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Female MPs Reveal They Face Discrimination

April 11th, 2018

Over half of female MPs have revealed that they faced...

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Is that question really appropriate?

February 26th, 2018

When being interviewed for a new job, how many of the questions that you are asked are appropriate? An employer, or prospective employer, should only be asking questions that are...

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Stricter Enforcement Of Gig Workers’ Rights Promised

February 10th, 2018

The government has announced that it will be more strictly...

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What to look for in your Employment Contract

January 18th, 2018

  Is your name and the full name of your employer stated correctly? Is the date that your employment began stated? If any previous employment counts toward your ‘continuous employment’,...

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Things every employer should consider before taking on their first employee  

January 11th, 2018

Register with HMRC as an employer How much will you pay your employee, be sure to consider the National Minimum Wage and any increases? Have you got Employers’ Liability Insurance...

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Increase in High Court claims against employees accused of stealing company data to assist with new jobs

November 20th, 2017

The Times has written in its article today that there is a 25% increase in High Court claims against employees accused of stealing company data to assist with new jobs...

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What is the true scale of pregnancy discrimination claims?

October 3rd, 2017

A recent BBC article published today talks about how the true scale of pregnancy discrimination claims is hidden due to them being settled out of court or parties being asked...

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How Will The EU Withdrawal Bill Affect Workers’ Rights?

September 12th, 2017

MPs in the House of Commons have been debating what...

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ACAS GUIDANCE: Employers should try to balance the needs of the business with understanding the pressures facing parents with premature or sick babies

September 11th, 2017

In the UK, there are more than 95,000 premature or sick babies born each year and ACAS has now issued guidance for employers in supporting staff who have given birth...

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Employment Tribunal Fees Ruled Unlawful

July 27th, 2017

 After the Supreme Court concludes that the payment of fees...

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Social Media and Dismissal

May 30th, 2017

The recent case of Plant v API Microelectronics Ltd ET/3401454/2016 highlights the importance of being mindful of your comments on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter but also...

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How will the 2017 Spring Budget affect your employment rights?

April 10th, 2017

In most cases an individual will only scan through the highlights of this year’s Spring Budget for those points that will affect them as an individual, but how will your...

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6 things you should always check before signing a contract of employment

April 7th, 2017

After finally receiving that coveted job offer, the last thing...

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How to deal with an unfair dismissal

April 3rd, 2017

As an employee, you have the right not to be...

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How will you be affected by Employment Tribunal decisions

March 20th, 2017

The Employment Tribunal decision database went live at the beginning of February this year but what impact will this have on employers and employees? The site is publicly available –...

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Zero-Hours Contracts

February 2nd, 2017

Zero-Hours Contracts, quite simply, are what they say. There is a relationship between an individual and a company where an individual agrees to make themselves available to the company for...

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Mental Health in the Workplace

January 19th, 2017

With 2017 now underway have you made your New Year’s Resolution? If not, or even if you have, why not consider taking more time to care for yourself and your...

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Are you an Employee or Self-Employed and why does it matter?

January 12th, 2017

Whether you are an employee or self-employed will be important when determining the employment rights that you have. An employee enjoys more employment rights, both statutory and contractually, that an...

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Georgina Went

Children in the workplace

October 24th, 2016

Trainee Solicitor, Georgina Went, considers the effect employment law has...

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Minimum Wage Increases from 1 October 2016

September 29th, 2016

An update on the National Minimum Wage…   From 1 October 2016 the National Minimum Wage increase to the following:- Aged 21 to 24 –          ...

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Women Losing Employment Due To Pregnancy

September 13th, 2016

Number of women losing employment due to pregnancy and maternity discrimination rises from 30,000 to 54,000 in a decade. Recent figures show that the number of expectant and new mothers forced...

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10% uplift in Employment Tribunals

August 22nd, 2016

The 10% uplift in Employment Tribunals The case of Simmons v Castle [2012] EWCA Civ 1039 and [2012] EWCA Civ 1288 held that damages in personal injury claims should be increased by...

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Welcome Leah!

August 11th, 2016

We are delighted to announce that we have welcomed employment...

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Clive Uzoho

The perils of ‘pulling a sickie’

July 26th, 2016

Paralegal, Clive Uzoho, discusses the effects absenteeism in the workplace...

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Employment Law: Key Update

November 25th, 2014

There have been some interesting developments in the employment field recently.  Bhavna Patel has selected a handful that are likely to affect you or your business.   Employee on Maternity Leave Should...

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And the winner is…

October 10th, 2014

Lennons Solicitors wins award for employment law work Lennons Solicitors...

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Employment Law: Key Update – September 2014

September 25th, 2014

There have been some interesting developments in the employment field...

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Are Your Productivity Levels Low? Is It The Temperature At Work?

September 9th, 2014

There has been much debate about the impact of climate change, the workplace and its impact on productivity.  Naturally, depending upon the workplace environment your staff may struggle when there...

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Employment Law: Case update – July 2014

July 31st, 2014

There have been some interesting case developments recently. Bhavna Patel shares...

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Advice and Guidance

July 17th, 2014

The Commonwealth Games are due to take place in Glasgow between 23 July 2014 to 3 August 2014. The main issue that employers are likely to encounter during this time...

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Flexible Working – Has the Landscape Changed? What do you Really Need to Know?

July 15th, 2014

According to CIPD’s recent conference, the new flexible working rules will have very little practical impact. Its real take up remains to be seen. So watch this space. Change With...

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ACAS Conciliation – To Conciliate or Not To Conciliate?

June 23rd, 2014

Some of you may be wondering since my last article...

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Do Employers Really Have A Level Playing Field?

May 12th, 2014

You may be feeling that there is far more less red tape than there used to be. I do, to some degree, agree. There has certainly been a great deal...

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Adverse weather – what are your employees’ rights?

January 8th, 2014

Stefania Fulford advises employers on the consequences of adverse weather As employers reminisce to this time last year when much of the country was covered in snow, many might be...

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Employee Shareholders

September 18th, 2013

Employee Shareholders – what’s the take up going to be? As of 1st September 2013, employees may now effectively “sell” some of their employment rights to their employer. In return...

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Employment tribunal claims

August 6th, 2013

The 29 July 2013 saw significant changes to employment law rules being implemented; the most noteworthy of which was the introduction of Tribunal fees. Prior to 29 July 2013, a...

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Settlement agreements

August 5th, 2013

The 29 July saw various changes in the world of employment law. Prior to this date, employers and employees could only discuss the termination of an employee’s employment without following...

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