We are delighted to be expanding our employment advice with the recruitment of our new discrimination caseworker.
Lance Baynham joined our team this month, although he is not new to the Law Centre, having been volunteering with us for a few months since he completed his Bar Course. He will be focussing on helping people defend their rights who have been discriminated against in the workplace:
“It remains the case, firstly, that if you can’t afford a lawyer, then your right not to be dismissed unfairly is essentially negated, and secondly, even if you have a strong claim on discriminatory grounds, there is very little public funding available. This is where the work of the Law Centre is crucial.”Lance Baynham, discrimination caseworker
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to huge employment issues, particularly disputes in relation to the furlough scheme and redundancies. If you need advice about an issue affecting you and your income is below £45,000, we can offer a free initial appointment (if your income is above £45,000 we charge £140 plus VAT for an hour’s appointment). You can contact us about this here.
“Anyone who feels that they might have been discriminated against but doesn’t know who to turn to should not be afraid to reach out to the Law Centre. Whatever the basis of your discrimination, from race to sexuality to disability, we are here to listen and we are here to help.”
I just wanted to pass on my sincerest thanks to all your team. From the first phone call you were all beyond helpful, every single member of your team I spoke to. You went above and beyond for me in the actual case and I have now been paid by my employer. But I cannot thank you all enough, what an amazing group of people; you should be so proud of what good you’re doing in the world!
PS I can go and buy some food now!!!