Employment Law

Unfair Dismissal

At Robinsons we have a team of Employment Law specialists who can help if you believe you’ve been unfairly dismissed. All employers must follow the statutory dismissal and disciplinary procedures set out in the Employment Act 2002 and where they have failed to do so, you may have grounds to make a claim for unfair dismissal.

This is a complex area and there are some exceptions so it’s vital you seek legal advice at an early stage. If, after discussion, we feel you have a valid claim we’ll guide you through the process, making sure your case has the best possible chance of success.

Wrongful Dismissal

Wrongful Dismissal differs from Unfair Dismissal in that it relates to your contract of employment with your employer. If your employer has broken the terms of the contract they entered into with you, a claim can be made for all losses you’ve suffered as a result. If we find you have a valid case you’ll be entitled to make a claim not just for any wages lost, but also any benefits you would have been entitled to during your contractual notice period.

As with Unfair Dismissal, this is a complex area of the law and getting advice at the earliest opportunity is crucial. Our specialist team have many years of experience in the field of Employment Law and will be able to offer clear and practical guidance on the best way to present your case.


Being subjected to discrimination is unacceptable and thankfully laws are in place to protect us from this unpleasant experience. If you work, in any capacity, you have the protection of the Equality Act 2010 which means you are legally safeguarded against discrimination of any kind. This applies to all workers including those who work through an agency, those on work experience placements, partners, directors and volunteers.

Discrimination against sex, pregnancy/maternity, marriage/civil partnership, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, race, disability and age are all illegal and we can help if you believe you have been subjected to this type of prejudice. Our solicitors are friendly, approachable and will handle your case with sensitivity.

Settlement Agreements

If you’re in the process of negotiating a Settlement Agreement with your employer and need expert advice, we can help. All employees are required to seek independent legal advice before signing this type of agreement to ensure they fully understand the terms of the agreement and its implications.

We have a team of Employment Law specialists who deal with this kind of agreement regularly. They can advise you on the financial settlement being offered and the possible consequences of other aspects of the contract which might include the provision of a job reference in the future. These agreements are legally binding so getting expert advice is crucial.