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Employment solicitors Swansea

Your Rights, Our Expertise: Navigating UK Employment Law for Employees

Employees can face various legal challenges in the workplace. Our dedicated team specialises in providing comprehensive legal support for employees, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you can navigate the complexities of UK Employment Law with confidence.

Areas of Employment Law Impacting Employees

Unfair Dismissal:

Advising on and challenging dismissals that may be deemed unfair or wrongful.


Protecting your rights against discrimination based on gender, race, age, disability, or other protected characteristics.

Harassment and Bullying:

Providing support if you are experiencing harassment or bullying in the workplace.

Redundancy & Settlement Agreements:

Ensuring fair processes are followed during redundancy situations and advising on your rights.

Employment Contracts:

Reviewing and clarifying employment contracts to ensure fair and legal terms.


Protecting employees who disclose information about wrongdoing within the organisation.

Working Time Regulations:

Advising on issues related to working hours, breaks, and holiday entitlement.

Maternity and Paternity Rights:

Ensuring that your rights are upheld during pregnancy, maternity leave, and paternity leave.

How PGM Solicitors Can Support You

Legal Advocacy:

We provide robust legal representation to protect your rights and interests, whether negotiating a settlement agreement or addressing disputes in the workplace.

Guidance and Advice:

Our experienced team offers clear and practical advice, empowering you to make informed decisions about your employment situation.

Dispute Resolution:

In the event of workplace conflicts, we strive for amicable resolutions and, when necessary, provide strong representation in dispute resolution processes.

Confidentiality and Sensitivity:

We handle each case with the utmost confidentiality and sensitivity, recognizing the personal nature of employment law matters.

Contact PGM Solicitors for Employee-Focused Employment Law Support

Whether you are facing challenges in your current employment or require guidance on a new opportunity, PGM Solicitors is here for you. Contact us today for a confidential consultation, and let our team empower you with the knowledge and support you need to navigate the complexities of UK Employment Law.


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Frequently Asked Questions:

The general rule is that to acquire the right not to be unfairly dismissed, you must have worked for your employer for a continuous period of two years. You then have the right to bring a claim for unfair dismissal before an Employment Tribunal. The problem is that any such claim must be presented at the tribunal within 3 months (less one day) of the date of dismissal. Before a claim can be brought it is necessary to go through the Early Conciliation process with ACAS.

The law sets out what has to be included in an employment contract. This includes start date, names of employer and employee, place of work, hours of work, rate of pay and how often the employee will be paid, employee’s entitlement to holiday and sick pay, details of training requirements, how much notice is required to terminate the employment, data protection provisions, and so on. In addition, we would usually recommend that other terms are also included, like confidentiality obligations and post termination restrictive covenants.

A Settlement Agreement (formally known as a Compromise Agreement) is a legally binding contract made between an employee and employer.

This usually provides for a severance payment by the employer in return for your agreement not to pursue any claims in a Tribunal or a Court. The employer will usually require you to keep the terms, for example the amount and the surrounding circumstances of your contract’s termination, confidential.

It is unlawful for your employer to discriminate against you on the basis of:

  • Sex
  • Religion/belief
  • Pregnancy/maternity
  • Gender
  • Marriage/Civil partnership
  • Race
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender reassignment
  • Age

If you believe that your employer has treated you badly because of any of the above, then please contact our employment team who will be able to advise you further.

Employees with at least 26 weeks’ employment can request flexible working under the statutory right to request flexible working.

Note that this is a right to ‘ask’ not a right to get.

It can be daunting starting a new business, so using an employment law specialist to guide you in the right direction will ensure you don’t make any errors. Here are some things employment law companies can help you with:

Contracts of employment 
A solicitor can assist you in creating contracts of employment, a document of agreement between an employer and employee outlining the terms of the contract and things such as pay, holiday and working hours.

Employee handbooks  Solicitors can also provide an employee handbook service which will provide you with a draft that ensures all policies are fair and within the law. This handbook will contain information about company policies and procedures such as company rules, holiday entitlement and disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Health and safety
If you employ more than five people, you must have a written statement of the company’s health and safety policy, as a requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

If you’re self-employed, you’re responsible for paying your own tax and national insurance and you will need to keep business records and details of your income so that you can fill in an annual self-assessment tax return. An employment solicitor will be well-experienced in dealing with all of this, so you don’t have to do it all yourself.

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