At Clay & Associates Advocates, our specialist employment team has the experience to help you manage employment problems by working in the background where required, as well as providing full legal representation.
Our lawyers will always consider and advise on alternative dispute resolution procedures to help you resolve your issue as quickly as possible.
Trust Clay & Associates Advocates to handle your case with confidence, including a range of fixed-price employment law solutions.
Our services include:
So whatever your problem or situation, our highly-trained and experienced team has seen it all before. To get started, please contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange a legal assessment.
Before any fees, we’ll first schedule a consultation to listen and learn more about your situation.
The session is an hour long, and there are no obligations to engage our services afterward.
As part of the consultation, we’ll lean on our years of experience as employment lawyers to suggest the best solution for you or your business.
Often our clients are keen to preserve a commercial or personal relationship and/or avoid the adverse publicity that may accompany a dispute.
In these circumstances, we are able to work with our clients to avoid the courtroom and instead explore other practical and cost-effective avenues to resolve employment disputes, including mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Unfair dismissal means having your employment contract terminated without valid reasons being provided. This can happen when an employer does not provide valid reasons for termination. This is known as unfair termination according to the Employment Act Section 45(2).
Constructive dismissal – also known as constructive unfair dismissal – occurs when your employer has treated you so badly that you’ve no choice but to resign. This can happen for contractual reasons, such as when you’ve not been paid, but it can also happen because you’ve been subjected to discrimination, victimisation, or harassment in the workplace or if the trust and confidence in the employment relationship has fundamentally broken down.
If you believe that your position at work has become untenable, it’s often a good idea to talk to an experienced lawyer to find out if you may be able to resign and then bring a constructive dismissal claim.
Alternatively, if you’ve already been forced out of your job, or unfairly dismissed in some other way, we’re always happy to guide and advise you.
Being made redundant isn’t the same thing as being sacked. It isn’t a result of anything you’ve done wrong. It should only happen when your role is ceasing to exist.
There are a number of rights you should be made aware of if you’re facing an impending redundancy, and the onus is on your employer to make sure you are treated fairly and receive everything you are due.
This ranges from exploring the option of alternative employment where possible, to making sure you receive the full financial package that your years of service have earned you.
It’s also important to understand that if you’re facing redundancy, you may be able to challenge the fact that you’ve been selected, if you believe this has happened due to discrimination rather than for some fair and objective reason.
If you’ve been notified that you’re about to be made redundant, speak to one of our experienced lawyers today. We can make sure you understand your rights, as well as help to make sure you receive fair treatment and the financial package you’re entitled to.