About us

 

What is Employee Rescue?

At Employee Rescue, we know that there are times your job can get really, really stressful. Often things happen at work that you wish you could ask someone for advice on, without having to escalate the matter or cost yourself a fortune. Things that a Google search just won’t answer. This is what we’re here for. We take the stress out of employment matters and put the power in your hands.

Watch a video that explains what we do

 

The Right Advice Exactly When You Need It

If you’re having a dispute with your employer, believe you’ve been unfairly dismissed or are experiencing any employment related issue whatsoever, Employee Rescue is here to help. We’ll listen to your needs and provide the best advice based on your situation. We’ll equip you with the tools you need to solve problems yourself, and are always on hand if you need us to step in on your behalf.

 

A Team of Experts You Can Count On

Employee Rescue is a team of highly qualified lawyers, HR professionals and employment relations specialists. Between us we have decades of experience and specialised knowledge to help with all employment relations matters. Whilst we focus on helping you negotiate your own matters so that you’re not left with substantial legal bills, our lawyers and advisors are also available to represent you in court or in tribunals if you need the extra support.

 

Achieve the Best Results – Without the Hefty Fees

Employee Rescue offers a cost-effective way for you to fight – and win – your employment related battles. Whether you are hoping to keep your job or want to leave with a positive reference and the compensation you deserve, our team of experts will provide you with everything you need to achieve the best possible outcome.

 

We’ll listen to your situation and work closely with you to ensure that you understand your rights and obligations, and what needs to be done in your particular situation. We’ll equip you with comprehensive legal information as well as legal tactics to enable you to represent yourself at internal disciplinary hearings, employment tribunals and even in civil courts – saving you thousands in legal fees.

 

Employee Rescue will:

  • Inform you of all the steps you need to take, from start to finish, whether you’re dealing with an internal procedure, a tribunal or a court
  • Provide you with all relevant information as well as useful templates and precedents
  • Help you write your claim, using both your knowledge of the case and our knowledge of the law
  • Guide you on mediation in order to avoid the need to go to a tribunal or court where applicable
  • Advise you on your support options to pay for your tribunal claim if you are unemployed or on a low income

Employee relations involves a whole raft of professionals and not just lawyers. Employee Rescue works with HR, Employment Relations Specialists and lawyers to bring you the most accurate and useful information, support and resources to help you resolve your problems at work. We are your employment law Mackenzie Friend. This means that we don’t operate on a “no win-no fee basis”. We have a team of employment law specialist professionals with many years experience of employment law practice in courts and tribunals, Human Resource and Trade Union professionals with qualifications, experience and comprehensive training in UK employment law.

 

 

Our Mission

 

1. We want you to keep your job

This is why we provide you with all the free information, signposting and resources so that you know your rights and obligations as well as what the law expects from your employer.

 

2. We want you to know what to do

This is why we give you the full legal information about your rights. We don’t just tell you that you have a legal right. We show you where the law is written and give you templates and tactics to sort it out yourself.

3. We don’t want you to pay an arm and a leg

You are your own best advocate. Who knows your case better than you? This is why our guides are so complete with all the legal steps explained so that you can apply the law to your situation. If you need our help, we will guide you and help you as much or as little as you want.

 

4. We know you don’t have to go to the tribunal to win your case

This is why we help you with mediation and negotiation. We give you information, and legal tactics so that you can negotiate a good reference and compensation with your employer if you have to leave the job. Why go to the employment tribunal if you can mediate a binding settlement? We are ADR professionals who can help you negotiate a settlement agreement.

 

5. We want you to win your tribunal case

If you do have to go to the tribunal, our team will support you all the way. Winning also means having the minimum amount of stress and not bankrupting yourself in the process.  This is why we help you to write your tribunal claim. You know the facts of your case better than anyone and we know the law. Put them together and you have a professionally written employment tribunal claim for less than a fraction of the cost.  If you are confident in writing your own claim, we provide you with templates and precedents to help you do just that.

 

 

 

Contact us

Telephone:  0333 444 0764

Email: wehelp@employeerescue.co.uk

Company Number: 09079968

Registered under the Data Protection Act 1998

 

 

How to use the website

We have the best information on your employment law requirements in disputes with your employer on the website, through our guides in the E-book shop as well as other employment services which you can request via the Advice Now button.

Employee Rescue specialists provide you with all the information and support you could possibly need to make your claim. From internal procedures, ACAS Early Conciliation, Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, County Court to High Court.

You have;

  1. Free information and signposting on our advice pages
  2. Detailed guides with how-to’s and templates in the form of e-books available at our E-Book Shop
  3. Immediate Advice if you need it
  4. Help in raising grievances if you need it.
  5. Employment Tribunal support and advocacy if you need it.
  6. Advice on support  to pay for your tribunal claim if you are unemployed or on a low income.

These professionally prepared guides and more are available from our E-book shop. They come with templates, check-lists and instructions so that you can get it right every time.

 

Free Information

Free information is provided as advice pages on this website. You access this by selecting the broad area that covers your particular problem.Go HOME to start your journey. If you select the icon labelled “I don’t want to lose my job”, for example, this opens you to all the advice pages available under that heading.  If you cant find what you are looking for, use the menu on the right which works on the same basis, or use the search tool at the top of the home page. If you need tailored information for your particular circumstances, click on the “Advice Now button and we will provide the advice and information for your specific needs.

Our advice pages direct you to the best free information on the web, so that instead of trawling the internet, you  have access to a one-stop-shop of solid, credible information presented in a way that is easy to understand.

Once you have more information and understand the legal issues related to your individual situation you can come back to us with a clear idea of what you want us to do for you. Alternatively you can choose to buy one of our guides in the E-book Shop and do it yourself. You certainly can do it yourself with our help.

 

Immediate advice

If you need immediate advice that is not available on the website, you can come straight through to us with details of your query. We will provide a response to your particular situation within 24 hours.  We provide a response on an anonymised basis unless you want more detailed advocacy support.

 

E-books

The E-book shop has employment law guides available to download.  The books provide you with information, templates, how-to’s, and insider tips so that you know as much, if not more than your employer about the legal aspects of your case, and options available to you. This means that you can represent yourself more effectively in the workplace.

 

 

Employment Tribunals

Employment Tribunals used to be free and were set up to enable employees to carry out their own litigation. Although the self-representation aspect remains, employees are now required to pay up to £250.00 on filing a claim, they can pay up to a further £1800 for the hearing itself.

Most employment law consultancies will charge upwards of £2000 to go through your documents, before they actually start any work. This is in addition to the tribunal fees that you have to pay. No win no fee consultants will review your case and decide whether you have more than a certain percentage chance of winning. This is usually set at 51%. If your chance of winning is less than 51% they will not take your case. If you have legal cover with your home contents or car insurance, it works the same way. Most insurers set a more than 51% likelihood of winning as the threshold for providing legal insurance cover. This means that “No win no Fee” will only be offered for the most easy-to-win cases. If a case is easy to win, then you might as well do it yourself with some help from us.

Employee Rescue does not do “No win, no fee”. We give you enough information support and advice to take your own case through to tribunal. If at any stage, you decide that you want a lawyer to handle it for you, we have lawyers who will take your case on. BUT our main focus is that you should handle your own case, with help from us when you need it.

We help you write your claim and any other legal things you need to do for the tribunal, apply for fee remission (if you are on a low income), provide step-by-step instructions, and templates to use in writing the claim, together with information and support on your pre-trial applications. Once you purchase a how-to for a tribunal claim, you get free advice and support for your claim. When it gets to the hearing stage, you can choose to do it yourself or have a Lawyer represent you in court.

 

The Team

Cilinnie Ngo-Pondi – Director 

 

Cilinnie Ngo-Pondi is the founder and director of Employee Rescue. She is a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Mediators and Arbitrators (CIARB) with a particular expertise in commercial and employment disputes. Cilinnie has a law degree, a Masters in European Commercial Law, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies, as well as over 20 years experience working with Trade Unions, Employee’s and Employers in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Africa.  A published author, she has extensive international experience in managing human resources and employee relations and is fully ‘au fait’ with all aspects of employment law including Employment Tribunals, Employment Contracts and Performance Management.

With a strong interest in employment relations and passionate about helping employees understand their rights, Cilinnie founded Employee Rescue with a view to providing a voice to employees in need.

 

Cilinnie achieved a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at Thames Valley University, and subsequently gained a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies, Dispute Resolution at Massey University.

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at Thames Valley University
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Studies, Dispute Resolution at Massey University
  • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Employment Law
  • Employee Relations
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Negotiation
  • Mediation

 

Peter Wareing – Barrister

Peter Wareing studied at Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the Bar in 2004. He has worked as both in-house counsel and in chambers, and currently works as Counsel at thedirectbarrister.co.uk.

Peter has extensive experience in employment matters, frequently appearing before the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court. Whilst he predominantly appears for Respondents, Peter has also enjoyed many successes appearing for Claimants, including a group of seven Claimants bringing diverse claims of discrimination against their employers on the grounds of Race, Sex, Disability and Sexual Orientation.

In addition to his employee relations experience, Peter has extensive experience as a Civil and Commercial Litigator appearing regularly in the County Courts, as well as the High Court in respect of Civil and Commercial matters, including contract disputes, debt and urgent injunctive relief. Further, Peter is well-versed in criminal law, regularly representing defendants accused of complex and serious criminal matters, including assault and fraud, before both the Magistrates Courts and the Crown Court.

 

  • Bar Vocational Course, City University London
  • LLB (Hons) Business Law, Bournemouth University

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Employment law
  • Civil litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Criminal law
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Discrimination
  • Corporate law

Memberships:

  • The Bar of England and Wales
  • Employment Bar Association

 

Nick Pocock – Commercial Director 

An experienced business strategist and retailer with extensive technical, solution and consultancy experience gained within emerging markets. Nick has over 10 years’ grocery retailing experience gained within Kwik Save Group Plc, Iceland Frozen Foods, CO-OP, Netto and Somerfield and 19 years’ experience in the African market place and has offered strategic advice to many companies who engage in the Sub Saharan region including:

  • Ericsson Mobitex, a provider of an OSI based open standard, national public access wireless packet-switched data network.
  • Lamborghini Trattori, Italian manufacturer of diesel engines.
  • Burdens, leading supplier of civil engineering and building materials to the infrastructure, environmental and industrial markets.
  • Oxford International Financial Holdings, a global financial services company providing corporate risk and asset protection across three continents.  Advanced Technology Ramar Plc, publicly traded UK based company providing data capture solutions and wide area network communications.

Nick also headed Geest’s international division, Geest Overseas part of the Bakkavor Group employs over 16,000 people worldwide with an annual turnover of USD 2.4 Billion. Nick has also worked closely with Government Departments, International Financing Institutions, United Nations Agencies, Non-governmental organisations and the Private Sector.


Brett Wilson – Barrister

 

A barrister with years of experience across multiple disciplines, Brett Wilson received his LLB at the University of London, and his LLM at the University of Staffordshire. He belongs to the Inner Temple and was called to the Bar in 2008.

 

Prior to joining chambers, Brett worked as an in-house lawyer in both the railway industry and IT sector. This in-house experience enables Wilson to provide programmatic and well-rounded advice to his clients.

 

As a barrister, Brett has gained extensive experience with government procurement frameworks such as SPRINT II and CITHS, as well as personal injury and criminal law. Brett has represented a number of clients accused of serious offences including rape, attempted murder and fraud, and has an in-depth understanding of confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Additionally, Brett is well-versed in personal injury matters.

 

Further, Brett, an experienced horseman, has worked on numerous equine-related matters, including the purchase and sale of horses, livery agreements, grazing licences and accidents occurring at equestrian events.

 

Brett is also a councillor on Lichfield District Council

 

Key achievements:

  • Member of The Inner Temple
  • Called to the Bar in 2008
  • BSc (Hons) Biology – University of York
  • LLB – University of London
  • LLM – University of Staffordshire

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Immigration
  • Crime
  • Personal injury
  • Commercial law
  • Contracts
  • Data Protection
  • Information Technology
  • Procurement
  • Equine

 

Memberships:

  • Bar Association of Commerce Finance and Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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