Employment law and redundancy law are ever increasing areas of the law, where people are getting access to law advice about discrimination and unfair dismissals, amongst other upsetting eventualities. This article looks at what employment law solicitors do and how they can help you with your legal problem.
What is employment law?
Employment law Employment law is a specialised area of the civil law (in other words, not the criminal law), which is also referred to as labour law or workers' rights law. Employment law protects everyone involved in the workplace, whether you are an employer, an employee or even a temporary employee like a contractor or consultant specialist. Employment lawyers Employment lawyers often have to deal with issues, relating more specifically to discrimination (on various grounds such as age, race, religion, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and many more areas). Other issues They also deal with issues such as unfair dismissals (where you believe you have been fired or sacked for an unfair reason), working conditions, working patterns and hours (timetabling and shifts, etc.) and many smaller areas of everyday law, such as government standard co-operation, time off, paternity and maternity leave, caring for dependants in emergencies, etc.
What is the role of the solicitor?
Find the solicitor you need
You will need the services of a solicitor if you wish to get help or advice from the law. To find a solicitor who deals with your area of need, make sure to check out the information available at legal advice centres, solicitors' offices, online law resources, list of lawyers on websites, etc. The role of the solicitor
The overall role of the solicitor is to give you the advice you need and give you the access to the law if your case is admissible (i.e. if it is of the correct nature to be heard in front of a judge or a tribunal). Employment lawyers are usually more engaged in giving employment advice and working at employment tribunals than working in courts. Solicitors in the UK still do spend some time in court in the most serious of cases where a barrister is instructed. The tasks of the solicitor The solicitor will perform many individual tasks and roles, from interviewing you to ensure that your needs are met, to drafting letters to barristers instructing them on your case. You will find solicitors useful for organising your case and applying for scheduled time in courts or tribunals. They will also support you in most circumstances so that you can ask for advice along the way.