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Our History

When we started our work over 15 years ago in Handsworth, Birmingham, as an unincorporated voluntary organisation, we were mainly concerned with claims of sex, race, and disability discrimination at the workplace.

However, it was quickly noticed that clients invariably asked for help with claims for unpaid wages or holiday pay, redundancy, and unfair dismissal.

We achieved some success in both discrimination and straight dismissal/wage claims. In 2022, the total compensation obtained for our clients was £59,972.89; many cases also included promises of references and two involved reinstatements. More and more clients within the Birmingham area came to see us and the list of cases became longer.


Bradical Employment Rights was registered as a company

In 2011 we formally registered as BRADICAL Community Interest Company and then developed a link with post graduate students who became our volunteers. Volunteer students and prospective barristers negotiated settlements and represented clients at Employment Tribunals.

The Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau referred their employment callers to us and the number of cases rose steadily. Again, BRADICAL was able to secure successes at both the Employment Tribunal (and even the Court of Appeal!) as well as through negotiations via ACAS. BRADICAL was able to hold two weekly clinics.


Registered with the Charity Commission

Registration with the Charity Commission followed in 2016 where we became known as Bradical Employment Rights (BER). Despite having some periods where we have had to suspend our services due to lack of funding, BER has continued to survive and prides itself on being able to still help those in need.

2020 - 2022

The Pandemic

The pandemic caused us, like many office-based workplaces, to ‘lockdown’. However, despite that difficulty Bradical Employment Rights has still managed to run a remote service until the present, helping several individuals achieve justice in the Employment Tribunal. We are actively looking for a physical space so that we can renew in-person interviews again in 2022.

Throughout the life of BER and its varying forms, what has remained clear is the ongoing need for members of the public to be provided with free advice and representation in employment and discrimination law is ongoing. BER aims to fill in this gap and we are happy to help with your employment related problems.

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