Employment Law

Did you know that the maximum compensation for unfair dismissal is now over £50,000 and employees are entitled to make a claim after only one year of employment?

Have you been made redundant, unfairly dismissed or forced out by your employer? Strange as it might seem, your rights might not always be as obvious as you might think.

We can advise and explain, in plain, straightforward English, what your rights are and how you can use them to your advantage. We specialise in giving sensible, timely, practical advice when you need it to help you choose the best course of action.

Here at Willett & Co solicitors we apply our extensive knowledge, skills and experience to help resolve the specific employment issues which you are facing and provide as much or as little help as you require. We recognise that there are various complexities in any employment situation and will analyse the issues and make suitable recommendations to you. Dependant upon the situation, options may involve legal processes or a solution designed to avoid legal conflict e.g. some kind of mediation.

There are usually several routes to finding a solution and we explore these with you before choosing a solution. We aim to ensure that you are comfortable with any specific course of action and that it is the best option to achieve your objectives. If we feel that your objectives are unobtainable or unreasonable, we will say so.

We can offer advice on all employment law issues including:

  • Contracts of employment
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Unfair & wrongful dismissal
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Bringing an internal grievance
  • Discrimination for sex, race, age or disability
  • Disciplinary hearings
  • Flexible and part-time working
  • Maternity and paternity rights
  • Compromise agreements
  • Redundancy

We are based in the rural town of Bury St. Edmunds and provide help to our clients throughout Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Please take some time to browse our Employment & HR "library" section of our site, keeping you up to date with the latest legal news and visit our "useful links" section of our website, for more information on the following: 

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitrationwww.acas.org.uk
Department for Business Innovation & Skillswww.bis.gov.uk
Department for Work & Pensionswww.dwp.gov.uk
Equality and Human Rights Commissionwww.equalityhumanrights.com
Rights at Workwww.direct.gov.uk/Employment


If you would like more information on employment, please contact us using our online form or call 01284 701323.