Unfair treatment at work

Not everything in life is as we’d like it to be. But that doesn’t mean that when something unfair happens to you at work, you have to accept it. At Talbots Law, we’ve built a reputation for standing up for our clients when they need us the most.

Employment law is made up of rules about what can, can’t, must and should happen in the workplace. At Talbots we apply these rules to everyday situations, every day. It means that you can go to work and do your job, on an equal footing with your colleagues. And it means that when something has already gone wrong, you are compensated for it; it’s put right.  

If you have suffered unfair treatment, you’ll know that its effects can be far-reaching. Perhaps you don’t know where to turn. After all, doing something about unfair treatment usually means confronting the issue head-on with your employer. While some employees will be reluctant to rock the boat, others will go about it in the wrong way.

Both benefit from some early advice from an employment law specialist.

Unfair treatment at work claims

We advise on all sorts of situations from bullying, to the unfair allocation of overtime, to the refusal to agree flexible working requests, to unfair dismissal. The range of potentially unfair scenarios is vast. Not all become claims that are won or lost in the employment tribunal, however. Many are settled along the way – as quickly and inexpensively as possible, and on the best terms.

Why choose Talbots Law for advice on unfair treatment at work?

You would expect us to know the law. You might not expect us to care quite as much as we do about the outcome we get for you, or for your experience of working with us.

It matters to us that you understand exactly what is going on, what your options are, why we think a particular course of action would be best, how long everything will take, how much it is likely to cost. We could go on. Because the reality is that when we work with you, it’s a collaboration – you and us. We discuss everything. We’re on the same page. We’re on the same side. And we put our all into getting the fairness back into your situation.

If you think that you may have been treated unfairly at work, call us. We’ll tell you what you could do about it.  

Unfair treatment FAQs

My manager is picking on me. I’m scared that if I complain about her, she’ll get me sacked.
We understand your concern, but don’t worry. There are ways and means of doing this. We’ve helped lots and lots of people bring problems like this to the attention of more senior management, formally and informally. You can’t be dismissed – not lawfully anyway - just because you raise the issue. The important thing now is to get your facts straight. Make a list of everything that’s happened, in as much detail as you can (always best to write these things down straightaway if you can so that your memory is crystal clear). And get some legal advice on the best way of broaching this. Remember that if you’re right about being picked on – which we don’t doubt you are – you’re not the one in the wrong. So be confident, and don’t put up with any more.

If I instruct you, will I always deal with the same solicitor?
Yes, that’s always the plan. We like continuity, and you probably do too. Of course, there are times when another of our employment lawyers becomes involved in a case – perhaps because of illness – but we’ll always keep you informed. Our systems are set up so that it’s quick and easy for any member of our employment law team to pick up a client’s case and run with it. You wouldn’t need to repeat the things you’d already told your original solicitor. It’s all there. However, with a team of experts, it’s likely that we’ll collaborate on certain issues to provide the best quality advice we can. 

Nobody deserves to be treated unfairly at work. If you are the victim of bullying, harassment or discrimination, give Talbots Law a call today on 0800 118 1500

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