No other law firm has fought harder - or for longer - for workers’ rights than Thompsons Solicitors. Throughout our history, we have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the trade union movement, campaigning for justice and equality in the workplace.
Since 1921, we have helped millions of trade union members secure justice and compensation when they have been wronged by their employer.
Thompsons has helped trade unions build safer, fairer places of work
Without trade unions, we would not have a right to a minimum wage, sick pay, holiday pay or parental leave. We would not have time off work at weekends or maximum working hours.
Workplaces would be dangerous, without proper regulation of crucial aspects of work such as manual handling, working-at-height and exposure to toxic substances. Without the work of trade unions, employers would not be responsible for the health and wellbeing of those they employ.
And Thompsons has stood alongside trade unions in every major struggle. We have used a century of specialist legal experience to:
- Help draft legislation, giving workers rights to safe and fair workplaces.
- Win many of the test cases that gave injured or mistreated workers the rights they have today.
- Campaign for better working conditions and hold employers to account.