If you are having a problem at work it can be a real worry and you may need some legal advice. You might think that you would need to pay a solicitor for this help but this is not always the case.
Some solicitors specialise in employment law and many offer free consultations. These will cover the basics of your case and tell you whether or not it is worth taking to tribunal. They will also tell you about how to go about the tribunal process and any fee arrangements that might apply if your case goes further.
It’s important to get this help early, especially if you have been unfairly dismissed. You have three months less one day from the date of your dismissal (or the last act of discrimination) in which to make a claim at an employment tribunal. This time limit cannot be extended by Acas (Early Conciliation) or the tribunal and it’s worth getting early professional advice.
Other organisations, such as the Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau and Citizens Advice, can also give you free advice on work problems. You can find out if they can help you by visiting their websites and finding your local office. They will be able to help with issues such as redundancy, termination and workplace health and safety.
Some Trade Unions also provide their members with access to free or discounted legal advice as part of their membership package. You might be able to get this help from your union’s regional office or contact your workplace representative for more information. free online employment law advice for employees UK