Employment solicitors who listen

When the relationship with your employer goes wrong, it’s hard to know who to turn to. We’ll guide you through the complicated aspects of employment law, empowering you to act on your situation.

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    Employment law solicitors you can confide in

    We understand that employment issues can cause quite an emotional strain, whether you’re an employee, worker, or self-employed. Don’t let worries about your finances, reputation, and future career prospects hold you back. Turn to our team of employment specialists for support, and together we’ll achieve the best possible outcome.

    Employment law is incredibly complex. Proving that you’ve been treated unfairly, or discriminated against, relies on building an in-depth understanding of legal matters. Optimal Solicitors will remove any uncertainties about where you stand legally, and help you go the right way about presenting your case.

    Our employment law services include support for unfair dismissal, workplace discrimination, and redundancy. We can also help you if you’re a worker, contractor, or self-employed. Whether you’re simply seeking advice or want to pursue legal action, know that we’ve got your interests at heart.

    Unfair Dismissal

    Unfair Dismissal

    If you feel you’ve been unfairly dismissed by your employer, there’s an opportunity to claim compensation in an employment tribunal. We’ll support you throughout the entire process, taking the stress away from the situation.

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    Workplace Discrimination

    Workplace Discrimination

    Whether you’ve suffered direct or indirect discrimination, there’s no shame in feeling emotionally impacted. We'll help you understand your rights under the Equality Act 2010, and hold your employer accountable if they've been breached.

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    Redundancy Law

    Redundancy Law

    Being selected for redundancy is obviously a very worrying time. Our employment law solicitors will put you at ease by making sure you know your rights and the best route forward. If you feel your redundancy is unfair, we’ll help you challenge it.

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    Settlement Agreements

    Settlement Agreements

    Legal advice is essential for settlement agreements, especially as they involve complex formalities. We’ll unravel the jargon so that you can easily understand the terms and confidently negotiate the compensation you deserve.

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    We’ve helped thousands, like you, get the best outcome

    We're ready to listen

    Whichever of the above challenges you’re facing, our dedicated team are here to support you. Seeking legal advice? We’ll provide it in your language. Need to take quick and efficient action? We’ve got the experience and knowledge to deliver it. Contact our employment law firm today, regardless of your circumstances and if you’re an employee, worker, or self-employed.

    Why Optimal Solicitors?

    We keep your costs down

    We understand that employment issues may already be proving a burden, so we do what we can to keep our fees to a minimum. Our employment solicitors always provide quality legal support at the most cost-effective price possible. Read about our pricing here.

    We give you timely legal advice

    We do everything in our power to make understanding your legal situation simple. An initial consultation will help you decide whether to move forward – because we believe anyone should have access to professional help.

    We adapt to your requirements

    We know that you’ve got a lot on your plate, so we do what we can to adapt to your situation, with flexible working hours to make sure you can always contact us discreetly and conveniently.

    What do employment solicitors do?

    Employment law solicitors provide expert advice on your legal rights surrounding unfair dismissal, workplace discrimination, redundancy, and settlement agreements. If you choose to pursue action, they’ll collate all the information related to your case, draft key documentation, and act on your behalf if needed when carrying out any discussions with your employer.

    Do I actually need an employment law solicitor?

    It’s possible to represent yourself, but in order to build a watertight case, you must have a firm grasp of the laws around dismissal, redundancy, and other employment matters. Naturally, employment lawyers have the expertise and experience to make sure you have a strong chance of a successful outcome – and receive the maximum level of compensation.

    What can I do to make sure I win my claim?

    When a dispute isn’t straightforward, it’s even more important that you’ve gathered accurate and detailed evidence to support your case. Remember, your employer will likely oppose your argument with their own evidence to support their counterclaim. You’ll want to make sure your story is unambiguous and consistent throughout the entire process, backed up by believable – and truthful – details.

    How long does the legal process take?

    This entirely depends on the employment issue at hand. Settlement agreements, for instance, can be done and dusted in an hour, whereas others can last up to a few weeks. If a claim requires an employment tribunal, then this will usually take at least six months – some cases can go on for over a year. It’s important to be patient; time may not be in your control, but you can rest assured that you’ll get justice eventually with the right support.

    I’ve suffered personal prejudice before. How can I be certain I won’t with you?

    Every single member of our team is objective, and this is because it’s a core part of our values. We believe that everyone should be able to access legal advice when they need it, regardless of their background. You can trust us when we say we truly do champion equality and diversity – with a diverse team of our own, personal prejudice just isn’t in our nature.

    Is your team available outside of the 9-5?

    We keep our opening hours flexible to put the power back in your hands. You can reach a member of our team between 8am and 8pm every weekday, and 9am and 5pm on weekends – because we believe you should never face restrictions when you want to speak to an expert.

    How much does it cost?

    We’re committed to making employment legal advice accessible and affordable to everyone. We have fixed fees on all our employment law services, but if you need a more flexible approach, we can provide support on an hourly basis too. Visit our dedicated page to see our pricing.

    Will my legal fees be covered for an employment tribunal claim?

    Usually, each individual party has to pay their own legal costs, regardless of the final outcome of the employment tribunal. There is an exception to this: the tribunal can award costs if they believe that a party (in this case, your employer) has acted unreasonably in how they’ve dealt with the case.

    You will not be able to access any sort of public funding or legal aid for the cost of representation at tribunal hearings. However, you may have legal expenses insurance cover for employment disputes available. It’s always best to check this first – often, people have signed up for this as part of their household, credit card or motor insurance policy.

    Move forward with Optimal Solicitors

    Discuss your situation with us – in confidence. We provide an initial consultation, so there’s no ambiguity when it comes to understanding your legal rights. We’ll also tell you exactly how we’ll help if you decide to use our employment law services.

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