Where employment disputes arise including discipline cases, allegations of harassment etc, contact your Branch Secretary as direct representation by FBU officials will often be more appropriate in such cases. Your FBU official will notify you if legal advice and representation is required and provide the appropriate form to be submitted to Head Office.
FBU members can receive advice and in some cases support and representation on the whole range of legal issues that they may encounter in their day-to-day lives. These include personal injury, employment rights (including equal rights, human rights and pensions), criminal law, family law, Wills and Conveyancing. Details of these services and how they are accessed are set out below. Some of these services also apply to family members where indicated.
Thompsons regional office structure means that, where representation is available and where a personal consultation is required, you will be seen as near as possible to your place of work or local union office.
Our commitment is to total access to Thompsons for our members. Technology is key to this and Thompsons has developed information technology systems that enable FBU members being represented to call the Thompsons office handling the case and quickly and easily obtain any information relating to their case.
You can also visit the Thompsons’ information and resources section which includes advice and briefings online.
Using e-mail the FBU telephone access service has been made more efficient and enables swift reporting to Thompsons of requests for legal advice.