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Employment Law Services for Employees


It is accepted that everyone deserves to be treated fairly at work but from time to time, things can go wrong.

Workplace relationships may break down or perhaps you face the risk of losing your job. If you are involved in a disagreement at work, it is good to know there is someone you can turn to for advice.


When you are facing difficulties at work, it is natural to have lots of questions and to be concerned about your job security but with our in-depth knowledge of employment law, we will explain all of your options clearly and simply. We will advise what rights you have as an employee and help you plan the best route forward to manage your particular situation.


If you are worried about the cost of using an employment specialist or concerned about the consequences of seeking advice, don’t be! You can talk to us in complete confidence and we offer a FREE initial consultation so that you will know from the start what your options are.

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Discrimination at Work

Being treated unfairly is unpleasant and upsetting. If that is because of a prejudice someone holds, Dunn & Baker Solicitors will support you to gain fair treatment or make a claim.

Discrimination is illegal. Being treated differently because of your gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, or because you are pregnant or have a disability, is totally unacceptable. When it occurs, there are procedures to challenge it. Any business or individual can be challenged as to why they allowed discriminatory behaviour to occur.

Discrimination is upsetting and dealing with the fallout can be tough. Our legal experts can help you make a claim or resolve a disagreement. Before proceeding to court, there are other procedures to explore with you. Dunn & Baker Solicitors can explain what discrimination is, how the law protects you and what options you have. We are clear about the likely costs, timescales and what outcomes may be achievable. Everything is explained without legal jargon.

To discuss your situation call us today and arrange a FREE initial consultation.

Employment Tribunals

Workplace disputes are stressful for all involved. Dunn & Baker Solicitors can help guide and support you through the process, fairly and in a timely manner.

In almost every workplace, disputes between employers and employees can occur from time to time. It’s best to resolve differences directly with your employer. However, when disputes cannot be resolved internally, you may need to attend an employment tribunal.

Employment tribunals usually comprise of a panel that includes an employment judge and two non-legal people who have experience in the world of business. Witnesses may be put forward for both the employer and the employee and, after hearing the case, the panel will reach a legally-binding decision.

At Dunn & Baker Solicitors, our knowledgeable legal experts are here to guide you through the entire process. We’ll help you avoid a tribunal where possible by finding alternative ways to deal with disputes. If you do need to attend a hearing, we will ensure you are fully prepared – supporting you with everything from documentation to obtaining witness statements. We’ll clearly outline all of your options from the start so that together we can plan the best course of action. We’ll make sure you are represented fairly and will ensure you are informed and in control throughout the process.

Employment law changes regularly and can sometimes seem complex but at Dunn & Baker Solicitors we explain everything in straightforward terms, clearly addressing any concerns you may have.

If you’d like to have an informal conversation to find out what your options are, contact us today for a FREE Initial Consultation.

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When faced with redundancy it is natural to have lots of questions. You will want to know if your redundancy is fair, how much notice your employers have to give you, and whether you are entitled to redundancy pay. Most employers handle the process properly and support their employees through this difficult time. However, if your employer is making redundancies and you feel as though you need help to ensure that you are fairly treated, we are here for you.

If you feel that you have been made redundant unfairly, then you will want to take action as soon as possible. It is important to act quickly as you only have three months from the end of your employment to claim for unfair dismissal.

Our redundancy specialists have in-depth experience of dealing with redundancy cases and will provide all the help and advice you need to ensure the best possible outcome. We will chat to you about redundancy law in a way that is clear and easy to understand so that you can start to plan your next steps. With our help, you will quickly understand what you are entitled to and how to achieve the best outcome for your future.

If your case cannot be resolved directly with your employer, it may progress to an employment tribunal. If this proves to be the best course of action, we will support you through the process, helping you to understand your rights and entitlements at every step.

We offer a same-day response and, with our FREE initial consultation, it doesn’t cost you a penny to see whether we can help. So for fast, friendly employment law advice, contact us today.

Settlement (Compromise) Agreements

When your employment ends, it can sometimes involve a Settlement Agreement (formally known as a Compromise Agreement).

Dunn & Baker Solicitors can explain what this is and the consequences of entering into the agreement.

When the decision is taken to end an employment relationship, it can be a time of uncertainty. Disputes can arise over the decision to dismiss; Directors can fall out over future business strategy or investment decisions; you may feel that your employer wants you to resign and is forcing you to do so. Alternatively, your employment may end due to restructuring of the company.

Settlement agreements are legally binding documents. Dunn & Baker Solicitors can explain what its terms are, what it means and whether should you sign one. In return for an agreed financial sum, you agree to waive any claim you may have. We can explain what your options are and if this is the best outcome. At every step, we use plain terms, not legal jargon.

To help you resolve your dispute and to talk about compromise agreements, contact us today for your FREE initial consultation.

Unfair Treatment at Work

If you feel that you are being unfairly treated at work, it can be a stressful and confusing time. The good news is, you are not alone.

Our employment law specialists have helped lots of people in similar situations and can provide the help and advice you need to resolve issues quickly.

It’s important to act fast if you’ve been treated unfairly at work, particularly if you have been unfairly dismissed, as you have just three months from the last day of your employment to make a claim. Once we hear from you, we can get things moving quickly – so the best advice is to get in touch as soon as possible.

Unfair treatment can come in many forms, from being bullied to being treated differently from your colleagues. Whatever your situation, it’s natural to feel worried or concerned about what action to take for the best.

Our employment specialists have a great deal of experience in dealing with the problems you may be facing. We will provide friendly, straightforward advice – answering your questions, explaining your rights and suggesting the best course of action for you to take.

We can provide unrivalled employment law knowledge. So for a friendly and confidential FREE initial consultation, get in touch today.

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    Exeter Solicitors

    21/22 Southernhay East, Exeter, Devon EX1 1QQ
    Tel: 01392 285 000
    Fax: 01392 285 001
    DX - 8311 EXETER

    Cullompton Solicitors

    38 High Street, Cullompton, Devon EX15 1AE
    Tel: 01884 338 18
    Fax: 01884 323 56
    DX - 49600 CULLOMPTON

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