Employment Law (Personal)

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Whether you have a potential employment tribunal claim or just need clarification on a work-related problem and advice on how to proceed, we can help.

Employment law is one of the most rapidly developing areas of law and knowing your rights is essential. It can make all the difference between helplessness and empowerment.

If you are in need of an employment solicitor, please contact us or get in touch with one of our offices directly: Peterborough, Huntingdon, Oundle, St Neots or Cambridge.

We can help you with:

Settlement agreements

A settlement agreement is a legal contract between employee and employer and both have to stick to it. They are commonly used by employers when they are managing redundancies or there is a potential dispute with an employee and may follow a ‘protected conversation’.


Were you dismissed for fair reasons and in the right way; were you paid for your full notice period and can you claim compensation?


Age, disability, equal pay, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, trade union membership, whistle blowing, part-time and fixed-time working. Are you being treated less favourably than others?

Grievances and disciplinary matters

How to resolve difficulties at work and have your grievances properly addressed and how best to deal with disciplinary action against you including investigatory meetings.

Employment contract

How to understand your rights whether or not you have a written employment contract; how to obtain written terms upon request; and what to do if your employer makes unlawful changes to your terms of employment.

Family and flexible working rights

We can help you with your rights to maternity, paternity, parental and shared parental leave, special leave for adoption, and requesting flexible working hours.

Access to your personnel files and personal information

How to obtain information stored about you, which may be damaging your career, and to compel your former employer to correct inaccurate records.

Bullying and harassment

How to stop bullying and harassment and prevent abuse and advice on “Vento bands” in discrimination cases involving an award for injury to feelings.

Holidays and sickness

Are you being put under unreasonable pressure as a result of sickness or absence from work? Are you receiving the paid annual leave to which you are entitled? Should your employer take into account overtime and commission when calculating annual leave pay?

Restrictive covenants and confidentiality

What restrictions can your employer impose on you during and after your employment, and are they enforceable?


How to find out what your former employers are saying about you and what you can do to ensure that they do not damage your future prospects.


We can represent you in employment tribunals and the civil courts.

National minimum wage rates and statutory pay

We can provide legal advice on national minimum wage rates and statutory maternity and sick pay rates.

Employment Law (Personal) Lawyers


I have used the services of Hunt & Coombs on three previous occasions and each time I receive a genuine welcome, more importantly a solicitor who is well adverse in the area of law I needed help with but most of all the advice has been explained professionally and simplified so that I fully understand it and are satisfied that my interests are being taken care of by people I trust. Hunts & Coombs go the extra mile in every department.

Very professional timely and friendly service. Will be using you again as we are opening a new company.

I was pleased with the service I got at your offices and you would be the first I would contact if the need arose.

Very positive feeling when I walked in unannounced off the street. Prompt, professional and friendly response and excellent service provided. Made the whole process very easy. Many thanks.

The service I received was excellent...

Great service, would recommend.

A very good and informative website. Sound consultation through something that was very alien to me.

Thank you so much for all your help, you made this so easy. I would gladly recommend you to anyone else if asked.

I used you previously on an employment matter and was very satisfied. You were able to offer me a very quick appointment at a convenient time.

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