Increasingly there are more and more expectations are placed on employees.
The idea the modern employee has at easy is wrong whether they are a senior board executive or a retail assistant, a carer or an investment banker.
Are you being harassed at work? Examples of harassment are comments or actions in relation to what you perceive to be racist, sexist or homophobic comments or indeed it might be something very specific to you; imitating or making fun of a person’s disability or other such matter. Anti-religious comments or jokes about your race or religion or other such personal matter. If you have suffered harassment and are looking to secure compensation from the employer or service provider we will be able to assist you in seeking an apology and perhaps compensation and to ensure the harassment does not occur again.
If your employer terminated your employment and you think you have been unfairly dismissed you may be able to make a claim to the relevant tribunal / workplace relations commission. You need to act quickly in relation to brining a claim as time periods apply. You may have been unfairly dismissed if your employer did not have a fair reason to dismiss you or did not follow a fair procedure. At Flanagan Solicitors we will be able to assist you in this regard and if you believe that you may have been unfairly dismissed then you should act quickly and contact your solicitor as soon as possible after the dismissal has occurred.
Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures: –
Whether you find yourself the subject of disciplinary proceedings or wish to bring a grievance against your employer we can support and advise you. We have a wealth of experience helping employees navigate themselves through these procedures which we recognise can often be both bewildering and stressful for employees. We not only provide advice from a legal perspective we can provide practical support.
Bullying is offensive. Intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour involving the misuse of power can make someone feel vulnerable. It can make them feel upset, humiliated, undermined or even threatened. Power does not always mean being in the position of authority. This can also include personal strength and / or the power to coerce through fear or intimidation. As with harassment bullying can take the form of physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct. Bullying in the workplace may be a breach of an employer’s duties of trust and confidence to their staff. Depending on the reasons for the bullying it may also be unlawful under equality law.
If you feel you are being bullied then Flanagan Solicitors will be able to listen to you in private and advise you of the course of any course of action you may take.
Bullying in the work place may be a breach of an employer’s duties of trust and care to their staff.
Redundancy is frequently relied on by employers and can result in a claim for unfair dismissal on occasion. A successful claim will either involve challenging the existence of a redundancy situation. What counts as a fair procedure will differ in each redundancy situation. Your employer should and usually will consult you prior to redundancy however the consultation process must be correct.
Often redundancy is called a business reorganisation or a restructure. A successful claim will either involve challenging the existing of a redundancy situation or the procedure used by the employer to select the employees to be made redundant. What counts as a fair procedure will differ in each redundancy which your employer should usually consult you but the consultation process must be correct.
Flanagan Solicitors will be able to listen to you and assist you with any questions you have in relation to redundancy and in particular if you believe that the redundancy is not “genuine”.