Our team of Employment solicitors consists of dedicated specialists and lawyers who deal exclusively with employment law. The team have over 30 years’ experience collectively and have wide, in-depth knowledge of all employment matters and disputes.
You can be assured Lawson-West’s solicitors keep up to date with the latest legal developments and changes to bring you the best advice.
Lawson-West’s expert employment solicitors and lawyers have significant experience of cases where men and women do not receive equal treatment in the terms of their working conditions and rights.
Employers are required to give men and women equal treatment in the terms of their working conditions and rights within their employment. The Equality Act 2010 sets out the provisions in which claims of sex discrimination and equal pay can be considered. The main principals are that the following must be applicable:
- 'like work' - work that is the same or broadly similar
- work rated as equivalent under a job evaluation study
- work found to be of equal value in terms of effort, skill or decision making
Employees can compare any terms in the contract of employment with the equivalent terms in a comparators contract. A comparator is an employee of the opposite sex working for the same employer, doing like work of equal value. Employees are entitled to have a break down as to how their pay is made up. For example, if there is a bonus system, everyone should know how to earn bonuses and how they are calculated.
It is important to note that employers do not have to provide the same pay and benefits for equal work if they can prove the difference is due to another factor such as geographical location, market forces or another factor not related to the difference in sex of people doing the work.
If you are not receiving equal pay, we can help. Please remember there are strict time limits in Employment claims and you should take good free legal advice as soon as possible.
In addition to No Win No Fee, Lawson-West solicitors act for our clients on a variety of other funding arrangements including Legal Expenses insurance funding. We can assess your case to decide which is the best funding option for you.
With offices in Leicester, Wigston and Market Harborough our employment solicitors and lawyers can discuss your employment law claim at any of our branches. In addition, we are a national provider of expert employment law advice and welcome a free discussion with you regarding your circumstances and potential claim.
If you believe you have a situation where you require free legal advice, please contact us on telephone 0116 212 1000 or 01858 445 480, alternatively fill in the free Contact Us form and we will get in touch as soon as possible.