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Employment Law for Employees

Our Employment Solicitors in Cheshire are experts on all matters of Employment law where employee representation is required. Our lawyers will be on your side to offer effective employment legal advice suited to the needs of your situation.

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Employment Law Solicitors for Employees

If you have an employment issue it is essential that you seek legal advice.

Obtaining specialist legal advice will help to ensure that your rights are protected and you are fully aware of the options which are available to you.

The friendly team at Rowlinsons are able to offer advice and assistance in respect of all aspects of employment law including settlement agreements, redundancy, tribunal claims and restrictive covenants.

Contact us on 01928 735 333 for an initial no obligation call or click here for a call back.


What is Employment Law?

Employment law is the section of UK legislation which dictates the terms of the relationship between an employee and the employer, company or entity that employs them.

These laws outline the rights and duties of the employee, and limits the power of employers to ensure they do not exploit the workforce.

Laws relating to the workplace are constantly adapting to the modern environment, including factors such as wages, discrimination, and health and safety regulations.


What are some important UK Laws for Employees?

Understanding the key employment laws in the UK is crucial for both employees and employers. Here are some of the most important laws that might affect you:

  • Employment Rights Act 1996: This act provides a comprehensive framework for employment rights, including unfair dismissal, redundancy, and maternity rights. It was designed to bring together a number of different acts, making it easier for employees and employers to understand and enforce their rights and duties.
  • Equality Act 2010: This act protects against discrimination based on characteristics such as age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.
  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974: This legislation ensures workplace safety, requiring employers to maintain a safe working environment.
  • National Minimum Wage Act 1998: This act ensures that all workers receive a minimum hourly wage, reviewed annually.
  • Working Time Regulations 1998: These regulations govern working hours, rest breaks, and annual leave entitlements.

Proper enforcement of these laws in the workplace ensures that your workplace is not only compliant with the current legislation, but also safe, inclusive and efficient. If you believe a breach of these regulations has happened in your work, leading to dismissals or injuries, contact Rowlinsons Solicitors today for an assessment of your case.


What are the costs for an Employment Law case?

The costs associated with your Employment Law case can vary depending on how complex your case is and the type of advice and representation you require.

We can, after having assessed your case, sometimes offer a fixed fee service for employment law cases. This will depend on a careful review of the documentation and circumstances.

You can read about our fees on our employment law fees page.


Will I need to go to court for an Employee Claim?

As specialist Employment Solicitors for Employees, we always aim to resolve all matters without involving a court. This will allow your case to be concluded in a considerably shorter time, and keep costs low.

However, employers and companies may push back on an out-of-court resolution, or attempt to settle the case for a smaller amount than what you could be entitled to.

We can represent you in these cases, ensuring your rights and interests are protected.

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How can Employee Law Solicitors help?

If you believe your employment rights have been ignored by an employer, having expert legal advice can make the difference. With the help of the Employment Law specialists at Rowlinsons Solicitors, you are guaranteed tailored legal advice that is based on your circumstances and needs.

We understand the stress that comes with making a claim against a past or current employer. This is why we take care of all communication, liaising on your behalf with all relevant parties, such as the company, unions, and managers.

Our Employment Law Solicitors provide guidance through the whole process, from the collection of evidence down to the negotiation of a settlement agreement.


Our Employment Law Services include:


There are five potentially fair reasons that an employer can rely upon to dismiss an employee. If you feel you have been wrongfully dismissed or unfairly dismissed our experts can explain your options, the process involved in seeking redress and your chances of success.


There are nine protected characteristics in employment law: gender, age, disability, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and gender reassignment. If you feel you have been treated differently due to any of these characteristics you may be entitled to make a discrimination claim against your employer.


If you have been made redundant or believe that you are at risk of being made redundant, then we would strongly recommend that you seek legal advice so that you can understand your rights and also the responsibilities of your employer.

Settlement Agreements

It is essential you take independent legal advice before signing a settlement agreement to ensure the terms of the agreement are fair and that you understand your obligations and the responsibilities of your employer.


Contact our Employee Law Solicitors

Our specialist team of Employment Law Solicitors for Employees provide expert legal advice to employees, staff and contractors when their rights are not respected by an employer or company. If you believe your employer has breached employment law regarding your terms of employment, contact us today.

Rowlinsons Solicitors helps individuals across the UK in employee disputes, and has become a highly recognised firm for the guidance we provide to employees in Warrington, Widnes, St Helens, Chester, and Northwich, from our offices in Frodsham and Runcorn (Sutton Weaver).

We are on your side and by your side. Protecting your interests and career is our priority.

Contact us on 01928 735 333 for an initial no obligation call or click here for a call back.