We offer a specialiast employment law advice service every Wednesday morning. The service is funded by Trust for London.
We deal with many cases in employment law from giving one-off advice to providing full representation and advocacy at Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunals.
We provide advice on all aspects of employment law – for example, unfair dismissal, discrimination, redundancy, maternity/parental rights, health and safety, changes in working hours and conditions, unpaid wages, bullying and any other employment related matter.
We can provide you with advice and information whether you are an employee, agency worker, casual or contract worker. Unfortunately we do not provide advice or legal assistance to employers.
Some of the questions we are usually asked are:
- Am I entitled to a contract of employment?
- What is the minimum I can expect to be paid?
- What should I do if I have been unfairly dismissed from my job?
- Can I claim compensation if I have been unfairly dismissed?
- What should I do if I have been discriminated against at work?
- What should I do if I am being bullied or harassed at work?
- What should I do if my employer decides to reduce my wages?
- How can I complain about health and safety at work?
- What rights do I have at work when I am having a baby?
- Can I have time off from work if I become a father?
- Can I get time off to care for someone?
- Am I entitled to paid holiday leave?
- Am I entitled to be off work during Bank holidays?
If you think you may be affect by any of the above issues the Law Centre might be able to help you. Please phone the advice line on 020 8985 8364 between 10am and 1pm on Mondays and Wednesdays to discuss your problem.
BPP Law School also run an excellent telephone adviceline for employment law related issues. Clients can call the line at any time and leave a message with their name and number. Student volunteers then call them back to gather some basic information. This information is then referred onto a volunteer employment lawyer who calls the client back to give some advice on Tuesday evenings between 6.30-8pm. The telephone adviceline number is: 020 7633 4534. Download more detailed information about the service HERE.
BPP also offer a ‘Tribunal Friends’ service where BPP law students attend tribunal hearings with litigants in person or those with lay representatives to assist them by taking notes of the hearing and providing administrative and moral support. Students volunteer on a case by case basis. The benefits to the students include not only witnessing a hearing but they also see litigation from the perspective of a litigant in person and how that can impact on the proceedings. For the claimant, they can feel at ease knowing that someone is sitting alongside them, helping them to take a full note of the hearing enabling the claimant to fully focus on the questions posed and the evidence presented by the respondent.No legal advice or representation is given. More information HERE and HERE.