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Working in London – Things to Think About as a Traveller

Working in London

Many people come to London looking for work. Some chose to arrive during busy tourist seasons, such as Christmas or summer, and some come looking to start or change the direction of their career.

Short-term Work for Travellers

Many seasonal workers get engaged in retail or the tourism sector. With thousands and thousands of visitors coming to London each year there is often demand for knowledgeable staff. Indeed, for the London Olympics more or less every hotel room in the city is expected to be booked.

Numerous travellers who visit the city for a short period of time are looking for quick money. This incentive can often be so strong that the temptation of not paying tax and skipping all the administrative hassle related to securing employment is given into and a traveller decides to take a job on the black market.

This leaves you, as an employee, very vulnerable as you will have a difficult time enforcing your employment-law rights in the absence of an employment contract. However, you may still be able to get justice and enforce your rights if you contact specialist solicitors. Their help will be invaluable to you as they will be able to fight for your interests.

Long-term Employment

If you decide to stay in London, or in any other part of the country, for a significant period of time then it is important that you are aware of your rights as an employee.

Many who come to London hope to get into the financial sector where there they have the chance of making fast and big money. However, this is not always a secure form of employment.

In the current straining financial climate many employees are finding themselves being made redundant, and banks have been hit particularly hard. If you have been made redundant then it is essential that you contact employment law solicitors, who can help to secure an outcome centred around your best interests.

Redundancy is a form of dismissal and you may be able to claim for unfair dismissal if your employer has made you redundant. There are several requirements that need to be fulfilled for you to make a successful claim. For instance, you must have been with your employer for two continuous years.

In order to know your rights and to not have your experience abroad ruined, contact a specialist solicitor who can help you.

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