Individuals

We can inform you of your legal rights and advise you on what action you may take against your employer if those rights have been infringed, including issuing a claim with the Employment Tribunal. We have a particular interest in challenging all forms of racial and religious discrimination in the workforce.

IHRC Legal can help you with:

  • Discrimination
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Breach of Contract and Wrongful Dismissal claims
  • Unlawful deduction of wages
  • Grievances
  • Support during disciplinary and investigatory proceedings
  • Public Interest Disclosure issues and Whistle blowing
  • Representation at the Employment Tribunal

We can also provide you with independent legal advice on the implications of signing a settlement agreement (formerly known as ‘compromise agreements’). It is a legal requirement that you seek independent legal advice before signing the agreement for it to be binding. It is standard practice for your employer to contribute towards your reasonable legal fees in seeking this advice.

Small businesses

We also work with small to medium businesses and charities seeking to develop their organisation through formalising their contracts of employment and workplace policies, as well as advising on ongoing HR issues including anticipating or defending Employment Tribunal claims.

Funding

Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus disbursements. Our hourly charges are £100. This is subsidised from our normal charge of £150.

We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

Please check any Insurance policies (i.e. home and motor insurance) as you may have legal expenses insurance, which will cover the costs of employment disputes arising from you or your family’s contract of employment. Many claims are funded by legal expense insurance. We can tell you how to check whether you are covered and can help in dealing with insurers.