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Employment Disputes

Pay & Bonus Disputes

It can be frustrating and financially damaging not to be paid what you’re entitled to. If your employer has unfairly reduced, changed or withheld your pay or bonus, our lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

We can represent you through the Employment Tribunal process or to make your claim through the High Court (breach of contract claims are limited to £20,000 in Employment Tribunals).

What Pay & Bonus Disputes Services Can We Help With?

Our specialist lawyers can help with:

  • Reviewing your contract of employment and bonus documentation to ensure they match what you’ve negotiated
  • Claiming compensation if your employer has unfairly reduced your pay or bonus
  • Making an equal pay claim if you’re getting paid less than a male colleague who is doing the same job
  • Making a discrimination claim if you believe you’ve received a lower bonus because of your sex, race, disability, sexual orientation or beliefs
  • Making a breach of contract claim if your employer has made changes to your bonus scheme without your consent.

Who Can We Help?

We have considerable experience helping senior executives and professionals resolve pay or bonus disputes.

Our lawyers can help you if you’re a:

  • Employee
  • Senior executive
  • Director
  • Partner
  • Board member
  • Professional
  • Consultant
  • Doctor.

Why Choose Our Pay & Bonus Disputes Solicitors?

Pay and bonus disputes can be complex, and often arise because of other issues such as discrimination. We are very experienced in this area and can help you get to the bottom of what’s happened.

We understand that you may be worried about your ongoing relationship with your employer. Our lawyers have the experience and sensitivity to protect this relationship as far as possible.

However, if your pay and bonus dispute makes it impossible for you to continue in your role, we can help negotiate a suitable severance package.

Our large team of employment solicitors is recognised as specialists by the independent legal guides, Chambers and Legal 500. So whatever the nature of your dispute, we have the expertise and experience to achieve the best outcome for you.

Contact Us

If you have a pay or bonus dispute with your employer, our lawyers can help. Call us on 0207 650 3999 or contact us online.

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Pay & Bonus Disputes - More Information
    • What’s The Time Limit For Making A Claim Against Your Employer?
    • The time limit for making a claim in the Employment Tribunal is three months less one day.

      Pay and bonus disputes usually involve an element of discrimination or breach of contract. It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible to ensure these strict time limits aren’t missed.

      Call us on 0207 650 3999 or contact us online to discuss your claim with one of our specialist lawyers.

    • What The Process For Making A Claim?
    • This will depend on the value of your claim. We’ll help you claim compensation to put you in the same financial position you would have been in, had the breach of contract not taken place.

      Employment Tribunals can award up to £20,000 for breach of contract. If your claim is worth more than this, it’s likely that we’ll make your claim in the High Court.

      For Employment Tribunals you need to first try to resolve your dispute out of court, through the ACAS pre-claim conciliation process. If this isn’t possible, then it will proceed to Tribunal.

      The majority of claims settle out of court. However, if your case does proceed to Tribunal or the High Court, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way.

    • What Payment Options Are Available?
    • There are a number of ways you can pay for your legal work:

      • Hourly rate – this is how most of our cases are funded. You only pay for the time you use.
      • Agreed fixed fees – in more complex cases it might be more cost effective for us to agree a fixed fee for your work.
      • Legal expenses insurance – this is legal cover that’s often a bolt-on to home insurance. It’s worth seeing if you have this as it may cover some or all of your legal fees.
      • Trade union membership – if you’re a member of a union, they might have something in place that pays your legal fees if you have an employment dispute.
      • Your employer – in some instances your employer may pay some of your costs (this can be the case if you are negotiating a settlement agreement).
      • Third party funding – this is where someone who isn’t directly involved in your case agrees to pay your costs.
      • Crowd funding – it may be possible to crowd fund your case using the CrowdJustice website (particularly if it’s of public interest).

      We can review your options in an initial meeting and let you know how to best pay for your case.

      It’s best to have any relevant membership/insurance documents to hand, as they will help us to understand any cover you already have.

    • Where Are We Based?
    • Our employment lawyers are based in major cities across the country, so we can help wherever you are.

      We offer an initial consultation, either over the phone or in person, where we can discuss your case.

      Call us on 0207 650 3999 or contact us online today to find out how we can help you.

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