Monday, 20 October 2008

Call Telford firm for back-up

Staff across England and Wales who fear they may be at risk from unfair decisions in the workplace now have a dedicated support team.

We have launched a new hotline specifically for worried workers who feel they have nowhere else to turn.
The Employment SOS line (0845 293 2729) and website have now been unveiled and will be run by John Rimmer and Lisa Bachelor.

"The hotline has been set up to offer advice and assistance with all types of problems an employee may encounter with their boss, and we can help workers from all over England and Wales," said John.

"We want to hear from people who fear they may have been unfairly dismissed or forced to resign, or who feel they have been a victim of sex, race, disability, religious or sexual orientation discrimination. Or maybe you’ve been a victim of harassment, or you’re about to be made redundant and don’t know what to do?

"Perhaps you need representation at an employment tribunal or you’re looking for advice on maternity or paternity rights – our hotline can help you decide if you have a case worth pursuing."

John said it was important though for staff to move quickly in order to make sure they did not lose their right to claim. "There are time limits, and if you are in any doubt, it’s best to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible after the incident or the dismissal. As a general rule, proceedings must be started within three months of the earliest instance that has triggered the claim."