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How much notice am I entitled to?

Each party to an employment contract is entitled by law to a minimum amount of warning if the other party wants to terminate the contract. There are legal notice requirements for both employees and employers, depending on how long the… Read on

Can I sue my employer for work-related stress?

Sometimes, it seems like there is a stress epidemic going on as the pressures of modern life cause more and more people, in all walks of life and of all ages, to report feelings of stress.  The impact of this… Read on

What is the law on bereavement leave?

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

Ageism in the workplace

  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

Can my employer set a dress code?

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

Can I sue my employer for harassment?

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

Annual leave: giving employers notice of holiday

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

What to expect on a collective redundancy consultation

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

Charges for employment tribunal cases

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

What different ways can I fund my legal bill?

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

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