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Contact Details for employment Law charity?

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by CheesedTA, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. I understand there are charities who can provide employment law information. Can anyone give me any contact details?

    Thanks
     
  2. I understand there are charities who can provide employment law information. Can anyone give me any contact details?

    Thanks
     
  3. Crowbob

    Crowbob Established commenter

    What about your union?
     
  4. I'm not a member of a union as yet as I am a TA?
     
  5. fluffysparkles

    fluffysparkles New commenter

    Try Voice, they're a union that works for support staff.
     
  6. Thanks, I called them but it seems a pre existing problem means they are unable to offer any help at all and have told me that applies to all unions?
     
  7. Gardening Leaves

    Gardening Leaves New commenter

    I have been immersed in Employment Law and anti-bullying organisations for the past 3 years and haven't heard of any employment law charities. That is not to say they don't exist - but I haven't heard of them and I have not known them ever referred to on this or any other forums.
    You could look for an employment solicitor who works on a conditional fee (sometimes called 'No win, no fee') basis, although there are fewer and fewer of these around. In any case many firms will offer you a first free hour, which may help.
    Take a look at your home insurance policy, too. Many of these offer legal services as part of the policy and this does include employment law issues.
    The one organisation I do know which does offer free legal advice and support, if necessary, is Public Concern at Work www.pcaw.org.uk This organisation specifically advises on the law relating to whistle-blowing.
     
  8. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    This is correct. Union membership is a bit like an insurance policy - You can't wait until after your house has burnt down, join up and expect to be able to claim. If you google Match solicitors London, they specialise in educational employment law.
     
  9. snowstorm

    snowstorm New commenter

    Have you tried a CAB or Law Centre? They can refer you to the Free Representative Unit (FRU). Google the FRU and ProBono UK.
     

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