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Employment Law

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We provide free one-to-one employment advice on a one-off basis through our volunteer programme.

Employment law advice is only available to people on low income. It is once only advice as there is no provision for full legal support. This service is subject to the availability of volunteers, and we only advise employees. If you are an employer seeking legal advice, please contact a local solicitor.

Our employment advice covers:

  • 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.
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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

Mobile: 07947 785 008

Text Service: 0748 134 4777