Pearce West

Employment Solicitors

Pearce West Employment Solicitors is led by Jonathan West, a qualified solicitor with 36 years experience of acting in Employment and Unfair Dismissal claims.

How can we help?

At Pearce West Employment Solicitors we specialise exclusively in Employment Law; acting for individuals in bringing employment claims against their former employer, and giving advice to employees in the following situations:

Settlement Agreements

We have vast experience in advising clients on Settlement Agreements with their employers. We offer clients a supportive and expert advisory service. Very often our advice leads to better financial terms being offered to clients by their employers.

Unfair & Constructive Dismissal

If you have been dismissed, you may be entitled to bring a case for Unfair Dismissal. We have acted for many clients in bringing their claims to an Employment Tribunal over the years, and we will handle not only the preparation of the claim but also full representation and advocacy at the Employment Tribunal hearing.

Employment Advice

If you are having a problem at work we can give you expert and confidential advice, either on the phone or in a consultation. We often find that a 'problem shared is a problem solved'. We are also able to help clients by writing letters to their Employer to try to resolve any problems, or helping to submit a written grievance.

Other Areas of Expertise

We also have extensive experience in advising clients on issues such as race, sex and disability discrimination, and all other aspects of discrimination. We also often help clients who are being threatened with, or going through, a Performance Improvement Process (PIP).

Enquiry Form

Complete our enquiry form and we will get back in touch as soon as possible. 

Data protection: We take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to provide you with the services you request from us.

About us

Why choose Pearce West?

Jonathan West has 36 years experience helping resolve employment claims for people across the Thames Valley and South East England.

Our Testimonials

I dealt with Jonathan and the process was fast and efficient. He was very thorough and guided me through some complex documents with ease in a highly personable way. This was a very good experience and highly recommended.

Matt Jan 2022

I used Jonathan for my unfair dismissal claim against my employer. Jonathan was professional and a big help all the way through my claim. He gave honest advice and helped me to a good conclusion. I am very happy to say i would recommend him to friends and family.

Richard Oct 2021

Jonathan provided clear, timely and comprehensive advice around achieving a satisfactory agreement. He flagged several important issues of detail which I would not have considered myself and this resulted in a more robust agreement and a positive outcome. I would recommend his services.

John Sept 2021

No Win - No Fee

In many cases when you have a valid employment claim to the Employment Tribunal for Unfair Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal or a claim for breach of contract we can act for you on a
"no win – no fee" basis.

In other words, we take the case on and if you win the case we charge you a fixed % of what you get from your former employer (either at Tribunal or through a settlement). If you lose your case we do not charge you a penny – so you can have the peace of mind of not having to lose any of your money on bringing a claim!

If we are not able to offer a "no win – no fee" arrangement we can bring a claim to the Employment Tribunal on a fee-paying basis, and we are always happy to work within agreed fee-budgets which goes to ensure that you keep control on legal costs as the case progresses.


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A qualified solicitor with 36 years of experience acting in Employment and Unfair Dismissal claims, Jonathan West leads Pearce West Employment Solicitors.

How Can We Help?

As an exclusive employment law firm, we're committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your claim of employment tribunal claims. We'll act as your advocate at every stage of proceedings and advise how best to address any issues during litigation or negotiation with employers.

Settlement Agreements

If you have been made redundant or you are in the process of losing your job for reasons not relating to ‘misconduct’ quite often your employer may ask you to sign a Settlement Agreement (previously known as a Compromise Agreement).

Our experience advising clients on Settlement Agreements has helped our clients secure better financial terms from their employers. We offer an expert advisory service that often leads the way for our client's success with settlement negotiations, ultimately leading to an improved relationship.

At Pearce West Employment Solicitors Jonathan West has acted for literally hundreds of such satisfied clients in Reading, Oxford and over the whole of Thames Valley in this position and is extremely experienced in advising and negotiating for you on the terms on Settlement Agreements. Depending on the situation, we can negotiate with your employer for a higher payment, or better terms, than was originally proposed.

Unfair & Constructive Dismissal

We have acted for many clients in bringing their claims to an Employment Tribunal over the years, and we will handle the preparation of your case and full representation at the hearing.

Employment Law Advice

Sometimes, a problem at work can be as simple and straightforward to fix with some friendly guidance from our team. We will give you expert advice so that any issues are resolved quickly! If this sounds good for your situation, don't hesitate to contact us today or book an appointment online now.

Other Areas of Expertise

With our extensive experience, we help people going through Performance Improvement Processes (PIPs) and are threatened with them too - so they don't have to suffer at work without cause.

Who Can Bring a Claim for Unfair Dismissal?

Generally, the person who files a claim for Unfair Dismissal must have been an employee and worked for their former employer  for two full years.

What Makes a Dismissal Unfair?

The fairness of your dismissal will be determined by considerations including the size and resources of the employer, the investigation process followed, and whether it falls within reasonable bandwith for conduct alleged- was this proportionate?

The ACAS code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures states that employers should investigate any case involving employee wrongdoing before taking formal action; this includes holding an initial meeting where the employer listens to all evidence available.

If you are accused of a disciplinary matter at work, you should be informed about how this will affect you and what consequences could come from certain actions.

You must also be aware of their right to have someone else present during any disciplinary hearing.

You should be allowed to present their cases during a disciplinary hearing, and then make an appeal after any outcome has been communicated to you.

What Employment Law Services Do We Offer?

If you have been unfairly dismissed, our employment lawyers can help claim at the Employment Tribunal. Similarly, if your employer acted disproportionately and forced you to quit your job because of their actions, we could support this with a possible constructive unfair dismissal claim.

Harassed at work? You may have a civil right to compensation! If you believe that your dismissal was linked with race, age, sex, or disability, among other personal characteristics, we could also help make an employment discrimination claim. There's no limit on what is available, so it pays off having professional support from knowledgeable specialists who will get the best settlement possible for our client's cases.

Why Choose Us?

We are proud of our reputation as a leader in this field. We are recognized for having years of experience with acknowledged expertise that can be brought to your case, whether you need assistance during litigation or advice on how best to handle it as quickly and efficiently as possible

Our firm offers representation to clients across various sectors and industries and we  will fight for you, regardless of your employer’s size, wealth or stature.

If you have been unfairly dismissed from your job, the Employment Tribunal will decide whether or not that was fair. They consider what procedures were followed when dealing with discipline issues and following any applicable law.


Why Choose Pearce West?

Jonathan's experience includes 36 years of helping people across the Thames Valley and South East England resolve their employment claims.

  • Specialist in Employment Law issues
  • We are fully bonded for professional liability insurance up to £2,000,000 by Travelers Insurance, a "Qualifying Insurer" under the SRA rules.
  • A member of the Employment Lawyer Association and the Law Society
  • Fixed–fee initial consultation
  • Authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) under registration number 00205896.

What Should I Do Next?

We understand how difficult it is facing the prospect of proceedings against your employer, but we are here to help ease any anxieties. We are happy for you to contact and discuss what options may work best with your situation!

Please complete the inquiry form or call us on 01189 473 557. We are always here for you, so please do not hesitate if anything relates to this area of law-we want every person who works with us to feel confident about what they're doing!

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