Employment and you: what the law says

Employment Law

Until you win the lottery and are able to retire to a Caribbean beach with your winnings, you have to have a livelihood. As well as being the way to put bread on the table, your job has a huge bearing on who you are. After all, it is where you spend the majority of your time.

Hopefully, this time is enjoyable and your job can help you learn new skills, travel, make life-long friends and evolve as a person. This is why finding the right job is so important.

As your job is so important, it needs to be governed by law. Employment law is there to protect you, the employee, as well as your employer. It is there to safeguard your interests, to make sure that you are not exploited or badly treated and to give everyone a fair and equal standing.

In certain circumstances, problems at work can be sorted out with a quick chat. However, some things require legal intervention. The employment law team at the Co-Operative only represent employees, not employers, to help you resolve any escalated conflicts or disagreements.

Fees are fixed so that if you are temporarily out of work and need to budget carefully, you can do so. This will also help you to avoid particularly large fees and will protect you from an employer or large company who may be able to use their financial muscle to drag out any proceedings.

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