Are you being discriminated against at work and being treated unfairly?
My Client’s story
I met with Mr A in the autumn of last year. At our first appointment, it was apparent that Mr A had been subject to numerous acts of harassment and unreasonable behaviour on the grounds of his disability. He was at a loss as to what to do next and his employer had tentatively selected his role as ‘at risk’ of redundancy too. Having listened to all of this, I immediately raised my concerns over the truthfulness of the redundancy situation and also the employer’s inability to safeguard/protect him at work following the acts of discrimination he had endured. Whilst I knew my client had bona fide claims, I knew it was also important to ensure he could afford the legal costs in pursuing them. Unfortunately, he did not have the benefit of legal expenses insurance, but given the strengths of his claim, I was happy to offer him a Contingency Fee Agreement.
A Contingency Fee Agreement sees a reduction in my hourly rate but in the event we achieve a settlement or win a clients claim, we charge an agreed success fee. Mr A was happy with this and I was instructed to submit a detailed Formal Grievance and Representations as part of the Redundancy Consultation on his behalf. Whilst Mr A’s concerns were being investigated, I ensured Early Conciliation was raised with ACAS to protect his position together with submitting a Subject Access Request. By applying the pressure to his employer, I was delighted when we also negotiated a fantastic settlement for Mr A.
One of Mr A’s key objectives was to try and achieve a settlement so that he would not need to return to work and a couple of months after being instructed, we achieved a settlement of one years’ gross salary together with Mr A’s legal fees being paid by his employer. As part of the settlement, he also received an agreed factual reference. Mr A was thrilled and so was I.
Can Lincs Law Employment Solicitors Help You?
If you require any Employment Law advice, please call on 01522 440512 for a free telephone consultation. Alternatively, visit the website of Lincs Law Solicitors on www.lincslaw.co.uk for more information about the services provided.
Lucy Stones, Specialist Employment Solicitor