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Experts in discrimination and
whistleblowing claims

We have won very difficult discrimination and whistleblowing claims
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whistleblowing claims

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Health and Safety at Work

PROTECTING HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK There are far-reaching powers to protect employees concerned about their health and safety at work. Employees can refuse to work if there they believe their health and safety is at risk (see Employment Rights Act

Grievance & Disciplinaries

SUMMARY OF WHISTLEBLOWING LAW HOW TO WRITE A GRIEVANCE LETTER ABOUT DISCRIMINATION OR WHISTLEBLOWING DETRIMENT   Summary 1. Ask your employer for a copy of the Grievance Procedure. 2. Draft a grievance focussing on facts in chronological order :

Whistleblowing Cases

SUMMARY OF WHISTLEBLOWING LAW You should always consult an experienced specialist in employment law and whistleblowing. The below is only a short summary of some of the key areas and not a substitute for proper advice and representation.   Below
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Unfair dismissal

An employee who has not been dismissed properly may have the right to claim compensation for an unfair or discriminatory dismissal, may be owed a redundancy payment, or may have the right to be paid for an unfulfilled contractual notice period.


Most frequent questions

  • What is discrimination?

    In broad terms discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favourably because of a “protected characteristic” (this includes a person’s gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity or religion and belief). The Equality Act 2010 sets out the law and it can also include harassment which is defined as ‘unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating and intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual’.
  • How long do I have to bring a claim?

    In most cases, the claim must be lodged with the Employment Tribunal within 3 months (less one day) from the effective date of termination. In claims of discrimination, the period runs from the discriminatory act. The Tribunal can extend time where it is just and equitable to do so or, in discrimination claims, where the acts are continuing acts. It is rare for a Tribunal to extend time for unfair dismissal claims however.

Testimonials

  • I would have been totally lost without your support. I will always recommend you.
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  • The specialist advice NEL have given us and their thorough planning and administration highlight their collective competence. Its good to know you have such an experienced team working for you when the stakes are high. Thanks to NEL we’re now much better informed and have a wide understanding of the risks we face and how to avoid them in future.
    Zaher Shaikh
  • The whole team at NEL are very friendly and approachable. Going through legal proceedings can be very daunting from the outside, but NEL seemed to go to lengths to make sure I understood what was happening and the choices I had and where they would take me.
    Tracey Ram
  • I consider myself lucky that I found NEL. They stood out as soon as I got in touch by being very clear about pricing and giving realistic views on the possible outcomes of the case. NEL were very upfront with their advice.
    Carol Reynolds
  • NEL have been professional and sincere throughout and can be highly recommended. Their expertise and experience became clear as they treated my case with complete dedication.
    Vicky Chambers

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