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We are proud to be recognised for our expertise
in employment law and outstanding level of service.

An outstanding
law firm

Experts in discrimination and
whistleblowing claims

We have won very difficult discrimination and whistleblowing claims
for our clients.

Experts in discrimination and
whistleblowing claims

Helpful and approachable

We are friendly and enjoy working with our clients

Upfront & Personal

We are nationwide, but local to you.

A first class law firm

Rated 5 stars by clients.

Manageable costs, proven results.

Affordable Specialists

Direct personal contact with your lawyer.


Client focused, experience led.

A new approach

The experience, quality and commitment of our lawyers makes our service one of the best available

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.
Disability Discimination

Discrimination at work – overview

Discrimination may occur before employment (job applicants), during employment or in some situations when employment has ended. It may be the result of actions by the employer, or their agents, or other colleagues.


We have a team of friendly experienced advocates with a reputation for tough and extremely effective advocacy where the case demands it. We are uncompromising and fight very hard to get the results you need.


Whistleblowing is essentially the reporting of wrongdoing in the workplace. The law has worked to protect those who speak out in this way, to ensure that their employment rights remain unaffected and that they cannot be victimized for speaking out.

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.


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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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