Employment Disputes

If you are concerned about an employment situation you are facing or feel that you may have been treated unfairly at work, your rights may be more extensive than you realise. 

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

If you are or have been facing difficulty in your employment, we understand that this may be a particular stressful time for you. We help to resolve the specific issues at hand and provide you with as much or as little help as you require.  

We recognise that it is important to resolve employment issues as quickly as possible and we therefore strive to offer appointments for advice at the earliest opportunity following your enquiry.  

We provide practical advice on all employment law issues including: 

  • Contracts of employment 
  • Data Protection 
  • Disciplinary action and grievance procedures 
  • Discrimination for sex, race, disability 
  • Employment Tribunals 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Maternity leave 
  • Paternity leave 
  • Minimum wage 
  • Redundancy and dismissal 
  • Restrictive covenants 
  • Service agreements 
  • Settlement Agreements (otherwise known as Compromise Agreements) ** link ** 
  • Trade unions 
  • Transfer regulations upon company acquisitions 
  • TUPE including indemnities and warranties 
  • Unfair dismissal 
  • Whistle blowing 
  • Wrongful dismissal and breach of contract 

Employment Tribunal 

Our hourly rate is £300.00 + VAT per hour. As a general guide, we would expect our fees to be in the region of £1,000.00 - £15,000.00, depending upon the complexity of your case.  

The charges outlined above do not take into account disbursements such as Tribunal and counsel’s fees. 

Key Stages in most cases: 

  • An initial consultation to take your instructions and consider relevant facts and circumstances 
  • Consideration of pre-claim settlement opportunities 
  • Preparation of claim or response 
  • Consideration of documents provided by the opposite party (such as a claim or response) and supporting evidence 
  • Negotiations for settlement 
  • Preparation and attendance (with counsel) at a Preliminary Hearing. 
  • Compliance with Tribunal Directions 
  • Preparation and attendance (with counsel) at a Final Hearing. 

All cases are different and it is therefore impossible to give a definitive estimate as to timescale. The length of time it may take to resolve a dispute will, of course, depend upon whether an early settlement can be reached. As a general guide, if your case were to proceed to a Final Hearing, it could take up to 50 weeks to be concluded. Alternatively, if the matter were to settle during the early stages, a timescale of roughly 10 weeks might be achievable.  

Details of fee earners

For more information, please call 01344 425 637 or email Donna@kitegriffin.co.uk