Employment Law

If you are looking for employment law advice, you are in the right place. At Spencers Solicitors we have specialist employment solicitors, just ready and waiting to talk to you. Spencers are able to provide advice to you on many different aspects of employment law advice. Our employment law service is available nationwide. Please view the links below for more information on the areas of employment law that Spencers can help you with. You can get in touch with us online or call us on 01246 266867 to let us know what happened. You’ll be able to speak straightaway with one of our employment law experts.

Problems at work can become overwhelming. You spend all your time worrying and the impact on your life at work and at home, can be devastating. The thought of having to try and solve a problem at work by dealing with your employers on your own, can feel terrifying. It can seem like it's 'me against all of them' and that you haven't a hope of being treated fairly or of your complaints being taken seriously. It doesn’t have to be that way!

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Whether you are a company director needing advice on your rights and obligations, or a junior employee wanting help dealing with a difficult situation at work, as skilled employment solicitors and HR professionals, Spencers are only a phone call away from being able to help you.

If you have a dispute with your employer, you need no-nonsense, practical and affordable employment law advice quickly. That is precisely what you will get from the employment team at Spencers Solicitors. Trying to navigate your way through the legal maze by yourself could cost you a lot more than just your time. Together it doesn't have to be confrontational, frightening or stressful.

Don’t delay though, time limits for doing things in employment law are often a lot shorter than you think.

In employment law, there is usually only three months (less one day) from the date of the dismissal (unfair or constructive) or of the act of discrimination, to preserve your employment rights.

Before you can start a case in the Employment Tribunal, you must first notify ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) of a potential claim and start the Early Conciliation process. It is essential you get the details and timing correct. We can take care of the Early Conciliation process for you - giving you the best chance to settle your dispute a guaranteed fixed fee. Find out more here.

If you want to find out about our pricing, click here.

If you are an employee looking to make a claim against your employer, please view the links below for further information. You can also get in touch with us either online or by calling us on 01246 266867 today.

Unfair and Constructive Dismissal

Employers are only able to fairly dismiss someone in a limited number of circumstances. If you feel the disciplinary procedure followed wasn't fair, the decision to discipline you was wrong or your dismissal without notice wasn't right, then getting expert legal advice quickly is essential, as you don’t have very long to make an unfair dismissal claim. That’s why it’s important to call us without delay on 01246 266867.

Settlement Agreements

Settlement Agreements have become an increasingly common way of resolving employment disputes between employer and employee and/or agreeing the terms on which the employment relationship ends. A Settlement Agreement is a legally binding document. The signing of the agreement will thereafter prevent the employee bringing a claim against the employer. This will usually be in exchange for the employer agreeing to a make a 'termination payment' to the employee.

ACAS Early Conciliation

Early Conciliation is the step before making a claim to the Employment Tribunal that all cases must go through. If you do not have a certificate from ACAS to confirm you have been through Early Conciliation then you cannot make a claim to the Tribunal.

Negotiated Exit Advice and Guidance

You may have decided you want to leave work. The time might be right for you to move on to a new challenge - either working for another business or setting up on your own. The relationship with your employer might have broken down or you feel you are being treated unfairly. We can provide you with expert guidance on how to make a negotiated exit from your employer, on mutually agreed terms.

Disciplinary & Grievance

Facing disciplinary action or having to raise a grievance about something you are unhappy about at work are experiences that most people hopefully won’t have to go through during their employment. The reality is though, that these situations do arise and they can often be very stressful.

Redundancy Advice

If your employer is making redundancies then it can be a stressful time, not knowing whether you will be selected for redundancy or worrying what you will do if you are made redundant. Spencers employment law team are on hand to advise.

Employment Tribunal Guidance

There are very strict time limits for making Employment Tribunal claims. Sometimes people get caught out and delay too long, out so they miss the opportunity to make a claim. In most claims, the start of the process must commence within 3 months (less one day) from the date of the incident your claim is based on. Don’t get caught out. Handing the matter over to Spencers employment solicitors’ team at the earliest opportunity, will mean you can stop worrying about missing any time limits.

Discrimination Claims

It is unlawful for your employer to treat you by discriminating against you on grounds that are known as ‘protected characteristics.’ Find out more about what these grounds are and what you can do if you have been discriminated against.

Flexible Working

All employees who have 26 weeks' service will be able to submit a flexible working request. Our Flexible Working page provides useful advice on submitting a request and what to do if you have been denied flexible working after submitting such a request.


Raising concerns with your employer about something that you believe they or perhaps a manager is doing wrong can be a daunting prospect. You may fear that your manager or your employer will look to dismiss you or do something in retaliation for you raising concerns.

How much will it cost?

If we think you might have grounds for making a claim or challenging a decision and you decide that you want to instruct us, then we can act for you on a no-win no-fee basis, a fixed and capped costs basis or we can look into the possibility of having your costs paid for you under any relevant policy of insurance that you might hold. If you have a settlement agreement and your employer is contributing to your legal costs, we guarantee that you will not be charged more than what your employer is prepared to contribute towards costs. You can find out more about how we charge here.

At Spencers Solicitors we will explain your rights in plain, straightforward language, and provide the guidance you need to get the result you want. Wherever you are in the country, we can help.

If you do have a dispute with your employer, you need no-nonsense, practical and affordable employment law advice quickly from the team at Spencers Solicitors. Trying to navigate your way through the legal maze by yourself could cost you a lot more than just your time. Done together with our specialist employment law solicitors team, it doesn't have to be confrontational, frightening or stressful.

Funding your employment law claim

There are a number of different funding types in place which can be used to pay for the work we provide for employment law matters. Please click the button below to find out more information about the funding types available.

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