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Organisations which can help you with areas of employment law that we cannot assist with.

Advice, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
For information and help on employment issues and dispute resolution.
0300 123 1100

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)
For advice on discrimination issues.
0808 800 0082

Rights of Women
For free employment legal advice to women in England and Wales experiencing sexual harassment at work.
020 7490 0152

Working Families
Free advice on employment rights for parents and carers and in-work benefits for families.
0300 012 0312

Citizens Advice Bureau
For general advice and information on a range of legal fields.
Wales: 0344 4772020
England: 03444 111444

Lawworks’ ‘Find a Legal Advice Clinic’ tool
This tool, provided by the charity Lawworks, can help you find free legal advice and representation.

Pay and Work Rights Helpline
For help and advice on government enforced rights.
0800 917 2368

Community Legal Service
The Community Legal Service Direct provides free information, help and advice direct to the public on a range of common legal issues.
0845 345 4345

 

Organisations which may be able to help you negotiate a settlement with your employer.

Your Employment Settlement Service (YESS)
A charity which provides affordable legal advice on resolving problems at work without litigation.
T. 020 3701 7530
E. info@yesslaw.org.uk

Lawworks’ ‘Find a Legal Advice Clinic’ tool
This tool, provided by the charity Lawworks, can help you find free legal advice and representation.

Law Society’s ‘Find a Solicitor’ tool
This tool provided by the Law Society can help you find reputable paid-for solicitors.

 

Organisations which may be able to help with representation in your legal proceedings.

Advocate
Advocate are the pro bono charity of the Bar, supported by the Bar Council. They look for free legal help from barristers for people who cannot get public funding (legal aid) and cannot afford to pay. More detail on eligibility can be found on their website: https://weareadvocate.org.uk/.

Employment Lawyers Litigants-in-Person Scheme (“ELIPS”)

ELIPS can provide free advice and representation to individuals bringing an Employment Tribunal claim and have an upcoming hearing. They are only available at the following hearing centres: London Central, Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester, Midlands West, Newcastle, or Leeds. More detail on eligibility can be found on their website: https://www.elaweb.org.uk/content/employment-tribunal-litigant-person-support-scheme-elips.

Lawworks’ ‘Find a Legal Advice Clinic’ tool
This tool, provided by the charity Lawworks, can help you find free legal advice and representation.

Law Society’s ‘Find a Solicitor’ tool
This tool provided by the Law Society can help you find reputable paid-for solicitors.

 

Whistleblowing bodies from around the world:

Whistleblowing International NGOs (WIN)
The Whistleblowing International Network (WIN)  is run for and by NGOs working around the world to support and protect workplace whistleblowing. WIN allows its members to share hard-gained legal expertise and practical knowledge more widely, support new capacity to protect whistleblowers, and inform the international movement to protect whistleblowing as a democratic accountability mechanism. Protect is one of WIN’s founding members.

Government Accountability Project (GAP)
A non-profit, public interest organisation and law firm in the USA. GAP promotes government and corporate accountability by advocating occupational free speech, litigating whistleblower cases, publicising whistleblower concerns, and developing whistleblower laws.

Open Democracy Advice Centre (ODAC)
A non-profit company that supports democracy and helps build accountable institutions in South Africa by promoting access to information and advising whistleblowers.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
PEER is an American non-profit alliance of local, state and federal scientists, law enforcement officers, land managers and other professionals dedicated to upholding environmental laws and values

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
POGO is an NGO that tackles corruption and misconduct in the US federal government by working with whistleblowers.

PUBLIC INTEREST SPEAK-UP ADVISERS (PISA)
PISA is a Japanese organisation that advises whistleblowers.

National Whistleblowers Center
The National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation dedicated to protecting employees’ lawful disclosure of waste, fraud, and abuse.

Transparency International, Republic of Ireland
The Speak Up helpline offers information, referral advice and advocacy support to people looking to report wrongdoing, or to witnesses and victims of corruption or other wrongdoing.