Things can happen in the work place that are upsetting and you can either bring them to your employers attention or not. However, it is unlikely the issue will resolve if you do not make your employer aware.
If raising your concern informally hasn't worked then the next step would be to raise a formal grievance by following the steps outlined here.
One of the most common questions raised when you consider bringing a claim for compensation is "will it be worth it?" It is commonly known that bringing a claim is a long, laborious and stressful process. It is not something that should be taken on lightly. Even if your legal team do the majority of the heavy lifting for you, you will still need to be involved and you will need to be able to commit to the case. Therefore, it is not uncommon for many people to want to know if the hard work and the potential stress involved will be worth it.
When bringing a compensation claim there are certain things your solicitor won’t tell you. These secrets are not damaging to your claim and will not put you at any risk for not knowing them, many legal professionals wish they could tell clients this information but don’t due to the professional nature of the relationship. However, today I have decided to share the top three pieces of information that I have noticed most legal professionals have confessed that they wish they could tell their clients.
When bringing a claim for personal injury you will inevitably come across jargon. Either from your own legal professional or if you are bringing the claim yourself then from your opponent.
This guide will help you understand the most common legal jargon so you can read and speak with confidence!
"Why is my claim taking so long" is one of the most common questions raised by clients (usually more than once). Solicitors will often answer with a brief comment regarding the complicated nature of these types of claim. While this is correct, it rarely satisfies clients as it does not respond to the question. This article will explain why Clinical Negligence claims are complicated, and the types of things that can slow these claims down.
Deciding to start a family is a big decision with many variables that need to be considered at different stages of the pregnancy and your child’s early years. One of the key considerations that come to mind early on in the process is usually your employment. There is no doubt that if you are a woman and you are working, becoming pregnant is going to have an impact on your employment, both in the short term and likely in the long term as well.
By law, UK employers offer maternity leave to their female employees who become pregnant. However, the consequences of having a baby can go beyond the actual pregnancy and far into the future. You and your employer will need to consider what will happen regarding your employment beyond your pregnancy and into your child’s early years. As many women who have children cannot return to work on the hours they worked prior to becoming pregnant and have to return to part-time hours.
This can cause a high level of concern, that falling pregnant will negatively impact your employment. You may worry that you will be penalized due to the fact that you require maternity leave and potentially part-time hours on your return. Could you potentially lose your employment as you are no longer able to fulfill the demands of your job due to shorter working hours? Will you still receive the same kinds of opportunities that you had prior to your pregnancy? Will your employer and/or co-workers consider that your job isn’t your number one priority anymore and treat you negatively because of this?
There are many fears that can spin out of control if you let them. This article will alleviate those fears by laying out the legal position and your rights when you become pregnant. While it is impossible to guarantee that your employer or co-workers will treat you fairly should you become pregnant, this article will outline the legal redress available to you if they fail to treat you fairly
Going to Court can be stressful and worrying, but this handy guide can help take some of the stress away by telling you what to expect and providing tips on how to behave so you can make the best impression you can.
Setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a must in today's society. But despite this, many people do not have anything in place should the worst happen and they need someone to step in and manage their finances and well being for them.
A Power of Attorney is a document that allows someone you nominate to step in and manage your finances should you not be mentally capable of doing so.
Losing our capacity is not something any of us like to consider a possibility, however it is something that can happen to anyone and we should all be prepared. A few cost effective actions now can save a great deal of time, expense and emotional upset at a later date. As if you lose your capacity without having a LPA in place then your next of kin will have to go down the route of obtaining a guardianship which is a long and very expensive process.
Again, despite this being basic fact many people still make excuses not to put a Power of Attorney in place.
Some of the excuses that I have heard include:
When you bring a claim some of your earliest questions are going to be, “How do I pay for this?” “Can I get legal aid?” “What is no win, no fee?”.
Funding a claim is a common concern, especially if you have just lost or left your employment and money is a bit tight until you can secure new employment.
This article attempts to reassure and explain exactly what your funding options are so that you are in a position to further investigate which option you believe will work best for you. The article will also cover in some detail the most common method of funding an employment claim, no win, no fee agreements.
Ever wondered how compensation amounts are reached? Do legal professionals just pluck a number from thin air? What about the newspapers that report on £2,000,000.00 cases for scraped knees?
Then you need this!
This short guide explains how claims are valued and allows you to build a reasonable expectation of what you could hope to recover.