Key organisations helping with Work/Employment
A government-funded service which advises both employees and employers for free. Their website has a range of information about employment rights and disputes, as well as resources and template letters. They run a free employment mediation service called Early Conciliation. If you want to apply to an employment tribunal, you will need to apply through ACAS.
Helpline 0300 123 1100 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm
If you are pregnant or have recently given birth, Maternity Action is a national charity offering free advice on a range of issues. They specialise in employment matters including maternity leave, statutory maternity pay and reasonable adjustments at work. They can also advise on other areas including healthcare and immigration.
National Advice line: 0808 802 0029 Mon-Fri 10am-1pm
Online contact form here
The Greater London Authority has produced easy-to-understand guides on key areas of employment law and rights. These are published in the 20 most spoken languages in Greater London, including Bengali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian and Urdu. These guides cover wide-ranging issues, from rights at work, to sickness, family responsibility and losing your job.
Experts in Equality and Human Rights, the EASS will be able to advise you on what conduct could be considered discrimination. They will point you to the correct parts of the law that protect you from discrimination and advise you on the next steps.
Advice line: 0808 800 0082 Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Text phone: 0808 800 0084 opening hours as above
The Salvation Army in Watford can refer you to their Employment Plus Programme. This scheme helps people to develop skills and find work. Once in work, the Salvation Army will support you to ensure that the job works for you too.
Nearest employment service is: St Albans Corps Employment Service, 16-18 Victoria Street, St Albans, AL1 3JB
T: 01727 855395