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January 16, 2021 | by Ben Bourne

A settlement agreement is a binding legal agreement between you and your employer which usually brings your employment to an end, or compromises certain claims you may have against your employer. In exchange for entering into the agreement you will...

August 11, 2015 | by Jess Raebitt

Question My foreman and his wife are expecting a baby due next month. Exactly how much paternity leave may he ask for? Answer The statutory right to take Ordinary Paternity Leave (‘OPL’) was introduced in 2003. Your foreman may ask...

August 11, 2015 | by Jess Raebitt

Question   I have a post available and am about to hold interviews. I am worried that an unsuccessful candidate might claim compensation for discrimination. What questions might I safely ask and what subjects should I avoid? Answer We all know...

August 11, 2015 | by Jess Raebitt

Question   I have been told that I have no employment rights until I have at least 12 months’ continuous service with my employer –  is this right? Answer That employees have few or no rights as against their employer during the...

August 11, 2015 | by Jess Raebitt

Question: My employees do not have contracts of employment. Is this a problem? Answer: Every employee has a contract of employment.  If there is nothing in writing, however, that contract is just a verbal one. Omitting to have written contracts...

January 19, 2015 | by Mel

You need your workforce in place but how do you get them there? In a recent case a group of prison officers refused to be transported to work by their employer via a closed road during adverse weather conditions.  As...

November 27, 2013 | by Mel

Dispute Resolution week takes place 25th – 29th November 2013.  The aim is to promote the benefits of alternatives to court for separating and divorcing couples.  It is organised by Resolution – the national organisation of family lawyers, committed to...

October 30, 2013 | by Mel

A recent decision of the High Court is a salutary reminder to parties involved in any form of settlement negotiation  that failure to make a settlement offer expressly ‘subject to contract’ may produce unintended consequences. In Newbury v Sun Microsystems...

June 25, 2013 | by Mel

A firm of solicitors is warning that people who have a grievance against an employer may be denied justice because of new fees to take cases to an employment tribunal. Ellis-Fermor & Negus, which has offices in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire,...

June 11, 2013 | by Mel

On 29 July 2013 the Government introduce Employment Tribunal fees – £1180 for an unfair dismissal case. Good news or bad? Bad news for employees with this financial obstacle to justice. Good news for employers as employees are deterred from...