Labour law in London

Labour law is another name for employment law. Labour law in London has taken shape around the common law of contracts and a number of statutory constraints in such spheres as working time, maternity, union rights and minimum pay. Specialist employment tribunals are empowered to hear almost all individual disputes and they are an integrated element in the civil court structure. Employment tribunals hear claims about matters to do with employment. These include: unfair dismissal, redundancy payments and discrimination. They also deal with a range of claims relating to wages and other payments.

As London is the commercial and residential heart of England it will come as no surprise that labour law in London is generally filed at one of the three main tribunals in the city: London Central, London East and London South. The London Central tribunal is located at Ground Floor, Victory House, 30-34 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6EX and can be contacted on  020 7273 8603. The London East tribunal can be found at 2nd Floor, Anchorage House, 2 Clove Crescent, London, E14 2BE and can be contacted on020 7538 6161. Finally, the London South Tribunal is at Montague Court, 101 London Road, West Croydon, CR0 2RF and can be contacted on020 8667 9131.

If you require advice about labour law in London then Contact Law can put you in touch with employment solicitors in London. General advice can also be obtained from your local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) or from Acas (Advisory, conciliation and arbitration service) who can be contacted on 08457 47 47 47, open from 0800 to 2000 Monday–Friday and 0900 to 1300 on Saturday.

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