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Oakwood Solicitors has a dedicated team of leading Employment law solicitors and support staff, helping clients nationwide.

We are able to offer expert advice on all potential claims you may have against your employer, in both Employment Tribunals and the Civil Courts. We work to maximise your damages whilst keeping all costs to a minimum.



Why choose Oakwood Solicitors?

You will have a dedicated advisor who will see your claim through from start to finish, assisting you in the event of any queries or issues you may have. If it is preferable to you, we are able to assign you one of our female advisors to carry out your claim.

Your case handler will also continue to provide regular updates until the conclusion of your claim, ensuring the process is as stress-free and effortless as possible.

A full breakdown of Fees and categories can be found here.


Get in touch today for a free initial consultation regarding your Employment matter. Choose one of the methods on the right-hand side of this page, or call us on 0113 200 9787 to find out how we can help you.

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Constructive Dismissal

What is Constructive Unfair Dismissal?   Constructive Unfair Dismissal refers to a situation where your employer has committed a fundamental breach of contract and as a result of this breach, you feel that you have no other option but to resign from your job.   I think I have a Constructive Unfair Dismissal claim, should…

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Disciplinary Proceedings

I have been invited to a disciplinary hearing. What should I expect?   Oakwood Solicitors understand how worrying it can be if you have been invited to a disciplinary hearing and do not know what to expect. An employer should follow the ACAS Code of Practice in relation to disciplinary and grievance procedures. Your employer…

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Employment Terms and Conditions and Breach of Contract

Overview As of 6 April 2020, workers must be provided with terms and conditions of employment from their first day of service. If you have not received a copy of your terms and conditions you should ask your employer for a copy. Terms and conditions are a crucial framework for both employer and employee to…

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Grievance at Work

What is a grievance? A grievance at work is an issue or problem that an employee might want to raise with their employer. A grievance procedure should be followed if an employee puts a formal complaint in writing to their employer.   Should I raise a grievance? It is always best to try and resolve…

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Legal Expenses Insurance

Legal Expenses Insurance (more commonly known as LEI) is a form of insurance that covers expenses incurred during legal disputes, for example an Unfair Dismissal case before an Employment Tribunal.   Standalone cover can be bought, however it is more commonly found to be an add on to Home Contents insurance, other types of insurance…

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Pregnancy Discrimination

What is Pregnancy Discrimination?   Pregnancy Discrimination arises when an employee is treated unfavourably in the workplace because they are either pregnant or have recently had a baby. Common examples of pregnancy discrimination can include being dismissed shortly after notifying your employer that you are pregnant or after returning to work following maternity leave. Pregnancy…

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Being made redundant or even put at risk of redundancy can be a highly stressful time, particularly if after years of longstanding employment you find yourself in this position.   Can my employer make me redundant? Redundancy can be a potentially fair reason to dismiss an employee. As part of a fair redundancy process, employers…

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Settlements and Agreements

What is a Settlement Agreement?   A Settlement Agreement (also known as a ‘Compromise Agreement’ or ‘Package’) is a legally binding Agreement between you and your employer which prevents you from pursuing employment tribunal claims or initiate other legal proceedings against your employer. Often a Settlement Agreement will involve a financial offer from your employer…

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Transgender Discrimination

Transgender Discrimination is any form of unfair treatment or prejudice you feel you receive as a direct consequence of the gender by which you have chosen to identify.   You should never be fired, sanctioned, suspended or disciplined because of your identification status. In a survey by Stonewall, they interviewed 871 transgender or non-binary persons…

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Unfair Dismissal

If you have been dismissed from work and you believe the reason or reasons for your dismissal was unfair, you may have a claim for Unfair Dismissal.   Can anyone claim Unfair Dismissal? Employees who have been employed for two years or more have a right to not be unfairly dismissed from work. If you…

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Have you blown the whistle at work?   A whistleblower is someone who reports certain types of wrongdoing or suspected wrongdoing (that is in the public interest) to their employer or relevant organisation. Blowing the whistle at work can be a stressful time as you may feel like you have done the wrong thing, feel…

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Workplace Discrimination, Including Harassment

In order to have a claim for workplace discrimination compensation, you must show that you have been treated less favourably than others because of a ‘protected characteristic’.   What is workplace discrimination? If you are being treated unfairly or unfavourably to your colleagues because of who you are, you may have a discrimination claim. The…

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Wrongful Dismissal and Breach of Contract

What is Wrongful Dismissal?   A ‘wrongful dismissal’ is when an employer has breached an employee’s contract when dismissing the employee by not complying with the notice provision within the employment contract. For example, dismissing an employee without allowing them to work their full notice period or paying them for the same. Usually an employer…

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Why Oakwood?

Here at Oakwood Solicitors, we’re not your average law firm – our team delivers a service which caters to you. From assessing your case through to completion, our staff have not only the knowledge and expertise, but also the compassion and understanding to put you at ease throughout the process.

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