Employment Law

Employment Law for Employees

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.

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.

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Get in touch with our employment lawyers today

For further information, please contact our employment law solicitors by calling our main switchboard 01733 882800 or calling one of our local branches direct in PeterboroughHuntingdonOundleSt Neots or Cambridge. Alternatively, please email us at info@hcsolicitors.co.uk or fill in our online enquiry form.