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At didlaw, we focus on providing high quality employment law advice & representation as leaders in disability discrimination law & mental health at work. Contact us today if you require legal guidance from our employment lawyers in London.

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Didlaw employment lawyers London, is a niche discrimination law firm specialising in the rights of people with disabilities and long-term health conditions in the workplace. We are employment lawyers in London. Our name D-I-D- law signals our special interest in Disability, Illness and Discrimination. Many of our clients have suffered mental illness because of work stressors and are treated poorly by their employers because of it. Others have been managing health conditions for many years but suddenly hit a roadblock. We are here to defend you and your position. To get you back on track.

We also deal with other related workplace issues such as stress at work, harassment and bullying, sexual harassment. The rights of working women and working mums are hugely important to us. All too often we see women demoted and treated detrimentally following pregnancy and maternity and this can lead to mental illness too. This should never happen, it is unlawful employee discrimination. Our society has made some progress on these issues but not nearly enough.

We specialise in these areas, so we have a depth of expertise that is unrivalled. We’re a small firm but we punch above our weight with regular appearances in all courts and tribunals including the High Court and the Supreme Court. We’re passionate about these issues and fighting for our clients. Our lawyers are first class: the best in the business, working for you. We are specialist employment lawyers in London.

We are winners. We get results. In the shortest possible timeframe and with as little extra stress for our clients as possible. We find solutions so that you can focus on more positive things.

Our world view is based on a very simple premise: providing legal advice and solutions for our clients but supporting and encouraging you along the way, helping you deal with conflict and distress. We understand the stress of any dispute. Our aim is to get you through it with our support. This is not just law: we care. We work for your benefit not ours and we provide legal services with an added dimension: the human touch.

Our law firm is founded on being employment lawyers in London who –

  • have a unique depth of experience & expertise in the areas we advise on
  • are approachable & advise our clients in a clear & constructive way
  • making the legal experience less stressful for our clients

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Posted on 28th September 2022

I attended a seminar this week, the topic of which is not relevant to this blog but a phrase used by the speaker got me thinking.   There was a discussion about how best to advise an employer in a specific situation when an employee brings themselves and all of their potential issues and foibles to […]

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Bereavement in the workplace

Posted on 26th September 2022

The late passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has brought into focus the rights of employees during times of bereavement and bereavement in the workplace. It is an inevitable reality that most people will suffer a bereavement at some point in their working life. It is therefore important that employers understand the time off […]

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Posted on 23rd September 2022

Who said football isn’t a religion – well actually the tribunal did. Pele once said ‘football is like a religion to me. I worship the ball and treat it like God’. It is perhaps in a similar spirit of deification of the sport that Edward McClung launched a legal bid a few years ago. Mr. […]

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Why choose didlaw?

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We are different from other employee lawyers in London and regularly take over cases from other law firms who are unable to offer our unique client-focused approach. Being smaller means, we don’t lose the personal service. When you are in crisis this support is critical. Most employment lawyers in London cannot get close to our service levels or our expertise in health-related work issues.

Here’s what some of our clients have to say about how we work and why we are the best employment lawyers for employees:

“A huge thank you once again. You are genuine down to earth people who actually care for their clients. That really stood out for me. I would heartily recommend you.”

“Legal advice that was genuinely accessible underpinned by a deep insight into my needs as a client. When seeking advice, I was pretty vulnerable as I was suffering from mental illness. I felt I had the weight of my employment law issue on my shoulders. Along with my other struggles, it was just too much. I felt as if the weight was lifted as soon as I spoke with Karen. I thought: “This is someone I can trust. She sees me as a whole person. She knows what she’s doing. She cares, understands my needs and will fight for my best interests”. Not only did I end up with a much better outcome than I would have without her advice, I believe being able to hand off this weighty issue aided my recovery. Karen and her firm are a rare find. I cannot recommend them highly enough!”

We are didlaw. Specialist employment Lawyers in London. Committed to changing the world one client at a time. We are employee solicitors because disability discrimination matters. We also provide professional law advise in mental health issues at work, bullying, harassment and stress, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, maternity and pregnancy discrimination. We also have a wealth of expertise in disability income protection, involving both group income protection and tax free termination payments.

When you are choosing employment lawyers in London, you have to be sure that they have your best interests at heart. Everything we do is aimed at making things better for you. We act in your best interests not ours. The trust our clients have in us as employee rights lawyers is well-placed and honestly deserved. You only have to look at our client testimonials to appreciate this. We also won’t ever take on a case that is hopeless and will be upfront and honest with you from the start.

Our MD solicitor Karen Jackson, previously shortlisted for Woman Lawyer of the Year, is a leading expert in disability discrimination. Read more about her here. Chambers & Partners call her “a foremost expert in disability discrimination claims for senior employees” with “an encyclopaedic knowledge and complete mastery of this area of law”. Karen has handpicked her team of exceptional lawyers to carry on her good work and to ensure that the service our clients receive is the same unparalleled service across the firm. From your first phone call to us, you will see the difference.

For 2021 we are listed in The Times Best Law Firms.

FAQs

What are employment lawyers?

If you have an issue at work, for example if you have been bullied or harassed, made redundant, or treated poorly because of a disability, an employment lawyer can advise you on whether there has been a breach of the law and what can be done to correct the situation. 

At didlaw employment lawyers London, we advise individuals in a wide range of situations. We are particularly known for our expertise in advising on disability discrimination, mental health issues including stress at work, and women’s rights.  We have expertise in all discrimination issues regarding age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation discrimination, as well as in unfair dismissal, contracts of employment, and advising on restrictive covenants.

We are passionate about these issues and will fight for your rights to get you a successful outcome, whatever that means in your case.

What does an employment solicitor do?

Employment solicitors advise individuals and organisations about their rights and obligations at work. They represent the interests of one party against the other when there are issues in the workplace. This might include complaints of discrimination, or allegations that an employee has been unfairly dismissed from their job. When disputes cannot be resolved via negotiations, an employment law solicitor can advise and represent a party in an Employment Tribunal, where a judge will decide the outcome.

There are many different types of issues and complaints that employment solicitors deal with. This includes recruitment and contracts of employment, staff handbooks, restrictive covenants, maternity, paternity and other “family friendly” rights such as flexible working, discrimination, whistleblowing, data protection, long-term sick leave, employment status, and redundancy.

Within discrimination, there are nine protected characteristics, namely age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. There might be multiple issues that interrelate and must be addressed to solve the client’s problem.

What do employment lawyers do?

When an employment lawyer is advising, they will first conduct a review of the evidence. From this review they will set out the options available and provide their opinion on the best option to pursue. Lawyers follow the instructions of clients and are duty bound to represent their client’s best interests, whatever their choice. Pursuing the client’s preferred option might include writing letters to the other side setting out any breaches of legal obligation. 

In some situations a strong letter from one of didlaw’s lawyers is all that is necessary to persuade the other side to make amends. Other options can include trying to reach a financial settlement, or litigating the matter through an Employment Tribunal. If your matter does require litigation, didlaw employment lawyers London will support and represent you through the process to make sure your claims are best prepared for success in the tribunal.

How to find the best employment lawyer

The right lawyer for you will likely be based on a few important factors, including experience, cost, and reputation. Some employment lawyers develop sub-specialisms or have specific experience in a specific industry. If you have a relatively simple matter, it might make sense to instruct a more junior solicitor who will help you find the outcome you are looking for in a cost-effective way. Conversely, if you have a complex matter based on an unusual legal point, a senior solicitor will be able to advise on how best to approach it.

A good personal connection and trust between lawyer and client can often be as important as any other factor in reaching the client’s goal. Being friendly and approachable is something we value at didlaw employment lawyers London. If you need advice about a situation our team is available to discuss how we might help.

What do employment lawyers deal with?

Employment lawyers deal with issues varying from complex appeal litigation to simple settlement agreements, which require the solicitor to advise the client on the terms and effects of a proposed agreement. Issues that employment solicitors advise on include recruitment and contracts of employment, staff handbooks, restrictive covenants, maternity, paternity and other “family friendly” rights such as flexible working, discrimination, whistleblowing, data protection, long-term sick leave, employment status, and redundancy.

Within discrimination, there are nine protected characteristics, namely age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. There might be multiple issues that interrelate and must be addressed to solve the client’s problem. Our solicitors have experience across the full range of employment matters and commonly help people with issues from discrimination to redundancy.

How do I choose an employment solicitor?

Personal recommendations are often the most reliable way to get an idea of whether a lawyer might be suitable for you. Websites that offer reviews of solicitors and law firms can also give you an indication of the experiences that previous clients have had. Do remember that many good firms will not appear on every or any review website, and that reviews can be misleading or out of date. Some firms will offer an initial call with a solicitor, in which you will be able to get a sense of whether that solicitor is the right one for you. Some matters can be dealt with entirely electronically and over the telephone. Many firms now work almost entirely remotely.

Where in person meetings are important to you, you might want to search for local law firms that are easy to travel to and might also be familiar with companies that operate in the local area. Factors such as the cost and experience of the solicitor will always be important to consider, and whether this is proportionate to the complexity of your matter. If you would like a call to discuss how we can assist with your case, our team at didlaw will be happy to speak with you.

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