible position; and
- Funding options available following the Fixed Fee Consultation, if she wanted further assistance from Lincs Law Employment Solicitors.
During our Fixed Fee Consultation, I was able to advise my client she had excellent disability discrimination claims to pursue in the Employment Tribunal. We also discussed how she would likely have a good claim of Unfair Dismissal, in the event her employer terminated her employment.
I then formulated an action plan with my client, including how she could pursue her claims in the Employment Tribunal. For more information about this, please see here – https://lincslaw.co.uk/services/employees/employment-tribunal-claims/
I also advised her on the possibility (and potential value) of negotiating a settlement with her employer. This being based on the strength of her position given her potential Employment Tribunal claims (as above).
To further improve my client’s position, we also discussed submitting a Subject Access Request to her employer. I advised how this may provide useful documentation and evidence from her employer to further support her claims. For more information about this, please see here – https://lincslaw.co.uk/blog/how-do-i-ask-my-employer-former-employer-for-information-about-me/
Following our meeting, I confirmed my advice in writing to ensure my client had a full record of our discussions.
After The Fixed Fee Consultation
Following receipt of her letter of advice, I was delighted when my client decided to instruct me to help with her next steps.
My client was able to choose a funding option that suited her needs and she was comfortable with. Here at Lincs Law Employment Solicitors, we understand instructing a solicitor can be daunting. With our variety of funding options and clear prices, our clients are always in full control. For more information about this, please see here – https://lincslaw.co.uk/fees/employees/
As part of my client’s instructions, I firstly assisted in drafting and submitting her Subject Access Request to her employer. I also provided support and assistance to my client throughout her employer’s internal procedures.
On my client’s behalf, I also initiated and undertook ACAS Early Conciliation (the first step in pursuing a claim in the Employment Tribunal) to try and reach a resolution with her employer. Her employer was, unfortunatley, unwilling to engage at that time. I therefore started to draft my client’s claims, ready to submit to the Employment Tribunal.
However, before submission of my client’s claims, her employer changed their approach. After some negotiation, I was delighted to be able to agree a significant financial settlement on behalf of my client. This included a compensation payment and an agreed reference for her future employers.
My Client’s Review
I was delighted to assist my client with the above matter. I was also very flattered to receive the following review from my client:
“I had a difficult and complicated situation with my employer of over 10 years. I reached out to Kate early in the process and was given clear, concise and professional advice. Kate was helpful with the questions I had and ensured I was aware of my options and likely outcomes. Due to the cost of legal advice I was worried about the cost vs benefit but Kate offered flexible terms and kept me fully aware of options, likely costs and outcomes. Based on my experience I would recommend Kate for advice and guidance when dealing with difficult employment situations”
Lincs Law Employment Solicitors Can Help You
If you are experiencing issues at work, please contact us for a no obligation, free consultation. Simply use the contact form, engage in a web chat, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01522 440512 and we’ll be happy to help.
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