If you are diagnosed, or caring for somebody with a life threatening/life-limiting illness, then issues surrounding employment can arise. From our experience, the main issues and questions that people have about employment are the following:
When should you tell your employer that you have a serious illness?
Can your employer terminate your employment if you have a life threatening/life-limiting illness?
Should you give up your job?
If you need time off work, can you insist on a phased return back to the workplace?
What benefits are you entitled to if your employer is no longer responsible for paying half or full pay?
When should you take ill health retirement?
Are you entitled to an ill health retirement pension?
Is it better to remain at work to secure a death in service lump sum rather than take ill health retirement?
Constructive and Unfair Dismissal
If you've been so unfairly treated at work that you had to resign, you may have a claim for constructive dismissal. We're also here to help you if you're considering resigning or making a claim at an employment tribunal if you've been unfairly dismissed.
Discrimination At Work
There are laws in place to protect you from discrimination at work. Discrimination in the workplace is challenging and you may need legal help to put your best interests first. We’re here to support you, guide and help you.
If you’re at risk of redundancy or have been made redundant, there are employment laws to ensure you’re treated fairly. Talking to a specialist solicitor could save your job, make sure you receive your entitled redundancy pay, help you claim for redundancy and/or protect employee benefits.
Settlement agreements, also known as compromise agreements, are voluntary agreements that may help you to amicably exit a business or resolve a dispute with your employer. It's a legal requirement to take independent legal advice before you sign your settlement agreement, so let our specialist solicitors support you.
Bullying doesn't just happen in the playground. Many people are bullied, harassed and humiliated in the workplace. If this is happening to you, speak to us today to get the support and advice you need.
We understand that issues arising about employment and ill health can cause more stress on you so if any of the above are questions you would like answered, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.