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At didlaw we focus on providing high quality legal advice & representation as leaders in disability discrimination law & mental health at work. Contact us today if you require legal guidance from our employment lawyers in London.
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read more › If you have been made redundant after furlough, didlaw are here to help you in these tough circumstances. 2020 has been a strange and scary year for most of us and it is not likely to get less strange as workplaces reopen and the Government ends the furlough scheme. Given our interest in protecting the rights of employees with health issues and working women we are concerned that the current economic crisis will see disabled employees and women cherry-picked for redundancy. Being made redundant from furlough may be legitimate but it is important that you ask the right questions.

read more › When you return to work from furlough and if you are a protected employee because of disability or maternity and pregnancy you will find the return much less stressful if you have an awareness of your employment rights. If you are undertaking a return to work from furlough and are Equality Act disabled, you have a right to ask for reasonable adjustments. The aim of these adjustments is to remove any workplace barriers that unreasonably impact your ability to work. Your employer needs to take into account what adjustments you require to enable you to do your job, as long as what you are asking for is reasonable.

read more › As settlement agreement solicitors in London we can provide you with the support you need when it comes to settlement agreements. Settlement agreements are legal contracts. Where there is a settlement agreement between employer and employee the employee gives up their right to bring any legal claims against their employer usually in exchange for payment of compensation and often other benefits such as an agreed reference. An agreement may be used to end an individual's employment, although sometimes an employee will continue working for their employer even after signing a settlement agreement.

read more › For advice on sickness absence employment law look no further. This is what we do. The first place to look to understand what your employment rights are around sickness absence employment law is to start by looking at what your employment contract says and any employee handbook that you have been provided with by your employer. This is where you will find information about what to do if you have to take sickness absence. It is really important that you comply with your employer's requirements about reporting sickness absence in accordance with their workplace rules and that you provide the necessary medical information in support of any absence.

read more › We are the lawyer's lawyers. Over many years we have represented countless lawyers across all firms across the UK who have been having difficulties at work. Most of our work in this space has focussed around mental health in the workplace - in particular, following time off for common mental health issues and lawyers then being pushed to exit on the false perception that they can no longer tolerate the stress of the legal environment. As lawyers for lawyers, we have acted for partners, Managing Partners, associates, trainees - at any one time at least a third of our clients are working in the legal profession.

read more › We are employee discrimination lawyers in London. It's what we do. All. The. Time. Sadly, our services are much in demand because employee discrimination is far too common despite what the law says is unlawful treatment. Discrimination at work solicitors can help you to understand when your employer is acting unlawfully and what you can do about it if they are. It's crucial to get an idea of your rights and there is a wealth of useful information online around this. We recommend the following sites but there are many more!

read more › Our unfair dismissal solicitors in London are experts in acting on behalf of employees in unfair dismissal discrimination cases. As an employee, you are protected from unfair dismissal if you have two years' continuous service with your employer. There are certain exceptions: for instance if you have been dismissed because you are pregnant or a whistle-blower, you do not need two years' service to be able to bring a claim. Although there are a number of valid reasons why an employee may be dismissed, under the Equality Act 2010 it is unlawful to dismiss an employee because of a health condition which amounts to a disability or the fact they are a woman/man, for example.

read more › As redundancy solicitors in London, we are here to provide you with advice on employment law for redundancies when it comes to being made redundant. Where an organisation needs fewer employees to carry out work of a particular kind, whether as a result of a reduction in business or where it decides to close part of its operation or restructure, employees may be faced with redundancy. Before putting individuals at risk of redundancy, an employer must carefully consider the requirements of the business and identify employees who carry out the same or similar work.

read more › Where an individual has concerns about wrongdoing in the workplace, they may have whistleblower protection if they raise those concerns and are then subjected to unfair treatment or dismissed as a result. You may have seen reports in the news about whistle-blowers raising concerns in the public sector, for instance in hospitals or care homes, although the scope of whistleblowing is in fact much wider. Not only does it include concerns about health and safety, individuals can raise concerns about the commission of criminal offences, for example, fraud in the workplace, damage to the environment and the covering up of wrongdoing.

read more › Age discrimination is all around us and the workplace is no exception. It seems to be weirdly socially acceptable in a way that other kinds of discrimination are not, for example, homophobia or racism. Casual age discrimination in employment can lead to serious issues for some workers. For example, undermining comments about "being past it" or "too old for the job" can really undermine a person's mental wellbeing. We know from experience that every year people are pushed to leave early because of this attitude.

read more › We are the leading firm of disability discrimination solicitors in London. No other law firm specialises in this area of law in the way we do. We have been working exclusively on cases relating to disability discrimination in the workplace for more than a decade and are recognised by our peers as leaders in the field. As disability discrimination lawyers in London our depth of experience in disability discrimination at work is unrivalled. Our founder and MD Karen Jackson is a foremost expert in disability discrimination claims.

read more › Failure to make reasonable adjustments is the primary form of disability discrimination we see in the workplace. If you are Equality Act 2020 disabled your employer is obliged to make such adjustments as it is reasonable for them to make to eliminate any barriers which make it difficult for you to continue working. What is reasonable will be decided on a case by case basis but you are entitled to ask your employer for help if you are disabled. Where an employer failed to make reasonable adjustments they may be liable for disability discrimination and you may be entitled to compensation.

read more › Returning to work after sick leave can be fraught with difficulty especially if you have had a reasonably long absence. It's difficult for you because you've been out of the office and feel like all eyes will be on you when you go back and also you may have to deal with lots of questions from colleagues and your line management about why you have been off sick. Sometimes returning to work after sickness can go badly wrong. You find that your job has been given to someone else or that many aspects of your job have changed without any consultation with you.

read more › If you have had to, in the past, or need to now to time off work for depression this may have an impact upon your employment. If your depression means that you have the protection of the Equality Act as a disabled employee your employer may be obliged to make reasonable adjustments. If they refuse that could constitute an unlawful failure to make reasonable adjustments. We can help you with this. We are specialists in advising employees who have had to time off work for depression. We understand the stress of the situation and the likely issues you may encounter at work.

read more › Being bullied by your manager at work can be incredibly damaging to health. It can raise your blood pressure and give you cardiac issues, it can make you mentally ill. In severe cases it can even lead to suicide. It's not healthy and it should not be ignored. You cannot persistently expose yourself to bullying without it having a long-term serious impact. In many cases victims of bullying end up blaming themselves and feel completely trapped. We see this all the time. Our role is to offer advice on what solutions are available and to help the person being bullied to take back control.

read more › Our workplace harassment lawyers in London are here to provide you with support when you have faced harassment in your place of work. Workplace harassment is any form of unwanted, uninvited conduct that makes you feel violated or which impacts your dignity and makes your work life miserable. If the workplace harassment is sexual conduct that is sexual harassment. Harassment is prohibited in law if the workplace harassment takes place in the workplace or another venue associated with the workplace (a works drinks party or a business trip for example) and if it is related to a protected characteristic.

read more › Victimisation at work is when you are treated poorly or unfairly because you have made a complaint related to a protected characteristic such as disability or you have helped someone else who has raised a complaint and are seen to be siding with them and are then treated badly. It is also victimisation if you are treated unfairly because someone even thinks you have raised a complaint about a protected characteristic even if you haven't. A common form of victimisation in the workplace is where you have told your employer that you are thinking of bringing an Employment Tribunal claim and following that they start to treat you even worse.

read more › Being demoted at work after an illness can sometimes be a form of victimisation. If you are demoted because of a protected characteristic such as your age, your sex, the fact that you have a disability then this may be unlawful discrimination for which your employer is liable. This could be unlawful disability discrimination and you may want to take advice. Sadly many employees returning to work from sick leave suffer demotion on returning. You may have a legal remedy. Being demoted after returning to work from disability-related absence is most likely to be a form of discrimination which you can take action against.

read more › When you are off sick from work you must comply with your employer's stated policy on sickness absence records. This usually means having to provide a Fit Note or Form Med3 from your GP. Some employers will accept a letter from a hospital consultant but most require a Fit Note for SSP purposes (Statutory Sick Pay). If you are off sick and fail to comply with absence records requirements you might inadvertently breach your employment contract. Don't allow your employer to take advantage of the situation by forgetting to provide the necessary forms.

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