Employment Legal Advice
During this period of uncertainty, you may find yourself worried about your employment, whether that’s your rights, redundancy, pay cuts, terms or disputes. The Growth Company together with Citizens Advice Manchester, Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton and a network of legal partners, have set up Employment Legal Advice - a new service to help individuals across Greater Manchester to access free employment-related legal support. Our service is designed to help you access the right advice at the right time as quickly and easily as possible.
If you think you need employment legal advice one of our friendly advisors will take you through the following simple steps:
How does it work
Step 1: Contact
Provide us with details of your employment issue, either by email, phone or by filling in a brief enquiry form.
Step 2: Triage
Your enquiry will be passed on to one of our dedicated triage advisors who will review your case and decide on an appropriate pathway for you. Please note that our triage advisors cannot give legal advice themselves.
Step 3: Referral
If one of our advisors thinks you need a further conversation with a solicitor they will match you with an expert from our network of Pro Bono legal partners. They will book a meeting for you, giving you the chance to discuss your case for free and receive expert advice on your next steps.
If the information you need is readily available through another service, you will be signposted to either ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service), Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton, Citizens Advice Manchester or Employ GM. More information on these services and what they do is available below.
ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
ACAS is an independent body that works with millions of employers and employees every year to improve workplace relationships.
They can offer free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice, and help to find solutions to disputes between employers and employees.
Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton
Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people's lives. They provide free, confidential, independent, and impartial advice and information, including employment problems.
You can find out more by visiting the Citizens Advice Bury and Bolton website.
Citizens Advice Manchester
Citizens Advice Manchester provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities across a wide range of subjects. They can give you more information on what your rights are at work, and ways to solve problems with your employer.
You can find out more by visiting the Citizens Advice Manchester website.
Employ GM can help you if have lost your job, want to upskill, advice on mental health and wellbeing or are simply looking for advice on changing careers.
Head over to Employ GM to find out more about their full range of services and how they can help you.
About Citizens Advice Manchester
Last year Citizens Advice Manchester helped 50,000 people in the city take charge of their finances by offering guidance and support on debt and benefits. Helped thousands of families into secure housing, supported victims of crime, worked with people struggling to remain in or find employment and provided access to the skills and advice that will allow parents to give their children the best start in life. Our advice makes communities more independent, saves time and money for public services, and brings income into the region.
About Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton
Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton was born in April 2019, following the merger of the two separate offices which covered Bury and Bolton districts. Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton has developed, and continues to maintain, a strong and trusted presence locally, aimed at supporting individuals and communities across the Bury & Bolton boundaries with a range of social welfare issues, providing one off advice/ information and casework for thousands of people each year.
The Growth Company is an award-winning social enterprise with a mission to enable growth, create jobs and improve lives. Over the last 30 years we have honed our expertise to deliver employment, skills, investment and enterprise services that support thriving businesses, creating well-paid jobs for talented individuals across our diverse communities.
We’re proud of the positive difference we make to the 100,000 individuals and 30,000 businesses we work with day-in, day-out. As an accredited training provider, rated Ofsted Good and ISO 9001 certified you can be confident in the quality of the training and support provision delivered by our dedicated and passionate team of professionals. It is their ability and expertise at working responsively with a wide range of partners and commissioners, including DWP, that ensures you’re always in safe hands with us! We are also Investors in People and a disability confident employer.
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