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Fighting for your employment rights
We are an independent UK based workers union, working to change employer attitudes and support ALL workers equally. The best way to ensure your employment rights is to join EFWU and get your colleagues to join with you, growing our collective voice.
We will provide advice and information about employment law, discrimination acts, health and safety in the workplace and most importantly YOUR employment rights.
We can provide representation at disciplinary meetings, grievances, contract disputes and more, ensuring there is fair and balanced voice fighting your corner.
From proposed indirect discrimination and conflict in the workplace to contract disputes and unfair dismissal, we will be there for you during what can be one of the most stressful points in your life.
The more join our union, the stronger and more effective our voice becomes, so contact us today and find out how we can help you.
Direct discrimination is treating a person less favourably than another who lacks the protected characteristic, is ALWAYS unjustified and unlawful, except when there is a “occupational requirement” which is a legitimate business justification accepted by a court.
Indirect discrimination is also unlawful, and this exists when an employer applies a policy to their workplace that affects everyone equally, but it has a skewed impact on people with a protected characteristic when there is no good business justification for that practice.
Other forms or discrimination include harassment and victimisation which are equally illegal.
Tribunal fees were abolished after the Supreme Court ruled that tribunal fees were unlawful and a barrier to justice. The abolishment of fees means it is accessible for many more to bring claims now, whereas previously the high costs prevented claims being brought. This has however led to delays due in the tribunal system as many more are now using the Courts, causing the claims process to sometimes last over a year now.
In the past year employment tribunal cases has increased by 10%, in 2018-2019 the Courts heard 121,075 claims.
Harmonious workplace relationships are essential to optimum business efficiency. Even minor problems can develop into grievances or disputes if they're not dealt with quickly and effectively. Although most employers have policies and procedures to resolve workplace problems, in many cases a positive result can be achieved through early discussion and possible intervention with your workers union.
The more people who join us, the stronger our voice becomes. Get in touch using the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.