Just before Christmas I helped a lovely client recover another 50% on top of the ‘generous’ compensation he had been offered in a Settlement Agreement from his employer. Read on to find out why you should never just sign your Settlement Agreement and why the right advice can get achieve really positive results.
Christmas Parties and the immediate aftermath can cause chaos within the workplace. I’m sure at some point in our working life, we have all heard rumours about colleagues getting tipsy and making inappropriate passes at colleagues. This may all be taken in good humour and for the most part I think we can agree that Christmas Parties can be great fun. However, at this time of year, employees must remember that their actions, even at a Christmas Party, could give rise to very serious repercussions. Similarly, employers should give appropriate guidance to staff who attend work functions. Read my blog to find out more.
Many employers offer a benefit to their employees termed “ill health retirement”. Where available, this benefit can provide immediate access to pension funds if an employee is too unwell to continue working. Read on to see how I can help if you have a dispute with your employer about access to your pension fund.
Today marks the end of Anti-Bullying Week 2018. Sadly, many of my clients tell me harrowing stories of bullying and harassment at work. This post sets out some practical tips for dealing with bullying in the workplace.
We know the significant impact problems at work can have on both employers and employees. All our solicitors are fully qualified and specialise only in employment law, but don’t just trust us… Read on for some of the lovely reviews our clients have recently left for one of our Directors, Sophie Goodwill.
In Mr J Hargreaves v Governing Body of Manchester Grammar School UKEAT/0048/18/, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether it was fair for an employer to withhold evidence from the disciplinary hearing that ultimately led to his dismissal. Read my post for full details of this case and the implications for employees.
One of the first issues many of my clients are concerned about when considering whether to start Employment Tribunal proceedings, is how much it will cost them and whether it is affordable. This is a very important issue and so I always give clear advice on funding during initial client consultations. Read on for more about just one funding option, termed legal expenses insurance.
When faced with serious disciplinary allegations, employees often feel there is little they can do to shape the process they are being taken through. Read on to see how I have helped clients get positive outcomes when charged with Gross Misconduct allegations.
It has recently been reported in the local press that a Lincolnshire employer will need to cut jobs if further government funding is not provided. If you are facing redundancy, read my post for some essential guidance.