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Employment Law

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It is important that people understand their rights at work. We may be able to offer specialist Employment Law advice on a range of issues from unfair dismissal to redundancy.

Our Employment Law Service

We have a small team of Employment Law advisers who may be able to offer a range of free support. The extent of the support provided will be dependent upon our capacity and ranges from free one-off advice to ongoing casework.



Issues we cover:

  • Disputes over wages.
  • Your rights when your employer changes.
  • Settlement or compromise agreements and the draft/finalisation of them.
  • Your rights if you have been made (or are about to be made) redundant.
  • If you receive less favourable treatment in the workplace because of your race, religion, disability, gender, pregnancy etc.
  • Your request for time off or flexible working has been refused.
  • Your fixed term contract has ended but the job is still needed.
  • You are facing disciplinary proceedings or have already been dismissed.
  • Your job is at risk because of long term sickness, personal injury, or poor performance/capability.
  • Employer is failing to act on your grievance or follow any standard disciplinary procedures.
  • Agency and umbrella contract workers who have problems with contracts including holidays and overtime.
  • Maternity rights.
  • You want to make (or have already made) an Employment Tribunal claim.
  • You face victimisation or harassment following something you did.
  • Unfair dismissal - including constructive or wrongful dismissal.
  • TUPE Transfer.
  • Breach of Contracts.


Issues we aren't able to cover:

  • We do not advise employers


Employment Law Advice Line

Our Employment Law advice line runs on a Thursday afternoon between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. This is available on 0191 230 4777. 

*Please note that our advice lines do get busy and are subject to capacity. 



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To find out more about these services or to make an appointment, please get in touch.

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Coronavirus Update

North East Law Centre has temporarily suspended all face to face advice delivery until further notice.  In the meantime, we will continue to support our clients by telephone, email and Skype (where appropriate).


Telephone: 0191 2304777

Email us at [email protected]

Mobile: 07947 785 008

Text Service: 0748 134 4777