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Unlike many other countries, there is not currently any specific legal right in the UK for workers to take time off when a family member dies – often referred to as bereavement leave. However, this is expected to change, in… Read on
In July 2018, a parliamentary committee published a report on its inquiry into older workers. The committee concluded that the government was not enforcing age discrimination law adequately and that workplace prejudice, unconscious bias and casual ageism are still… Read on
It was recently reported that Goldman Sachs no longer requires employees to wear a suit and tie. Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic has abolished a rule requiring female cabin crew to wear make-up. While this suggests a trend of employers relaxing their… Read on
Harassment, as defined in the Equality Act 2010 is unlawful. If you can show that you have suffered harassment in the workplace carried out by a colleague, you will be able to bring a claim against your employer. What is… Read on
All full-time workers in the UK are entitled to a statutory minimum of 28 days (5.6 weeks) paid annual leave each year. This leave entitlement usually includes the eight statutory annual bank holidays. Part-time workers are entitled to annual… Read on
Employers who are proposing large scale redundancies have to first go through a process of collective consultation. This is a strict legal requirement; where an employer gets this wrong, employees may bring claims for compensation in the employment tribunal. If… Read on
Each case is different and it is very difficult to give a precise figure for total costs at the outset. Even the most experienced lawyers can’t predict exactly how a case will unfold and how the other side will behave… Read on
Regardless of the method used to calculate your legal charges – and there are various different options such as a fixed fee or no-win-no-fee, you will need to pay your bill and there are various different funding methods you may… Read on
We understand that affordability is a huge concern for most of our clients. We are committed to being open and transparent about our charges and are confident that our specialist expertise and exemplary client service mean we offer great value… Read on
In all but the most extreme cases of misconduct – termed gross misconduct – an employee is unlikely to be subject to dismissal for a first offence at work. Instead, they will be entitled to receive one or more warnings… Read on