Blandy & Blandy LLP Solicitors

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Employment Law Solicitors for Employees

Disability, Sickness and Ill-Health

Our experienced team of specialist Employment law solicitors, based in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, can advise you in relation to disability, sickness and ill-health, including on those areas below.

The workplace can be a stressful environment at times, even when one is ‘fighting-fit. If you are faced with longer-term health issues, such as a chronic or serious illness, and possibly have a “disability”, coping with your personal circumstances, while at the same time managing your employer’s demands and expectations can be an almost impossible task. Our expert Employment Law solicitors can help you to understand your employment rights and your employer’s obligations towards you. 

Obtaining specialist Employment Law advice (with practical guidance) at the right time can be crucial to help identify the right course of action for you to take, to achieve the outcome that you are seeking – be it a return to work with reasonable adjustments in place (perhaps working in a varied role or reduced hours or on a more flexible working pattern), a negotiated exit package or simply advice as to how best to approach your employer to discuss the situation and to find a way forward.  

Please see further information on our team of Employment Law solicitors and our full range of services. 

What We Can Help You With

  • Whether your particular medical condition - be it a physical impairment (such as a bad back) or a mental one (such as depression, anxiety or stress) it is likely to amount to a “disability” (as defined in the Equality Act 2010), potentially giving you extra protection in law against discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
  • Whether your employer may be entitled to terminate your employment due to your sickness absences; what you may be able to do to possibly avoid this and/or what the likely considerations are for you in terms of pursuing any claim for compensation.
  • If your employment has already been terminated due to sickness absence, whether you are likely to succeed in a claim for compensation against your employer for unfair dismissal.
  • Whether you are likely to be protected from detrimental treatment/unlawful disability discrimination (including harassment and victimisation) and what this means in practical terms.

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Why Choose Us?

LEADING REPUTATION

We are widely acknowledged as one of the Thames Valley’s leading firms of Employment law solicitors, with conveniently located offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London.

APPROACHABLE SERVICE

Listening carefully to your needs and aims, we are committed to providing clear, practical and effective legal advice, a responsive and highly personal Employment law service and, crucially, value for money.

OUTSTANDING CLIENT CARE

You can be reassured that in our recent annual survey, 99% of clients said that they would recommend our firm to others, while 100% rated their experience as either ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.

A FLEXIBLE APPROACH

From helping to examine the available funding options with you (including legal expenses insurance), to arranging a time to meet that fits around your needs, we aim to offer a flexible and approachable Employment law service.

A JOINED UP APPROACH

You can rely on our specialist expertise areas other than Employment law, ranging from wills and estate planning to property, if needed.

Our Employment Law Solicitors

For expert legal advice call our Employment Law team
Reading 0118 951 6800 or Henley-on-Thames 01491 572 323

Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Joint Managing Partner, Employment Law

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Sue Dowling

Sue Dowling

Partner, Employment Law & Venue Licensing

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Laura Binnie

Laura Binnie

Associate Solicitor, Employment Law

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Andrea Corr

Andrea Corr

Solicitor, Employment Law

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