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At Specters, we handle a multitude of employment disputes on behalf of both employers and employees. This gives us an insight into the position of each party and allows us to find the best possible settlement. The matters that we deal with include:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Discrimination
  • Whistleblowing detriments
  • Breach of contract
  • Unpaid wages

The first step of any employment dispute is to see if it can be resolved informally. This may be through an employer’s grievance procedure or with the help of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), which offers a free Early Conciliation Service (ECS).

If the ECS fails, then the only option may be to take the dispute to the Employment Tribunal

Time limits

The Employment Tribunal has very strict time limits and claims must normally be brought within 3 months of the day that your claim arose. If you are bringing a claim linked to leaving a company, whether through resignation or dismissal, this is normally three months from the last day that you worked for the company. If you are bringing a claim for discrimination, the deadline is 3 months from the last act of discrimination.

These time limits are not hard and fast rules and every case is unique so if you think that you have a claim, you should not delay in making an enquiry of our expert team, who will be able to advise you on all aspects of your claim.

Funding Options

The Employment Tribunal does not normally award costs, which means that we are not able to recover anything from the other side if we are successful.

Once we have assessed your case, we are usually able to offer fixed fees, which you can read more about under the employment section of our costs estimates page

If you are bringing a claim, we may also be able to offer a no win, no fee agreement where you will pay us a proportion of the damages we recover. Our deductions are very competitive and will vary depending on the merits of the claim.

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