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Sue My Employer?
Thinking Of Suing Your Employer? Find out if you can by reading this short guide, then call us free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01275 774 557) for a no obligation discussion to see if we can help you.
Although it is a position that no employee wishes to find themselves in, unfortunately, there are many reasons and scenarios why you may face the prospect of having to sue your employer. The relationship between employer and employee almost always benefits from being a harmonious one and it is unfortunate therefore that, on some occasions, matters simply cannot be resolved internally and legal proceedings ensue. This article looks at common reasons why people sue their employers and what you should do if you think you may have grounds to sue your employer.
There are many reasons why an employee may be faced with suing their employer. These include suing on grounds of discrimination (including sex, race, age, religion, marital status and number of hours worked), wrongful dismissal, unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, redundancy, harassment, bullying and also suing your employer for stress related illnesses.
In order to successfully sue your employer you need to build a strong case against them and gather evidence to show that your employer has acted in breach of one of the employment laws. However, it is important that before you take legal action you should ensure that you have taken all steps possible to try and resolve the matter internally with your employer. The effectiveness of this can largely depend on the reason you are suing your employer but, if possible, you should try and talk to your supervisor or line manager to resolve the issue and iron out any misunderstandings. If you are a member of a trade union you could speak to one of your union representatives for advice and assistance.
If these attempts fail then you should contact an expect employment lawyer who will, again, make sure that every attempt has been made to try and resolve the issues in question. If necessary, your employer lawyer will advise you to take the matter to an employment tribunal hearing where you will present your case (including all of the evidence against your employers). Your employer will also be able to present their case at the hearing. An employment hearing Judge will decide whether or not your case is successful and, if so, what amount of damages (or other form of compensation) should be awarded to you. You have the option of representing yourself at the hearing but it is often beneficial to have an expert employment lawyer representing you as they are experienced in these matters.
If you feel that you are in a position where you wish to sue your employer you should contact an expert employment law solicitor for advice and guidance on commencing the claims process.
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- Costs - whether you will qualify for a no win no fee claim or details of other methods for funding your claim; and
- An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).
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