Employees' Rights and Employment Barristers

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Today's workplace is very different from what it used to be. There are many laws in place now that did not exist previously. These laws are in place to protect employees from corrupt employers who do not play by the rules. Sometimes however, employers get away with things in which they should not. These things include breaking employment laws, discriminating, taking away employee rights and breaking contracts promised to an employee. This happens most often because employees do not realize that they have any options when it comes to their rights as an employee.

You may have even been a victim of these right violations and not even be aware of it. You might even be the employee that goes above and beyond every single time just to watch someone less qualified take your promotion because of who they are or what they represent. This is discrimination and it is against the law. Employers are not allowed to pick and choose their employees or promotions given based on anything other than performance and qualification. They are also not allowed to take away workers given rights for any reason whatsoever. This includes insurance that you were given when you first joined the company, lunch breaks and any other rights that were agreed upon when you joined the company or any that are stated in employment laws.

If any of these rights are violated, you can obtain the services of an employment barrister to help you fight your case in court. Employment barristers are much like unions except that they are available to anyone and not just a certain industry. This is helpful when there is no union available. You can find a barrister, otherwise known as a lawyer, by looking online to start with. Going online is the quickest and easiest way to find a barrister in fact.

In the UK, you will have to start with a solicitor who will pass your case over to the barrister should they find yours to be a legitimate case. In the United States however, the solicitor and the barrister are pretty much the same so there will be no need to look for one before the other.

While most cases are found to be legitimate violations of employee rights, there are some rare cases in which the employee simply fails to read a written contract correctly or misunderstands what the terms of the job are from the beginning. Either way, a barrister can help you to determine if you have been violated and explain any misunderstandings to you, should there be a need for it.

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Louisa Coan is writing on behalf of 11 Stone Buildings, who are the leading Barristers in London. They also offer property lawyers in London and Property Barristers London

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This article was published on 2011/08/22