Employment issues - legal help

Scotland Employment LawUnite Scotland prides itself on providing a robust and effective employment law service to our members. With changes to employment legislation and a difficult economic climate, our employment law service is needed now more than ever. Unfortunately there will always be rogue employers who will attempt to ignore employees’ rights and when employment law falls in favour of the employers, such as it has been recently with legislation to increase the qualifying period for unfair dismissal and the introduction of lodging fees for employment tribunals, employees need the protection and support that only comes with membership of Scotland’s biggest trade union.

For further information contact your local Unite office.

Our solicitors are experts in all areas of employment law including:

• Unfair dismissal
• Compromise agreements
• Redundancy and lay-off
• Protective awards
• Regulatory hearings
• Discrimination
• Contractual issues
• Collective and industrial action
• Working time issues and holidays
• Pay and other benefits

Through working closely with our Regional Officers, Unite Scotland’s solicitors are best placed to provide you with a seamless service which links the legal side of an employment claim with the industrial side and have extensive experience of employment tribunal representation.

You will keep 100 per cent of any compensation awarded to you by an employment tribunal.

On an individual level our workplace representatives are committed to looking after your interests. Each individual is fully trained to handle straightforward disciplinary and grievance hearings meaning you will also be represented at work. For more complex cases we are able to provide support from appropriately trained Unite Scotland officers to assist you. Where necessary we also provide representation at employment tribunals.

For further information contact your local Unite office.