What is an Employment Matter?

The Thompsons employment law team acts exclusively for trade unions and their members, offering a comprehensive range of employment law advice. The firm acts for union members in the employment tribunals and, when necessary, in other courts for members who have been unfairly dismissed, subject to discrimination, with an equal pay claim or challenged on a transfer of undertaking and collective redundancies.

We have been involved in most landmark cases in all aspects of employment law work. They include appeals not only to the Employment Appeal Tribunal but also the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

We are proud to be the chosen employment law partner for the UK’s major trade unions and to assist them in providing expert advice and representation to members whose workplace rights have been abused or ignored.

Our solicitors offer advice in plain English and use the full weight of their legal expertise to find swift solutions to the issue where possible without the need for formal, lengthy litigation.

If you have concerns about an employment rights issue in your workplace, you should first contact your trade union for advice. With their comprehensive networks of local union representatives, branches and officers, plus national helplines, your union can try to resolve the issue in the workplace before it escalates. Thompsons Solicitors is only instructed when those discussions break down.

In addition to providing case-specific legal advice, Thompsons also has a variety of guides and employment rights booklets on topics including discrimination, working time, equality issues and workplace health and safety. All of these are available in our Legal Guides and Resources section.

“I’m so thankful for the support I received from my trade union and Thompsons. Settling my case has enabled me to put my time at the hospital behind me so I can move forward with my life.” Angela, trade union member