At McLennan Adam Davis Solicitors, we have extensive experience of assisting employees with a diverse range of employment law matters. We are one of the few firms in Ayrshire and the southwest of Scotland to offer specialist employment law advice. We appreciate that troubles within the workplace can often feel all-consuming. We also understand the distress which can be caused by the prospect of being made redundant or being unfairly dismissed. In such circumstances, expert legal advice is a necessity. That’s where we come in.

Employment Law Services

Our employment solicitors provide advice and representation for a wide range of workplace matters, including:

Wrongful and unfair dismissal

You may be involved in an unfair dismissal situation if your employer has let you go and you feel the reasons for doing so are unfair, for example because you are pregnant. In these circumstances, you are entitled to challenge the dismissal. It is important to seek legal advice before taking action, as there are certain checks that will need to be made to establish that your dismissal is unfair, such as your employment status and if the law deems the reason for your dismissal as unfair. Certain reasons for dismissal are considered fair, such as gross misconduct.

Settlement agreements

This is a legal document entered into by an employer and employee, where the employee agrees to waive certain rights, such as the right to bring a claim against their employer to an employment tribunal, in exchange for a sum of money. Settlement agreements are offered by employers to end a relationship with an employee on agreed terms and avoid legal action. Legal advice is essential before committing to a settlement agreement to ensure the terms within are fair and respectful of your rights.

Redundancy

An employee can be made redundant where the role is no longer needed, for example because the company is changing the services it provides. In such a scenario, the employer must follow the rules for a fair redundancy process and uphold the rights of an employee to redundancy pay, time off to look for a new job and not to be unfairly chosen for redundancy. An expert employment lawyer will provide advice and representation throughout the redundancy process.

Discrimination

Unlawful discrimination can happen in the workplace if an employee is treated unfairly because of a protected characteristic, such as their age, sex, sexual orientation or race. Your employer must not discriminate against you when offering promotions or training or when dismissing you. Your employer must also take immediate and thorough action if you are discriminated against by another employee. If you believe you have been discriminated against in the workplace, it is important to seek expert legal advice on what to do next. You may be able to deal with the matter informally; alternatively, employment tribunal action may be appropriate.

Professional regulation and discipline

Most professions are regulated by a central body that establishes certain standards that members of the profession must meet. Where they fail to meet such standards, investigations and disciplinary action can follow. The situations can have a significant impact on employees, especially if there is the possibility of being struck off. Our employment lawyers regularly advise employees in these circumstances and always work hard to protect their reputation and livelihood.

Our highly experienced employment solicitors can provide you with prompt and effective legal advice in a diverse range of employment law matters. If you are dealing with an employment law issue, please contact our team without delay. If you intend to make an employment tribunal claim, time limits apply so it is important to act quickly. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

Employment Lawyers Ayrshire, Kilmarnock, Irvine and throughout Scotland

We are committed to providing the highest quality legal and an affordable price to clients throughout Ayr, Ayrshire, Kilmarnock, Dumfries, Stranraer, Castle Douglas, Saltcoats, Stevenson and Ardrossan. We can be contacted by telephone on 01292 844 374 or via our online enquiry form.

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